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    Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    by EdH ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EdH ( Midshipman)
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    When we found the model I have been renovating is of Malabar ll (see previous post), Michael, the modelโ€™s donor, found this beautiful modern video of the actual boat. This is a preview but if you subscribe you can see the whole thing. They have many fabulous videos of traditional boats.

    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/aboard-a-legendary-boat-malabar-ii/
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Ed very interesting video and what a great sailing machine the Malabar is, just proves how good the old sailing boats were whichever side of the pond they were designed and built. Just look at the extraordinary J class.
    Regards ChrisG
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    ๐Ÿ“ Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EdH ( Midshipman)
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    Iโ€™ve just about finished the model schooner we are donating to The Carpenter's Boat Shop. This week I worked on the rigging, which was in quite a mess. The rig uses hooks instead of more realistic fittings, which did however simplify things. Several blocks were missing so I made more from hardwood. Though tempted to make something less boxy and more accurate, I realized I would have to replace all 19! The jaws on the main gaff needed a graft. For some reason, the main mast hoops were missing. I decided to add rolling balls to new hoops, threading tiny 1/16โ€ balls on fine wire, which was easier than using thread, but still a test! One of the model pages I follow found her origin. She is a model of Malabar ll. The famous marine architect John Alden designed and built several boats for himself, all called Malabar, which he raced and cruised. This is number 2. There is a nice kit offered for this same boat, but this is a prebuilt solid shelf model. Sheโ€™s going to a worthy cause. https://www.carpentersboatshop.org takes in 10 apprentices for 9 months and through community living, building beautiful boats and helping others, it changes a lot of lives. Check it out. Sheโ€™s 4โ€™ long and 3โ€™ 8โ€ high so can't be shipped.

    https://www.carpentersboatshop.org
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Midshipman)
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    She is beautiful and a credit to you and your patience, I am very envious of the lucky person who wins the forthcoming bidding war. Great that the money will go to such a worthy cause.
    I must admit I would prefer that my model could be sailed, what a wonderful sight that would be. Maybe one for my future build list, so many beautiful model boats to build and so little time๐Ÿค”
    Regards ChrisG
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Exquisite Ed, a truly beautiful result๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Do you also make jewellery in your 'spare' time?๐Ÿ˜‰

    I sympathise with your grappling with the rigging.
    Some 30 years ago (just before digital cameras I'm afraid๐Ÿค”) I was asked to renovate a model of the four masted barque Pamir, one of the 'Flying Ps', which the lady's grandfather had made.
    It was only about 12" but fully square rigged๐Ÿ˜ฎ I made copious notes and sketches and took many 35mm photos. The many sails were sealed in ziplock bags labelled Foremast, Main mast and Mizzen. Even so putting it all back together and re-rigging after dismantling, washing the sails and ratlines, cleaning and revarnishing masts, decks and deck fittings, repainting hull was a nightmare which ruined my sleep for weeks.
    Might have been easier at 48" LoA, like your schooner, instead of 12๐Ÿ˜‰
    I tried hard to keep the model 'as per Grandpa' but I've often wondered since; How much was grandpa and how much was me in the result?
    Main thing, the lady was pleased and it took pride of place on her mantelpiece.
    Man was I relieved!๐Ÿ˜Š
    Can't wait to see your next project Ed, great work๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Well done Ed, an incredible job, and you certainly went that extra mile with your fine detailed fittings blocks, and rigging. An absolutely beautiful boat and a credit to your skills and patience. I will be very interested to hear the selling price of this beautiful schooner. Regards, Gary.
    ๐Ÿ“ Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EdH ( Midshipman)
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    Another board member of The Carpenter's Boat Shop, was given this beautiful model that had fallen off a shelf. He suggested I restore it, so we can donate it to The Carpenter's Boat Shop to raise funds for them. It had quite a bit of broken wood in the Bulwarks and cabin top, but the bigger problem was the damage to the hull and topside paint work. Luckily the wood underneath was fine, but it did mean the beautiful paint job had to be taken down and repainted. It's coming together nicely. Next stage is untangling and revamping the rigging! I have seen one other example of this model on eBay, but the seller had no information on where it came from. If you recognize it, Iโ€™d love to hear from you.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EdH ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Gary and all the best for 2023. Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Ed, that is one hell of a transformation on that boat, you have turned it into a work of art a very nice-looking schooner, the repairs matching in beautifully with the original timbers. You have certainly doubled the value of what it was. I was pleased to see once again the artwork in the corner, especially that wonderful picture,"not tonight it's a headache." Take good care of yourself, and best wishes for the New Year, regards, Gary.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi EdH,
    You have done a fantastic job on this boat.
    She looks beautiful.
    Hopeful she will raise a lot of money for the Carpenter's Boat Shop.

    Well done.

    Martin.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EdH ( Midshipman)
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    ChrisG another modeling site filled me in. She's a model of Malabar ll. John Alden designed and built several boats for himself, all called Malabar, which he raced and cruised. There is a nice kit offered for this Malabar, but this is a prebuilt solid shelf model. Best, Ed
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for the information re the beautiful Schooner, she bears a resemblance to Bluenose of which I have plans, topsides certainly different as your renovated model is of a `Gentlemens Yacht` where Bluenose was a very quick fishing boat.
    I will hunt some plans and it might well be my next project especially as I have a large stock of lovely cedar strip that nobody on the site seems interested in.
    All the very best to you and thanks ChrisG
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EdH ( Midshipman)
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    Ron H, thank you.
    Tony Ash, lots of sanding, finishing with very fine wet and dry. Residue removed with mineral spirits. Spray paint was the better quality Rustoleum.
    ChrisG, I think this will have to be local pick up. From other model sites, we found it is a model of Malabar ll. John Alden built many Malabars for himself to cruise and race. This is a solid model of number 2, sold fully built, but there is also a quite different kit offered, many of which have been finished to a very high standard. This boat is a strange mixture. The hull and much of the woodwork is finished beautifully, but some fittings and rigging are fairly low quality. The cheap hooks on the end of lines is a tell tale sign for a boat made say in China or Russia, but she is still an impressive model, well worth saving. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.
    Thank you everyone for your interest.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    beautiful job! Can you tell me how you painted the hull surface to get that finish?
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice, looks great!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Midshipman)
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    Hello and what a beauty, I would love to own that model and congratulations to you for a splendid rebuild, she looks an absolute treat.
    Pity I will be unable to bid for her, just a few thousand more miles than I can travel to "collect"
    If you do find more information on what she is and if plans are available I would appreciate you letting me know.
    I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year
    Regards ChrisG


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