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West Wight Potter

Diane Tucker3319
Would anyone be willing to offer advice as to sailing a West Wight Potter 15, as well as modifications or gear that haven proven useful to you on your boat? Thanks, Diane
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Diane Tucker3319
I meant to say HAVE proven useful. Sorry.
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John Button 3320
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Diane
You should go to the west wight potter - uk yahoo group. Lots of info.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/westwightpotter-UK/info

The group aim provides a focus for the 14 foot West Wight Potter [WWP] sailing boat designed and built in England - the A, B, C, D, E and AX types. The 'files' and 'photos' areas provide information to help with sailing, maintenance and renovation.
 
There's lots of info on the site, so have a dig around. A lot is common to the B, C and D types, especially gunter rig. If you have a problem or cannot find what you want, shout and we'll help if we can. It's always difficult with old boats to know what's right, what's wrong, what the builder got wrong, what got lost and what somebody bodged. And there's usually plenty of the last item. Any UK WWP is now far from new and will very likely have been through (or suffered at) the hands of several owners. Modifications have almost certainly been done; not necessarily for the better, nor correctly. Changes were made during production. So regard information on this site as a guide, not a bible.

Sail your Potter for a while before making modifications. Features that seem odd to start with become clearly valuable after you live with your boat.

Recommended reading - to be found in 'files'
"UK West Wight Potters" Short history of the UK WWP
 " WWP Instruction manual -UK"
 "October Potter" Stanley Smith's account of his North Sea adventure
"Safer sailing" -how to get in trouble -- or stay out of it.
 "Many ways to Potter"
 
cheers

John Button
west wight potter - uk yahoo group owner
'Hornpipe' wwp C type#112
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Diane Tucker3319
Thank you! I will join and look it all over carefully!
Warm regards!