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    Norfolk Wherry
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    πŸ“ just a little update
    2 days 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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    1 day 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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    CHEROKEE RACING DINGHY -1970s (ONBOARD VIDEO))
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    2 days ago by Nerys ( Vice 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
    5 days 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 days ago by Nerys ( Vice 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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    4 days ago by Ron ( Commander)
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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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    4 days ago by Nerys ( Vice 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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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Vice 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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    5 days ago by Ron ( Commander)
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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
    20 days ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    hold top getting there
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    20 days 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
    20 days ago by Nerys ( Vice 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
    30 days ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    just a little more done still deck to do
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    30 days ago by Nerys ( Vice 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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    30 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice model, well done shipmate.
    Cheers Colin.
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    30 days 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
    1 month 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
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Vice 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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    πŸ“ rear cabin
    1 month ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    very slow progress but more done on the rear cabin (removeable ) now if i get time get the deck done then hold covering
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    πŸ’¬ Re: rear cabin
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Jacko, don't despair if progress is slower than you would like. You are getting there slowly and very well. The rear cabin looks good in your photo. I'm sure we will see pictures of your wherry sailing before long, giving us all the chance to say 'wherry nice'

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: rear cabin
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is coming along nicely Jacko.
    Keep it up.

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    πŸ“ steering part 2
    2 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    still to be finished ie last bend paint and seal and if the rudder size is to large then i can cut it down this will be done if i ever get this finished and sailing the length is as per plan ,only the depth is increased
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    πŸ’¬ Re: steering part 2
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Getting a big enough rudder area under water is a problem shared between model barges and wherries. Barge models have a rudder correctly sized and an extension which either swivels or drops down when going in the water. Steering is more or less impossible unless this is done.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ steering part 1
    2 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    lets hope this will work if not its back to the drawing board
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    πŸ’¬ Re: steering part 1
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,
    Sorry but I think that is a little over the top.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    should get good reaction with that
    brian🀞
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    πŸ“ getting closer
    2 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    today it was down to the pond with the keel and apx 2lb lead looks ok from the side and sailed well no water ingress so now to finish deck and hold
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    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I haven’t followed your build blog up till now, because as a land lubbing North Texan I hadn’t a clue what a wherry was. Man..this thing is cool. I like it. Be proud of her sir, you’ve done a good job, and I think I’m going to learn more about your wherry.
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Nice job Jacko. She looks good on the water.πŸ‘
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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    she is looking good
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    2 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    She looks good under sail jacko, How does she handle, come about gybe etc. Looking forward to seeing her completely decked etc.

    Nerys
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,

    She looks great on the water!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Looks good congrats on the test.
    Rick
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    2 months ago by mturpin013 ( Commodore)
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    That's the icing on the cakeπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: getting closer
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Jacko.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ 1 quick update
    2 months ago by jacko ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    after a successful 2nd test float on went the black and white paint 2coats black but only 1 white as this will be a worker not a pleasure craft
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