Topic : Is the NSM 2 a sea worthy design

I'm interested in the forum's opinion on designs suited to coastal sailing.
I will be sailing (and eventually racing) at either Lyme Regis or Weymouth if that helps you to comment.


Matt B

Posted: 18/06/2007 19:34:28
By: Matt B
NSM 2 is a very good design, carries a reasonable amout of weight but will prpbably be out planed by more modern boats. Still very good though

Posted: 19/06/2007 07:50:32
By: Rob-2601
Yes, sort of.  To windward and running you will stay with the pack but you will be blown away on a windy reach is what I found with Elusive 3347.  Though my results remain firmly mediocre with Heaven Sent boatspeed on the reaches is not the issue.  But you have to start somewhere and if you are buying a 1st Merlin and can't afford the money for an older CT it's a good way in to the class with outstanding light weather performance.  If you are light then a Summer Wine or Gnome of a similar age may be a better boat on the reaches.

There are 2 older Jon Turner Canterbury Tales on the 2nd hand list but both asking over £3000. In another idle moment I did count up how many Turner CT's there are in wood. There are only 8 (with about 12 FRP/wood deck). Most have a record...

Posted: 20/06/2007 10:55:32
By: Andrew M
The NSM2 design is a very good allrounder that can cope with most sailable conditions inland and on the sea.
If you find a good one and fall in love with it.....look after it..... and learn to sail it well.
The FRP NSM2 hulls were moulded from " OLIVER " which used to be at Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club.

Posted: 24/06/2007 15:27:44
By: Nigel
Actually Oliver was an Rowsell NSM 1, the NSM2's were taken from  a JT NSM2

Posted: 24/06/2007 15:31:54
By: Rob Holroyd


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