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    WEE NIP
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    peterd
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    As we say in our local club, we are not sailing for sheep stations. We are sailing for the friendship with a bunch of mostly retired gents and with some friendly competition thrown in. (Also gived our wives a break.)

    It is always interesting making minor adjustments to our boats to get better performance - often mid race. We try to keep the class as a Wee Nip class but often mix it with 65 and 95's. The nip if sailed well often keeps up with the 65 class which is interesting.

    My boat is an old one about 7 years old but is reasonably competitive. Does me but I will be looking at a newer one next year and I am going to play with the layout. All fun.
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    Martin555
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    HI Phil,
    "Just build it and sail it for fun"
    That to me is what it is all about.
    I would imagine after a while of tweaking the hull shape for better performance you would end up with a totally different class of boat even if you stuck to the box rule.
    As you say the Wee Nip hull shape is the easiest and simplest to make.

    Martin555.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
    philcaretaker
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    Hi Martin, just for interest this is from a previos post :-
    WEE NIP - The Strathclyde 70 class
    "The Strathclyde University sponsored a modellers competition to encourage school pupils to design an R/C model yacht. When Graham Bantock the noted designer - visited the event to give prizes, he decided to design a boat of his own and WEE NIP, this boat was born."

    I`m not a competition man myself, but I have always been inerested in radio, modeling and making things work and while to some degree competition does fuel development and focus one a specific brief - I am happy to develope with in looser guidlines appreciating cause and effect on a shoe string ! (if that makes sense).

    I stand to be corrected, but was it not the Marblehead that developed around - "It must fit in a box measuring X by Y by Z with a max weight W and max sail area V."
    I think it was the simplicity of these rules or guidelines that drew me to the Genie 40 years ago.
    Personaly, I apply this philosophy to the Wee Nip, - Just build it and sail it for fun or for competion if that floats your boat !.😊
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    Martin555
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    Hi Phil,
    I am assuming that all of these Wee Nip's have to conform to regulations regarding Size, shape and weight.
    Or is it just for competitions.?
    Forgive my ignorance as i know absolutely nothing about sail boats.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    philcaretaker
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    While its fresh in my mind - here are a few samples of the 3 Wee Nip sail types I have tried - Using a rough sail template , cut out rip stop nylon with old soldering iron to seal edges
    NOTE :-remember to leave enough material along the luff to allow for folding and sowing.

    Sow luff seam for either :-
    1.Narrow - Laced Sail (acts as re-enforcement for lace eyelets).
    2.Medium - Pocket Sail (acts as re-enforcement mast pocket).
    3.Wider - Original design Pocket Sail (also acts as re-enforcement).

    Have fun !
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    philcaretaker
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    Hi Pete , mni tx fer comments. Software I use is Powerdirector14 and the camera boats have been the Ripmax Tomkat , the Hobby king swampdawg and of course the Wee Nip itself.
    At one stage I stuck a fan on the back of the Wee Nip also .
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    Rookysailor
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    Phil, you have an excellent talent for video makingπŸ‘, loved every minute, a great little boat, but what craft did you use for the video camera?
    and what program did you use for video editing?😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    Martin555
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    Hi Peter,
    I look forward to seeing it.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    peterd
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    Hi Martin555
    I will have a go at building the sail, from what i can see it should be quite simple. I have the plans for the original pocket type sail so will base it on that which depended on the shape of the pocket to get the proper curve. It should not take long - if you don't try you don't get anywhere.

    If successful, I will make a proper one and post the stages.
    Cheers from down under.
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    philcaretaker
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    WEE NIP - Lead bulb - (to keep together under the Wee Nip Topic /from previous forum list )

    I have tried 3 metods to produce a keel bulb - thought i would also share my experiences .
    (1.Casting 2.Shaping 3.Filling)

    1. Shape a wooden keel bulb and from it produced a concrete 1/2 mould (*leave concrete to cure/dry) then cast as two lead halves.

    2.Cut lead sheet profiles to diminishing templates, glue together and shape to bulb profile.

    3.Used 1/2 wooden keel mould to Vac form two plastic keel bulbs which can be filled with lead shot/or concrete - then stuck together.


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