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Old Mar 25, 2009, 01:51 AM
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Newport 12 Question

Hey Newport guys! I have an N12 and am getting near to attaching the deck, does the deck need to be fitted into the hull lip, so it's flush? This was on Hanna's assembly instructions but I think mine is a McClung hull and I don't know whether it should sit atop the lip or inside it. Another question, how low does the winch(arm type) have to be mounted? It should be able to swing out of the way to lift out the lead, any measurements suggested from edge of deck? I'm also curious, do I really need to support the top of the rudder tube? How far should the rudder swing? And since I have a fiberglass deck, how many deck beams should I have? I know I need one under the mast and chain plates, fair leads,forestay and aft stay, any more since this is a big rig? Guess that's all for now....
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Good morning, 1967

The height of the swing arm really depends on how you run your lines. The force off the end of you arm should not result in axial play of the winch. For what is worth, mine as pictured, is 3 5/8 in down from the lip.

The center of the swing arm is 37 1/2 inches from the bow. Start there and move it about 3/4 inches in forward and aft to find the sweet spot.

E board is 9 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches. It's mounted on 3 "pillars", most would probably use four. I think J. Hanna recommended four. It swings up out of the way for ballast removal. Its also hinged so that it can be completely removed.

The top of my rudder tube is supported. I'll look for pictures.

Rudder should swing 30 degrees each side.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Here are a few pics.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 11:14 AM
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I'm told that many folks lift these boats in/out of the water by the sides of the opening. I don't. I launch with two people. It's still a great idea to use 6 oz cloth and run it along the inside shear somewhat beyond the ends of the opening, as J. Hanna recommended.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 03:21 PM
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Thanks OOby, I will get to work now and post pics as I go along. Your ideas are just what I needed. Bye
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 03:28 AM
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Mounting winch and rudder servo

Here are some pics of my rudder and winch arm install on my N12. At first I had put the rudder servo @6" in front of the rudder post. Then I realized how large a rudder hatch I would have to make and decided to move it to the back area of the main hatch Then I finished making the frame for the main winch and jib trim servos. Then I took a few hours to mull over the hinge and latch system. It took some judicious use of a sander and clamps to fit the stand-offs to get a level board, then super glue to hold it in place, then epoxy
for permanent fixing. I'm going to also add some angles for better support as the winch will have lots of force on it. Thanks to Ooby, I was able to figure it all out. Next- crossbeams and attaching the deck!
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 02:53 PM
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What kind of sail winch are you using?
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 07:19 PM
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What kind of sail winch are you using?
It's a Servocity winch with an HS 815BB with 5:1 GEARING. I'm using a pair of old Expert SL800's for trim and rudder-I didn't get arms for them and had to make my own. So it all should have enough power, eh? I'm probably going to make a larger sail suit, too, so I figured I'd need it. What do you use?
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 09:29 PM
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. What do you use?
nothing, yet I'll start building mine this summer. I've never built a sailbat this large so I'm still gathering... data
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 05:36 PM
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It's a Servocity winch with an HS 815BB with 5:1 GEARING. I'm using a pair of old Expert SL800's for trim and rudder-I didn't get arms for them and had to make my own. So it all should have enough power, eh? I'm probably going to make a larger sail suit, too, so I figured I'd need it. What do you use?
I ended up getting the SPG-805A with 3:1 gearing for use with a Hitec 815BB servo I already have. According to their spec, I should get 1,029 oz-in torque which I believe will be quite enough.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Great, I'm watching your build thread daily. You are an inspiration!
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