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    Veronica - Thames Sailing Barge
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    πŸ“ Veronica / Mastman
    1 month ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Afternoon all. A quick update on our model’s progress. The RC gear has been fitted and the decking is going on. The Masts, Spas and bowsprit have been turned up.

    Can anyone let me know if Mastman is still in business as I am struggling to get hold of him?

    Thanks
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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi Jerry,
    The original Mastman sold out to Kevin Tinklin a little while ago, and his email is ktinklin1592@yahoo.com

    Nerys
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    1 month ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi. Thanks for the guidance. I’ll try that again.

    I haven’t been to Laytham yet. It’s very close to me, but this is a first attempt at a model……….
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    1 month ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Jerry just Google Mastman Veronica.
    By chance do you sail at YMB Laytham
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    So we have finished planking the hull filling the gaps (with car body filler), sanding down and it’s just had a second coat of primer.

    Does anyone know where I can buy a lead torpedo keel weight. Really don’t fancy making one myself 😱
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Do you have any shooting galleries in your area where they use shot guns firing at clay pigeons? If so, they will have used shot which you will be able to buy by the lbs.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I have bought small lead pellets, on Ebay, by so many Kg, which I put into small plastic bags containing 100gms and use them as ballast, easily squashed into the hull and easy to balance the hull because they will fit in almost anywhere. Builders merchants also sell rolls of sheet lead for flashing on roofs. I have bought it about 9" wide and a few yards long, can't remember now, about Β£25. You can cut that to size to fit in the bottom of a barge or other craft. I've used both for ballast, but if your lead bulb is heavy enough you are unlikely to need any extra ballast, unless it is for fore and aft trim.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Try Fishing weights on E bay, sold in ingots

    Geoff
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I don't think the dragonforce bulb and keel would be heavy enough for a 42" Veronica. The DF65 is only about 26" long and has a much smaller sail area.

    Nerys
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    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Try the Dragon Force DF65 keel and bulb. https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos880502-df65-keel-w-b...
    https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos880504-df65-ballast-550g/
    https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos880502-df65-keel-w-bolts/
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    https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos880504-df65-ballast-550g/
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    2 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Jerry, I am told that P J Sails make a lead bulb. It is intended for a Marblehead and weighs 3.6 Kg so could be suitable for your Veronica.

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    2 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I should have said, Jerry, that the keels from Mastman are the least trouble. They just bolt on through the barge's bottom, with two bolts. The bulb and fin, I built a box inside the barge, cutting a slot in the barge's bottom, had about three inches of the fin inside the box and a couple of bolts going through box and fin to hold it in. On a recent Dutch barge, I built a weighted fin keel. It was really a narrow box, about three inches by 3/4 filled with lead shot. a solid piece of wood at the top and bottom. Through the top one, I put two bolts then drilled two holes in the barge's bottom to take the bolts in the keel. Hope you can understand what I mean.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    2 months ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    @Nerys

    That’s great help. Thank you very much.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    She's looking great Jerry. Think you are making a really nice job of her. As far as a keel for her is concerned, Mastman make two different fibreglass keels that you fill with lead shot specifically for 42" Thames Barges. One is a straightforward shortish fin with a bulb and the other is described as a duck's foot. I used the duck's foot on my 42" barge. Alternately for a 30" barge I bought a fin and keel for a RTR yacht and that was alright despite being a little light, but I added a bit of internal ballast. Joysway, for instance do various ballast keels for their RTR yachts and are available as spares. A lot of people cast their own lead bulbs of course, That's probably quite easy once you've done it!

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking very nice so far Jerry.

    JB
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    πŸ“ Still planking her……..
    3 months ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Slow and steady. Not long until the exterior of the hull will be ready for filling, sanding and priming. πŸ˜€
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Even from a partly planked model, you can see why the real Veronica was such a fast barge. Good fine entry and a lovely run on her.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Planking
    3 months ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    The planking has begun. Slow but steady!
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Commander)
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    Jerry.
    Starting to take shape.
    Looking forward to more progress.
    Regards Bill.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Planking
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Jerry taking your time planking is the way to go.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Veronica - Thames Sailing Barge
    4 months ago by Jerry 001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi
    We’re scratch building the boat with plans from Sarik. She’s 1/24th scale and the original was owned by the company I first went to sea with.

    We started at the end of April (2021) an do about 8 to 10 hours a week on her.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica - Thames Sailing Barge
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Jerry looks good.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica - Thames Sailing Barge
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Commander)
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    Nice looking set up.
    Keep the posts coming.
    Regards Bill.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica - Thames Sailing Barge
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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