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Aug 21, 2009, 11:12 AM
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MAybe this will help. Kay Tillman belongs to this clu in Riverside, California. As a matter of fact at there last sailing regatta I won a Newport 12, ready to sail for a couple of 5 dollar raffle tickets.

http://www.inlandnauticalsociety.com/
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Sep 06, 2009, 06:29 AM
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I need a new photo fix, any new photos Ooby? Vince?
Sep 06, 2009, 12:18 PM
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I've been working on getting the fittings installed on my boat. I picked up turnbuckles, blocks and through bolts from WP Marine, and had a fair amount of the standing rigging fittings made by Model Yacht Fittings. I'm waiting for a third (and final) package to arrive with the backstay pad eye and shroud turnbuckles and the boat will be pretty much complete.
Sep 06, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Great shots of the sailing hardware.
Sep 26, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Vince, 1967250, and Stevo

One of you asked me a few months ago if I'd do anything differently, having completed the build. I couldn't think of anything at the time, but after some thought, there is. Just a matter of personal preference, but I think the semi-kit deck camber is too flat. So, make it your own.

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Sep 26, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Interesting you should say that ooby, I thought the same thing building mine. I put a 1/8" camber on my deck. It's especially noticeable around the main hatch area. I didn't camber the aft deck nearly as much.. I don't know why
Sep 26, 2009, 09:20 PM
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Vince, thanks for your thoughts, which will surely benefit others.
Sep 27, 2009, 06:58 PM
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Vince, thanks for your thoughts, which will surely benefit others.
Ooby,
Who is the manufacturer of your Newport 12 sails, and what weight cloth is the laminate? They look great.
Also, is there a luff groove in the mast? If not how is the main luff attached?
I can't tell from the pics. Thanks.
Sep 28, 2009, 08:55 AM
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Rod Carr. I don't remember the weight, etc., but perhaps this picture will help.
Sep 28, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Rod Carr. I don't remember the weight, etc., but perhaps this picture will help.
Beautiful, thank you very much.
Jan 12, 2010, 08:09 PM
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...The other boat, built by a superb craftsman, weighed 40 lbs and sat precisely on its lines at, 11 1/4 in from bow down and 12 in stern down.

Mine at 38 lbs and a couple of ounces, measured on slant, 12 3/4 in bow down, and 11 1/8 stern down. I applied masking tape along two sections of the keel, laid on a dock with the boat in the lake beside me, and marked it, while considering the lake was certainly not glass smooth...

In retrospect, mine came out maybe 1/8 in low.

Is that to say that the water is above or below the waterline painted on the hull?
Jan 12, 2010, 10:11 PM
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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.
Jan 12, 2010, 10:43 PM
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This might help, one set of plans with waterline.


Nice boat ooby.
Jan 12, 2010, 11:10 PM
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Does a sheetboat even need a waterline??
Jan 13, 2010, 08:07 AM
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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.


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