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    Norfolk Keel
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    πŸ“ hull of Norfolk Keel
    7 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    this has gone onto the back boiler as family comes first as son in law had a small stroke and only 45 and the dukw only gets worked on in the evenings
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    6 days ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Please pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Cheers Colin.
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    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry to here that news Jacko
    I wish your son in law a speedy recovery.

    Martin555.
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    6 days ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Sorry to hear this news Jacko, Hope son in law makes a good recovery. Best wishes Geoff
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    6 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    So sorry to hear about your son in law Jacko, I do wish you and your family every sympathy and trust that things will come well for you before too long. I apologise for setting the question in the first place.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    7 days ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Family does come first so sorry to hear about your son in law.Hope for him
    to get better soon.
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    πŸ“ square sail
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    what's the best shape for a single square sail let the debate begin A or B as this will be fitted on the Norfolk Keel or both and let the wind decide under test conditions
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    πŸ’¬ Re: square sail
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    It's some time since you gave us an update on your Norfolk Keel. How's it going or is the DUKW quacking too much?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: square sail
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    On large sailing ships, the square sails were often a bit wider at the bottom,but in this case, I would be guided by the pictures you have of both the Norfolk and Humber keels.

    Nerys
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    πŸ“ more planking
    2 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    well a few more planks added working 1 each side a day
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    πŸ’¬ Re: more planking
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,

    This may be a silly question but how are you preventing the hull from twisting out of shape?

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    πŸ“ progress
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    few more planks fitted slowly slowly catch'e monkey
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    πŸ’¬ Re: progress
    3 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    I expect this is the sort of hull you can't hurry, looks quite intricate at the moment, will follow the progress with interest, Best wishes,

    Geoff.
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    πŸ“ hull of Norfolk Keel
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    started and more on the keel's keel
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    πŸ“ hull of Norfolk Keel
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    started and more on the keel's keel note how the planking finishes on the hull
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    3 months ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's looking good but I would have thought there would have been some stringers, at least along the top to keep the hull straight whilst planking.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: hull of Norfolk Keel
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    That's coming along nicely Jacko,

    Nerys
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    πŸ“ new photo
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    just found a nice clear photo of a keel this will provide me with a better view of the bow section which as missing
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    πŸ’¬ Re: new photo
    3 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Sorry my mistake, these old eyes not what they used to be.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: new photo
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    Colin this is the bow section as the cabin is in the bow and not like a Thames barge which is in the stern
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    πŸ’¬ Re: new photo
    3 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice photo of a Norfolk Keel. That's a good shot of the stern and rigging.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ norfolk keel the keel
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    so it starts this is it so for next will be starting the planking this has been a pain so far in just trying to get the info on a boat built in 1888 and local to 1 region of the UK the Norfolk Archaeological unit have been a great help, so here is a bow / stern shot of progress
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    πŸ’¬ Re: norfolk keel the keel
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Looking at your keel again, I think it very interesting that the hull side planks finish in the gunwhales rather than the stem. I vaguely remember a racing dinghy, many years ago, like that and they were reverse clinker. Looking at the rigging, it looks as if the mast is more or less amidships with a tackled forestay and backstay, I wonder if the mast would lower down both ways? Looks as if she is loading bundles of reeds. I note that the man in the small boat laying alongside is sculling with one oar over the stern. Interesting that there's a cabin top at the forward end rather than the stern.

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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    That's probably the best photo I've seen of a Norfolk Keel, amazingly clear. Should be a great help to you. You were lucky to get hold of that. The rigging details are good too.

    Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: norfolk keel the keel
    3 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Must say that as a Norfolk Man, living near to the broads for many years and having holidays and learning to sail on Wroxham Broad I had never heard of a Norfolk Keel Boat until your article. Was forced into exile to Essex and Suffolk with my job but still go back for holidays and to refresh my accent.
    Good luck with what looks like a demanding build.
    Regards
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    πŸ’¬ Re: norfolk keel the keel
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I must say that I admire you in taking on a boat the full size version of has not been seen for, what , over a century, building to plans that are admitted to be not exactly accurate as they were drawn many years after the boat had been hulked and probably been forced out of shape. Not even as if there is anything similar around the coast to get ideas from. And capped by the fact that the rig is not one normally used in models of inshore sailing craft.
    So, good luck to you, hope it all works out well for you and in a few months time we see pictures of her happily sailing along.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ sail control
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    looking for help when I get to sail control, building single square rigged keel asking best way to do this run 4 lines or AB CD
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    πŸ’¬ Re: sail control
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I think you will need two servos, with a sheet and line going to the end of the yard on each side. You will be able to join these together so that you only have one line going to each servo. I base this on my knowledge of Thames Barges where the main sheet and the vang (A line going to the top end of the sprit) are joined and come to a servo. With a square sail this will have to be duplicated in order to give the sail a decent shape. The real keel would have had separate lines, a sheet on each side and lines going to each end of the yard. You can probably make this out in your photos.

    Nerys
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    πŸ“ build started
    4 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    well I have started first build using off cuts of 1/8 ply to see if the plans work out and I can correct modify them if needed
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