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    Norfolk Wherry
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    πŸ“ finished and sailing
    1 month ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    First proper sail to day 15/03/21 of my Norfolk Wherry
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    28 days ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks good and sailing in familiar surroundings hope to meet you at the pond sometime.

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    πŸ“ all done except counter balance weight
    3 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    all completed just need this lockdown to sail will be posting video as and when
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    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    I like her!! Looking forward to a video.πŸ˜€
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    This was built from the plan I posted?
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    πŸ“ plastic and paint
    3 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    its surprising what a bit of paint will do to a bit of plastic
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    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Color so right brings out the best in a boat .
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    πŸ“ from paper to plastic
    3 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    in my last update i had a paper cutout of the forward winch so for the last few days this has been fun to make in good old plastic
    this will be a removable part fitted over a couple of dowels so the mast can be lifted / swung into place
    painting will start in the next few days
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    .apx 1/24 scale
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Jacko.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ winch for wherry
    3 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    how this looking only a paper cut out just to get the rough size which will be removable to allow the mast to be raised
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    πŸ’¬ Re: winch for wherry
    3 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    God idea using paper cut out.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: winch for wherry
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    That looks pretty good Jacko. You have my full approval. I'm really looking forward to seeing your wherry afloat. I think you've made a lovely job of her.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ just a little update
    3 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    just a quick update front of wherry done in one day and painting started
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    πŸ’¬ Re: just a little update
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi jb, only just noticed your post about dinghies. Some nice boats there, some I recognise as we have them in the UK, others I don't. That Cherokee looks a bit of a beast. I had several Moths over the years, I had a very soft spot for them and also built an International Moth. Another class I liked was the International Snipe, I expect you know them as they were pretty worldwide. We had a big class of them at Upnor, where I sailed. We had a very competitive class for mixed dinghies and I built a couple of boats to my own designs, purely to race in that class. But then I went on to bigger boats, cruising and a bit of ocean racing, but there's nothing like the thrill of dinghy sailing.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys, saw your comment on the Moth, thought you might appreciate this blurb (we had the NZ 'scow' Moth and the Aust Moths here by the hundreds in the 60s and 70s, - most gone now. I still have my 1970s NZ 12ft Cherokee racing dinghy which I restored a few years ago (have put the vid link of the first sail at Torbay (north of Auckland.) with Starlings and Lasers which were racing)- Bit of a drift but sailed well.

    The pics are of a NZ moth (white and a later Aussie or international? Moth,-orange and white sail) This was at the NZ sailing dinghy display at the Auckland viaduct a couple of years ago. Also a pic of my Cherokee (red hull)which I took down for the display (only a few left in NZ now,-quite rare.) some lovely boats there, Cherubs, Flying ants, (no Javelins ) Starlings, Mistrals, Idle-Alongs, M class, Sunburst, Paper Tiger cat etc. Most very hard to find now due to age.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: just a little update
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Jacko, you must be nearly finished, though I don't see a windlass on the foredeck. What's happening about a keel?
    I do like that black sail, I always wanted a black sail when I was racing my Briitish Moth (11ft racing dinghy) but could never get anyone to make me one.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ data / info required
    3 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    when building the Norfolk wherry and buying a book called Wherries and waterways i find info on a boat called a Norfolk Keel which had a mid mounted mast with a square sail can someone please help me in looking for more info on this type of boat
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Ron, ref. Sailing Barges by Frank Carr, I've seen it on Abe Books at all sorts of prices from Β£10 to Β£25 and on Amazon at Β£103. You takes yer choice.

    Nerys
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I found a copy of Frank Carr's book, 'Sailing Barges'. Is it a valued book to purchase?
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    The Norfolk keel was never as prolific as the wherry principally because a wherry would complete a voyage , say, Yarmouth to Norwich, in far less time, the difference in rig accounted for that, the wherry's fore and aft rig being much more efficient then the single squaresail of the keel. The keels, carried more cargo, anything up to about 90tons compared with the wherry being considerably less. They were a very full hull, rounded bow and stern, centre mounted mast with one squaresail. If I remember correctly there is a section on them in Frank Carr's book, 'Sailing Barges', but I cannot find my copy for the moment.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,

    The Norfolk Keel was very similar in shape and rig to the Humber Keel, but I think, without researching it was a bit smaller. I'll see if I can get more data.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    https://web.archive.org/web/20060628144721/http://www.norfol...
    https://web.archive.org/web/20060628144721/http://www.norfolkbroads.com/interest/wherries.html
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    πŸ“ Christmas update
    4 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    hold top getting there
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Christmas update
    4 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    this has still to be sorted and the mast will drop as per the real wherry
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Christmas update
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Looking good Jacko. I see there is a hole through the mast case so will you be able to lower the gear? What are you doing about a fin keel?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ well what do you thonk
    4 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    just a little more done still deck to do
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    πŸ’¬ Re: well what do you thonk
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Looks as if you could soon be sailing, or will Lockdown prevent that.
    She looks very good, whatever.

    Nerys
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    4 months ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice model, well done shipmate.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: well what do you thonk
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,
    I thunked it's looking gery vood, despote the out of fucis pocsπŸ‘πŸ˜
    Just pilling your log JackoπŸ˜‰
    Very noce jib though
    Cheers, Diug 😎
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    πŸ“ main sail
    4 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    the other half had some spare time on her hands so look what she did for me this afternoon yes its black still a few more bits she has to do to finish
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    πŸ’¬ Re: main sail
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Very pleased to hear that you now have a mainsail. Get the hatch and the other jobs finished and hopefully we'll soon see you afloat.

    Nerys
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