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Vintage National 12 Dinghy Sail No 264

Norwich, Norfolk
£850.00
Posted
370 days ago

Description

This is my beautiful National 12 dinghy - Sail number 264. She is a vintage old lady made in the very first year that the National 12 was built – 1937. That makes her 82 years old.
I’ve owned her for well over 40 years sailing her as a teenager on the Thames Estuary and in later years on the Norfolk Broads.
I’ve now decided to sell her as the years have marched on and I am not as nimble as I was! She sails like a dream, but I now need someone new to enjoy her.
She comes as a complete package with a galvanised launching trolley, made to measure cover that is less than two seasons old and a ‘Rapide’ road trailer which is in good condition. The trailer dismantles and is currently stored in the garage. She has her original steel centre plate with a wooden rudder and boom which I believe are original. She has an alloy mast which I fitted a couple of seasons ago. She has a set of Ratsey and Lapthorn sails dated 1958 which are in good serviceable condition for their age.
Years ago she had a new oak keel plank fitted. Two seasons ago she undertook extensive restoration by good friend who is a retired boat builder. Most of the ribs were replaced with new oak ones and a complete new marine ply deck was fitted. The entire hull was epoxy coated on the outside using West System epoxy. I have a large number of photos detailing this work.
She is licensed for the Norfolk Broads for 2019/20 and is on a parish mooring on the Broads which I believe is transferable.
Everything is included to use her straightaway. Yes, she does take a small amount of water through a seam in the centreboard case but that does not spoil a good sail in her. And at least you have an honest description of her. An epoxy coating inside the centreboard case would quickly solve this. After all it’s a wooden boat…………..
Please contact me either me by email or phone if you need more information or want to have a look at her. I believe she is sensibly priced for what is included in the sale and the extensive amount of work she has recently undergone. She has many years of sailing in her and I’m not sure when you will ever see another for sale.


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