My father was given this yacht
in 1925 by an Ayrshire donor living near Troon. It has been badly re-rigged.
Could you provide correct rigging and sail plan or perhaps recommend somebody
living in East anglia who would take on the job?
Any thoughts information etc would be most welcome. AJ
Comment from Russell Potts
A commercial superior toy boat? A home brewed non class yacht? I'm not sure.
It appears to have a loose footed jib with twin sheets as in full size practice.
Replace this with a boomed jib so that it will tack automatically when the
boat is turned.
The picture is so murky that I can't see whether there is any steering gear,
though the bits of string on the deck suggest that there may have been a Braine
gear there. (Looking at the other pictures which I have not published due
to quality problems I don't think there was any Braine gear - Webmaster) If
so it wants to be rigged as in the drawings in the How to do it
section. On the other hand they may be the jib sheets. The sail number is
clearly spurious. There were no Norwegian 12-metres, either full size or model.
If anyone is interested in taking
on the job of restoration please e-mail
me and I will pass the message on to the owner.