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    Wee Nip
    by philcaretaker πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Leading Seaman)
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    My first (and following) Wee Nips

    RC Sailing - My Wee Nip (s)
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    6 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    What a lovely colourful flotilla, it almost inspires me to build a Wee Nip for myself. A member of my club has just acquired one, so It will be interesting to see how she sails.
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    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Like you said Nerys-
    "And before I've made any impression on that lot, I'll have thought of another project"
    😁 It's addictive ain' it? πŸ€”
    BTW: Do five Wee Nips add up to a Wee Dram?? πŸ˜‹
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    6 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Addictive, not arf, but who's worrying. At my age, running out of time is the problem. Perhaps I could do with that Wee Dram.
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    6 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looking at the Wee Nip, I can't help thinking 'What a sensible boat'
    Simple, no frills hull and cat rig. No need for any standing rigging. Minimal running rigging. Mast and sail could be replaced instantly with larger or smaller rig. None of the complications of so many other yachts. Full marks for simplicity.
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    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " At my age, running out of time is the problem"
    The SABLE syndrome NerysπŸ€”
    You'll very likely outlive this old reprobate Nerys πŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎

    SABLE
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    5 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    There is now a Wee Nip with a Bermuda rig, just as much fun and easy to make.
    Ken
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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    It's the simplicity of the cat (single sail) rig that appeals to me. Knowing how complicated it is to change sails on our DragonForce 65s, the idea of just taking one mast out and replacing it with another and just a mainsheet to connect up, really appeals.

    Nerys
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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    'You'll very likely outlive this old reprobate Nerys'
    If Boris gets his way and we have a no deal Brexit and there is the chaos and delays in getting medicines into the country that they are saying, I and hundreds of others are kept alive by supplies from a German company.
    Sorry, shouldn't let politics interfere with a forum like this, but they could interfere with me in a matter of weeks.
    Nerys

    medicines
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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Ken for the information about the bermudan rigged Abington Park Wee Nip. A very attractive little boat, I can see how she must appeal to a lot of people.
    Nerys

    boat
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    5 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Tnx fer comments re interest in the Wee Nip, I must admit that "Uni" rigs do appeal to me.
    Since I resurrected an old "Mickey Finn" a few years ago , I also fancied a Laser and managed to acquire one last year - but in terms of grab and go fun sailing, more often than not its the Wee Nip !.

    Am really enjoying the website and thanks again for the comradeship !

    Phil
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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nice collection of boats, good examples of Una rig. All of them must be fun to sail.

    Nerys
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    4 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a couple of lasers so do like what you have built here. The video is great too!!πŸ‘
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    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Again tnx fer comments, its nice to share our experiences and hopefully encourage new blood into the hobby. (Young or Old) !
    Having not yet posted in the "Forum" department as a newbi to the website I am just testing how the "comment, share and post" selections work and how they interact with the "Forum" and the "Boat Habour" etc. - any advice would be kindly received !.

    Just one final comment on the Wee Nip - even with just rudder only, its forgiveing, satisfying and connvenient plus with "artistic licence" its a great project to learn all about sailing, materials,design and how to have fun.
    Well done to designer Graham Bantock
    Enjoy
    Phil
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