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Feb 04, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Can ya see the drool hitting my keyboard! Very nice!

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Feb 04, 2008, 04:10 PM
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Nice boat!! Where did you get it?
Feb 04, 2008, 06:38 PM
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John Hanna is the AMYA Class Secretary for the N12M, and also one who has done his level best to make the boat available through his "one stop shop." I purchased mine as a "semi-kit," from John, including Rod Carr sails. I'm happy to answer any questions about the boat/build.

As of this edit date, John Hanna no longer sells a kit, nor has his web-site. The molds have been turned over to the Class, with Don Dixon, of the Helmsmen MYC, Long Beach, CA., as Class Secretary.
Last edited by ooby; Aug 08, 2008 at 05:35 PM.
Feb 04, 2008, 10:58 PM
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awesome ooby, if you have more pics post them up please..
Feb 05, 2008, 11:28 AM
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Here are some pics taken this am.

The winch is an Ozmun W-12 Sail Control Unit.

Ozmun Design R/c Model Yachts
3608 Fox Rd
Huron, OH 44839

Ph: 419-433-3025

They manufacture this winch in two levels of quality, i.e., standard, and also one with more durable bearings.
Last edited by ooby; Oct 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM. Reason: Add winch info
Feb 05, 2008, 01:41 PM
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Here's a couple more pics as it sits alongside the EC12.
Aug 07, 2008, 09:42 PM
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Newport 12M in its element

An absolutely glorious day to sail! My wife and I visited some friends, who live on a lake below the crest of a mountain...of course I had to bring a boat along.

The almost rarefied air, clean water glistening off the Interlux one-part polyurethane paint, 2 to 7 kts of breeze, too much!
Aug 07, 2008, 09:50 PM
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The Newport never fails to bring folks out of their homes. Some come over and take their turn at the sticks. We were on the water for a full 3 hours, thoroughly enjoying every second.
Aug 07, 2008, 11:52 PM
Taking care of the pond.
Nice lake and great pictures.
Looks good on the water.
Do you have a spare room?
Last edited by MILLERTIME; Oct 25, 2008 at 09:06 PM.
Aug 08, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Great job on the N12M, and what a beautiful lake. I bet it is full of 10 lb trout. Can it get any better?

Aug 08, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Don and Ed, thank you. Ed, it couldn't get any better. The EC-12 usually answers the call, since it's easier to transport, while sailing the Newport just a couple of times a year. For those times, I'm reminded just how great a sailor it is, and resolve to get it back on the water, soon!
Last edited by ooby; Aug 09, 2008 at 12:52 AM.
Nov 15, 2008, 03:42 PM
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Beautiful boat, ooby!
Nov 16, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Thank you, Aero. I'm glad you like it.
Dec 12, 2008, 11:38 AM
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man what a beauty. i love big boats. partly due to my eye sight getting poorer. i have come to the final decision that getting old IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! i want to get my AC RTS for this coming season.

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