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    Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    by jacko ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    ๐Ÿ“ sails update
    24 days ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    after looking at photos of real barges the sails a edged with rope so it begins,
    1. mark the sail size on cotton
    2.cut a length of 1mm nylon cord longer than required
    3.sew with a zig-zag stitch very carefully keeping nylon cord in line with mark (on sail )
    4. using a very sharp cutting wheel cut just outside the zig-zag stitching

    this is just the first attempt will be better when i get back from hoils
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: sails update
    24 days ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    If using a laid up rope then one stitches into the lay and bear in mind that the roping is traditionally on the port side of the sail.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: sails update
    24 days ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    thanks for that will remember next time ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ rigging started
    25 days ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    using the book her gear and rigging, started on mine, still lots to do, but ha ho on we go
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: rigging started
    25 days ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    That's a very neat job you are making of the rigging Jacko, you are doing very well. She's beginning to look pretty good. Both mainsail and topsail are nicely proportioned, the mainsail in particular has a nice high peak and the topsail tack just nicely overlapping the mainsail. Carry on with the good work.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Barge info
    1 month ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    with help from a friend i have access to

    The Thames Sailing Barge her gear and rigging by Dennis j Davis (1970 print ) with some nice photos

    and

    Spritsail Barges of Thames and Medway by
    Edgar j March ( 1970 ) nice read
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Barge info
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Jacko. You should find both those books very useful, excellent illustrations and descriptions of the barges gear. Another book you would find useful would be, 'A Handbook of Sailing Barges' by barge skipper Fred Cooper and illustrated by John Chancellor, who owned and sailed the barge yacht 'Viper'. Pleased to hear you are researching the subject thoroughly.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Barge info
    25 days ago by Joe727 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Jacko,
    Wow, great images of the deck and equipment. ๐Ÿ‘ I was just looking through my sailing barge books and the internet for deck photos. Your photos do the trick. I will have to get that book.
    Joe
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    ๐Ÿ“ bit more
    1 month ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    just used cotton covered elastic thread in my dead eyes 65p for 50 mts
    cotton
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: bit more
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Not sure that elastic thread is any good for the deadeyes. The purpose of the deadeye set up is to tension the shroud, it doesn't want to stretch.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ r/c rudder
    2 months ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    built a new rudder to use when in the water and sailing keeping the short rudder for when on display
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: r/c rudder
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,
    I like that idea.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: r/c rudder
    2 months ago by Escrich ( Master Seaman)
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    Great idea, i designed a rudder for both situations, not so big, but works, yours it's a good idea
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: r/c rudder
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Most of us use rudder extensions, but separate rudders is a perfectly good idea. You seem to be doing well and making an excellent job of this.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: r/c rudder
    25 days ago by Joe727 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Jacko,
    Glad to see your post on the rudder, I am designing mine right now (for my sailing barge blog). Looks great.
    Joe
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    ๐Ÿ“ not mine but
    2 months ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    is this what i have to live up too ????
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: not mine but
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go for it Jacko, you can do it!
    YES YOU CAN๐Ÿ‘
    The rigging looks great, as an uninitiated I assume it is correct!
    I'm sure your painting is better than his anyway๐Ÿ˜‰
    Bon chance mon ami ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ dead eye jig
    2 months ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    jig made for stringing dead eyes this will make 1/2inch to 2inch.... 2 x cloths pegs need to make lots for this barge this is only a test one
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: dead eye jig
    2 months ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great cool tool
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: dead eye jig
    2 months ago by mturpin013 ( Commander)
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    I like a jig makes life so much easier
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: dead eye jig
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,
    Very clever.
    It is surprising how the simplest of ideas work the best.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: dead eye jig
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You should have met my Granny Mike,
    She always said "I like a good jig about" when lively music came on the radio๐Ÿ˜
    Especially after an egg flip or two ๐Ÿ˜‹
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by jacko ( Warrant Officer)
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    kit as supplied to me but before i can start on the part completed barge I must complete other projects first as i want to do my best for the departed owner who had the kit from new
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I must complete other projects first"
    Tell me about it jacko๐Ÿ™„
    We can wait for continuation of your blog, don't forget it!!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    I agree, get your other projects finished, then if you need any help, just shout. Looking at the photos, I didn't realise so much had been done, still think you could plank the decks though. I'm sure we can sort out a sail plan for you.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I make it a rule to always finish one project before starting another. I am rubbish at rules. I have four on the go at the moment.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Why doesn't that surprise me MB?๐Ÿ˜
    Welcome to the club๐Ÿค”
    "Rules are made to be ......!"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by marky ( Commander)
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    doesn't everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š wife keeps telling me to finish a project before I forget what to do.๐Ÿ˜•
    Cheers Marky
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    I don't often have more than one on the go at a time, I just line them up in readiness. there are five in waiting at the moment, and that doesn't include the one I hope to finish this week.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage HFM Thames Barge
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I just line them up in readiness"
    I've tried that Nerys,
    Then you suddenly get a flash (or flush?๐Ÿ˜ฎ) of inspiration ๐Ÿ’ก and tootle off to do it on number 2 or 5, and then go back to the 'main' event, number zero - maybe๐Ÿ™„
    If that doesn't happen to you Nerys I can only admire your discipline๐Ÿ‘
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