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    ๐Ÿ“ Yard Sale Find
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Time for cabin windows which I hate doing .I tried a different method made frames for windows & installed in holes I made in cabin. Looks a little crappy but it will have to do.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Yard Sale Find
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Here's what my AI had to say about the flat bottom on a Puffer ( The Clyde puffer is a type of small, coal-fired, single-masted cargo ship that was primarily built on the Forth and Clyde Canal in Scotland. These ships played a crucial role in providing a supply link around the west coast and the Hebrides1.

    Key Characteristics:

    Bluff bows and a flat bottom: This design allowed them to beach and unload at low tide, which was essential for supplying remote settlements without suitable piers.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Garth, I think in the early day's of the Puffer they was built to be used on the cannels of Scotland, so they needed to have a flat bottom hull, also a flat bottom hold would be a lot easer to fill and remove any cargo, later you would see them move to trips around the cost of Scotland and later still they started to make longer sea trips, a flat bottom is OK for the cargo but is not a good idea for the open sea.
    If a Puffer was beached the owner would have charged extra to do so, as if the Puffer was not beached right it could end up with a broken back.
    Fred
    P/S this is my little Puffer
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Weil, since they were built in Scotland, that explains the accents in the Para Handy episodes that I have recorded! ๐Ÿ˜„
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    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Garth, I stand very embarrassingly corrected.The Puffer does have a flat bottom. I should have remembered that since it wasnโ€™t that long ago I completed mine! Duuuh!๐Ÿค• ๐Ÿ‘Ž
    Iโ€™ve done quite a few builds where theyโ€™re not true-to-type below the waterline. Doesnโ€™t bother me.
    Looking forward to see your interpretation of a Puffer.
    ๐Ÿ“ Yard Sale Find
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I have built to many tug boats & we have a member in our club that has a Clyde Puffer and he hardly ever runs it so I've decided to build one .The bottom isn't flat but no one will know that except me & anyone that reads this. I have a lot of finishing up on the model but that's always the fun part adding doors windows more planking etc. etc.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Garth
    Looking at your photo.s I think you have a VIC Puffer, a VIC is a Victualling Inshore Craft, and was a type of auxiliary vessel built for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. The VIC was modelled on the Clyde puffer, have a look at VIC 32.
    As for not having a flat bottom this could be down to the master mold not being made with a flat bottom.
    Fred
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Chum: your puffer looks great! Great to see her โ€˜doing her job!โ€™
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    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Garth: I too had no knowledge regarding a flat bottom. I have some plans, so will have to check them. ๐Ÿค”
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looking forward to watching your build. Puzzled by your bottom not flat comment. Had no idea puffers had a flat bottom???๐Ÿค”
    Attachment is my build.


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