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    Norfolk Wherry
    by jacko ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ more planking
    6 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    been a busy week planking did manage to get 3 planks each side on one day, but its about 1 plank each side , still a bit more to do so getting there
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: more planking
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Keep going Jacko, You will get there.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: more planking
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Evidently a 'Labour of love'!
    What skill, what patience๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Finished by Christmas Jacko?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: more planking
    5 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Slow but sure wins the race.Planking does take time.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ planking
    12 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    And so it starts shaping, sanding, steaming, gluing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: planking
    12 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Good to see you have started planking your wherry, from the photos, looks as if you are building her clinker. A lot of people think this is more difficult than carvel, but I'm, inclined the other way. which is I think, what most builders of real boats would tell you. Best of luck anyway.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: planking
    12 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You are off to a good start Jocko, keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: planking
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Good start. Boy there are a lot of projects with planking on the go at the moment. It looks quite difficult and needs a lot of patience to complete. I had better avoid that then.๐Ÿ˜
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ“ pullies found
    17 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    found on selling site and sorted double wood / brass. now need 2 single pullies 7 x 5 x 3mm please look in your parts boxes
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: pullies found
    16 days ago by stevedownunder ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Jacko,
    Lovely looking pulleys especially the ones on the right hand photo.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ corrected mast top
    25 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    found out after a bit more study that the mast top chain rigging was incorrect so this has been corrected
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: corrected mast top
    24 days ago by CB90 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hate to be the Bearer!
    Here is a picture of my Dads wherry, he used combination of chain and rope, too much chain that high in the rigging may not be good?
    They would not want too much weight at that height, in the real sail boat.

    see pic of real wherry, they only used a short length of chain.

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-top-of-the-sail-and-ma...

    Sorry, hope you don't mind me pointing this out, its nit-pickings I know. Just remember nothing is ever perfect.
    Regards
    Roy
    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-top-of-the-sail-and-mast-of-a-norfolk-pleasure-wherry-the-ardea-73116948.html.
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    ๐Ÿ“ planking update
    25 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    the planking i ordered never arrived and cash back in account so today ordered from another supplier coming end of this week (hoping with fingers crossed )
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: planking update
    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    At least you got your money back jacko.
    Let's hope the new supplier don't let you down.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ temp sails, update
    27 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    been playing again. wife to do a better job than me on the correct main sail, just needed to see if the size was correct and looked correct, to me it looks ok what do you think ??
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    27 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice bit of knitting๐Ÿ˜€
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    27 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    Perhaps it more a case of a stitch it time saves nine. LOL!!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    27 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Well done it looks like your sailing along.
    LOL
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    27 days ago by philcaretaker ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Look`in good !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    26 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    I think it looks fine for shape etc. Only thing, wherry sails were black. If it was me, I'd go on Ebay and buy some black polycotton but you may have other ideas.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    25 days ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    have photos of wherry's with white sail's but the wife will be making sails in black and a set in white
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp sails, update
    24 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Jacko, I've seen pics of wherries with a white sail but I think they may have been like Thames Barges and sailed around with undressed sails for a while to stretch them, then dressed them later. Yacht wherries usually had white sails of course. I'm following your build with interest because a wherry is on my list of 'boats to build one day'.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ temp riggin
    1 month ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    still waiting for planking to arrive and to find working pullies so i did a test rigging of the mast using plastic blocks and white cotton thread
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: temp riggin
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    I'm surprised you couldn't find anything in the Mastman range, I've used his working blocks in running rigging quite successfully. Perhaps they were too big for your scale. Pleased to see you are experimenting with mast raising and lowering.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging blocks
    1 month ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    looking for working rigging blocks single. double and triple smaller the better ie 7 or 8mm total length every where i look its out of stock โ˜น๏ธ anybody Help like these ???
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging blocks
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Try this company Jacko, they are in Poland and I have ordered off them before, no problems, and they just might have what you want, Best of Luck๐Ÿ‘ here's the link..
    https://www.rbmodel.com/index.php?action=products&group=066

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.rbmodel.com/index.php?action=products&group=066
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging blocks
    1 month ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    thanks for the info but again out of stock will keep them in mind
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging blocks
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Try www mastman,co,uk email mastman@btinternet.com
    Dave Watts Mastman specialises in bits and pieces for model Thames Barges and other vessels. He does a whole range of blocks in various sizes and qualities from plastic through wood to brass. He is producing his huge range from Thames Barge hulls to the smallest block day and night . If he is out of stock, it would only be for a day or two. I recommend him.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging blocks
    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    I agree, Dave is the man if your looking for ready made. But it is possible to make your own, if you can find the blog I did on my Thames Barge, I made my own and Iโ€™m pretty sure I showed how.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging blocks
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Not sure if you have tried the Billings Boats USA.The site shows all the rigging blocks 7mm you are looking for.
    Rick
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    1 month ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    again cant see working blocks needed for r/c comtrol
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    ๐Ÿ“ steamer for planker tube
    2 months ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    this will be powered (steamed ) via a wall paper steamer 3kw of power fed into a insert yet to be fitted
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    ๐Ÿ“ plank steamer
    2 months ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    down pipe sealed at 1 end with a 10mm hole one end and a screw cap on other supports for planks still to be fitted made with 68mm down pipe
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: plank steamer
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    That looks like an interesting steamer for planking, what are you using as a heat source? As an apprentice boat builder, it was my job to keep the steamer going when we were planking up a boat. I went round with a wheelbarrow picking up shavings and odd bits of wood to throw on the boiler fire. The process would go on most of
    the day and it meant a very clean boatbuilding shop.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: plank steamer
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Nerys,
    I really like your apprentice story!
    Joe
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: plank steamer
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Nerys if you had to work you were also keeping the place tidy thank you for the story.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: plank steamer
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    I don't want to clutter up Jacko's interesting build blog, but the boatbuilders I was working for built clinker built lifeboats and other work boats from about 16ft to 30ft, very occasionally a yacht. Building was on the first floor as was the steam box which was about two feet square and thirty foot long. The fire was on the ground floor with a water tank above and a pipe feeding steam into the box. When it was thought the plank, larch, being steamed was ready, it would be pulled out, rushed to the boat, offered up, clamped and copper nails would be driven through it and the previous plank. Later when the whole boat was planked and timbered, all the copper nails would be rivetted. The timbers, we used elm, would be steamed in the same box.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: plank steamer
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Nerys,

    I hate to be spoil sport and say I have tried PVC pipe myself and found that it couldn't handle the heat, of coarse if you think about the maximum temperature that PVC can handle before becoming soft it is well below the temperature of steam.๐Ÿ™„
    In the end I made a plank steamer form metal down pipe and an old kettle. I have attached a few photos of my crude though effective rig.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: plank steamer
    2 months ago by jacko ( Midshipman)
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    thanks for your info on using metal pipe might have to rethink this but will give it 1 try at least
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