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    Hi Red & JB, I have only been a member a short time but I think this site is great and I enjoy it tremendously. A good laugh and has it's serious side when needed. And I like to join in . Martin555.
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    Re crossing bars etc, have you seen the videos of the Safehaven marine (Cork) 'Thunder Child' a private companys' effort to make a 'bullet proof' rescue/patrol boat and general purpose rough water boat. Amazing machine!, goes through, over and under anything,- FAST. Would make a good model subject.
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    That's a good idea to use polycarbonate sheet for windows. We've taken the easy way out and bought second hand double glazed windows and door. The imitation stained glass panels in the door add a nice touch. Nerys
    4 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a pretty little boat, that high peaked gaff sloop rig in my opinion is ideal for a smallish model. Many years ago , I had a real boat, a converted naval 'Julia' dinghy rigged like this, always one of my favourites. Nerys
    16 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Silly of me - the light blue would tie in with being French too of course. Having had the roundels on the RRAF aircraft and flag - should have known better ........ A distant bell is ringing - seems familiar somehow. Cant quite put a finger on it. Brings to mind the attempt on a water speed record by some of the staff members - a 22' odd hydro powered by a Rolls Royce Griffin (ex Mk22 Spitfire) turned into the worlds fastest submarine (for a very short distance) on launching at Lake Kyle............
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    Early offshore deep v
    Early balsa deep v inspired by Seafury . Built around 1970. Was going to be IC but too fragile. Would have made a good electric model today.
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    This is the third of my scratch builds in progress and again at a scale of 1:12. There are drawings available at this scale but I wanted to produce the rear cockpit version where the roof sits just under the coamings rather than the one with the roof level with the deck or the fully open cockpit version. I also wanted to incorporate changes to make it easier to build it the way I wanted to. The build of this boat is behind the other two and will continue to be so because I'm going to plank the deck and rear cockpit roof.
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    This is the second of my scratch builds in progress and like them all is being built to a scale of 1:12. I've produced my own design because I wanted the whole of the superstructure to be removeable in one to allow easy access.
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    This is the first of the scratch builds I'm undertaking and is at 1:12, so 23" long. The River Cruiser was a Fairey prototype based on the Huntress 23 hull but with a greater freeboard. Only one was built and didn't survive. My build is based on a black and white photograph and reference to the Huntress hull.
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