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Old Jan 13, 2010, 09:45 AM
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re Kmot and waterlines

depends. sometimes in ads for EC-12s an owner will list the waterline length
and boat weight as a indicator of how the hull will perform . they float the
hulls to measure the waterlines to confirm class legality ,I think .
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Seems to me that your milage may vary, WB... these boats, while one design seem to come in at different weights... which will of course affect the waterline length... and pitch of the boat possibly... might want to float test the one you are working on before you commit to paint.
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Aero is correct. Newports displace between 38 and 42 lbs. Mine is at the high end becasue of all the scale detail I have put on it. I have also noticed them with different pitch angles, ie. bow up, or bow down. Definately float your boat and mark your's in the water, like I did.
Floating is always a sure thing.

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This might help, one set of plans with waterline.




Nice boat ooby.
Cool AJ, are those 1:1?

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Does a sheetboat even need a waterline??

Prolly not. Unless youíre a Hansen Dam Irregular, then itís a good indicator of how much water youíre taking on.
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 11:03 AM
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WoodyBob,

1/8 inch low makes the boat look a little heavy on the water. I wish my line was higher. I decided not to build a tank, and instead go to a lake, and that's the result.
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Thanks ooby.

Not sure how much this one weighs. Time to load her up and jump on a scale.

As far as pitch is concerned, I'd rather adjust the ballast to get the yacht to sit correctly, rather than adjust the waterline.
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Prolly not. Unless you’re a Hansen Dam Irregular, then it’s a good indicator of how much water you’re taking on.
Good point.
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Newport 12M on R/C Groups

It looks like there are now seven, (correction, five) Newports on R/C Groups, and all in the last 3 years or so. Simply grand! Thanks Avidjeepr and gpzy for clarifying.


1967250s
gpzy
Vince
Seefest
WoodyBob
Avidjeepr
Ooby

Correction:
1967250s
Vince
Seefest
Avidjeepr
Ooby
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Well,
I bought the boat from GPZY, and W.B. is working his magic on it.
My building skills would not help things. .
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 07:36 AM
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It looks like there are now seven Newports on R/C Groups, and all in the last 3 years or so. Simply grand!

1967250s
gpzy
Vince
Seefest
WoodyBob
Avidjeepr
Ooby
Too bad I'm located 3000+ miles away!
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 11:17 AM
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The Newport 12 for Woodybob and AvidJeepr and Gpzy are one in the same. It is owned by AJ with WB working his magic on her!!
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 06:24 PM
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The Newport 12 for Woodybob and AvidJeepr and Gpzy are one in the same. It is owned by AJ with WB working his magic on her!!

ACK! You sold your boat?
At least it went to someone who will sail 'er, as opposed to being a garage queen
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 09:47 AM
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I now have 2 Newports! Bought one on e-bay, a little on the expensive side but it has a beautiful gel coat and the deck was molded to the hull. I think it's a very early one, but in great shape. For now it is in storage for the future, but it won't be long before I build it. I'm now building the Delta class Marblehead in wood. I will post pics and , maybe , a new thread soon.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 04:39 PM
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50s, Is there a hull number on the inside? Who made this hull?
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 02:42 AM
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Sorry, no markings that I can see, just a uniform gray inside. It was a three piece molding, with everything 'glassed together, then gel coated ( no paperwork was found). Very nice work, wish I knew who made it. Seems that finding quality work is getting pretty rare. Once I saw the hull, I was very happy I had spent a little more to get it, even though there was nothing else,i.e., keel weight! Worth every penny, even so. Wish I knew how to make such a high quality product!
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Old Mar 07, 2010, 06:55 PM
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Several years ago I bought a US 12 from a friend when he moved. He did not have any plans or instructions on how to finish the boat and so it has never been completed. Could I possibly get a copy of construction plans or instructions from someone in your organization? Where can I find fittings for the boat? I would really like to get this boat in the water. My boat hull is registered with AMYA and the sail says US 12 at the top and sail number 223. I live in Phoenix, AZ.

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Old Mar 07, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Lynx,
Here's a copy of my blueprints. The information is mostly there to finish the boat.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...53&postcount=8
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