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Nov 12, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Wow! Beautiful boat, and I love your home made sails !!! I tried making some for my N12M, but they were from nylon and too thin and not cut quite right (I made paper patterns based on the plans). My current set is a nice stiff dacron from Carr.

Enjoy your boat, I sure love mine and sail it whenever I get the chance!
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Nov 13, 2012, 02:16 AM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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I thought it would be a daunting task to do , Its just one of those things, just jump in and have fun with it
And it was fun for my kids to help me to do the research, and to see and sail something they helped built!
Nov 14, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Where in Michigan are you. There are at lease 2 of these in the Detroit area.
Dec 17, 2012, 08:42 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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i think the id tag is 576 not 516
Dec 18, 2012, 12:52 AM
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I have question for all the N12 owners out there-- what does your keel weight look like? Mine has about a 45 degree angle on the aft edge and pretty flat on top.
Dec 18, 2012, 12:19 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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is this what you are looking for
Dec 18, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Exactly. I am curious aabout how differently they are balanced. Mine is more parallel from top to bottom. It looks like yours transfers more weight forward.
Dec 18, 2012, 03:14 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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I think when the kit was sold the owner had to cast his own ballast plug. so there would be changes do to supports within the ballast cavity?. My boat was bought second hand and needed some upgrades (that was back in the late 80’s) or the owner wanted weight shift forward for fine-tuning the boat
My lead weighs in at 26lbs
I cleaned off the data tag and I found it was sold thru “the hobby shop”440east 37th in Costa Mesa CA from what I found so far it is long closed
Jan 11, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Here's a thread on how I cast the ballast for my N12M. I later re-made it using the same method but without the steel shot.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1117804
With regard to balance, the ballast I have floats the boat very slightly bow up, so when under power, the boat is traveling level.
Jan 12, 2013, 03:43 PM
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weight


Here is mine
Jan 12, 2013, 07:05 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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Look that has the mass of weight is moved forward.
I am going to take off the solid handle and install something different(a chain hoist) it’s a tight fit in the hull .
This spring I will put it in the water and check for level deck to see if it is bow high
Aug 17, 2013, 10:22 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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I have had the boat out a few times this year. Today I was at the church picnic, nice calm 5 to10knot winds. I launched the boat ,,,turned to breach the wind then twang ,snap ,splash the mast went for a swim I lost both of the guide wires on the port side (that sucked) I just want to say thanx to the lady and her dog for towing the boat back to shore
Aug 18, 2013, 02:08 AM
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looks like youve been having fun despite the set back with your mast stays .
Sep 14, 2013, 06:55 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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Got the guide wires reset, And took sail boat and the other boat to MSMBC fun float at Heritage Park in Taylor Michigan the nice thing about being the biggest and heaviest thing on the water is that everyone gets out of your way!!!
Sep 14, 2013, 07:02 PM
20M northeast of Hell Mi
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oops double post
Last edited by liljimmy; Sep 18, 2013 at 01:26 AM.


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