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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Thames Sailing Barge
Thames Sailing Barge
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Forum Posts: 12
28th Dec 2016 10:47  
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Good Morning Gents,

.......and now for something completely different........

I enclose a picture of my model Thames Sailing Barge.
Model Barges are very popular at clubs in the Essex and Kent area, because of the many historic barges in Maldon and the surrounding rivers. The members of Maldon Blackwater Model Boat Club have built several barges, but there are many other barge owning clubs in the Essex and Kent area who meet to run interclub Barge Matches.
Most Model barges are built 40"-45" in length either 'stem head' or 'bowsprit' and usually they are fitted with a fin keel and a deep rudder, to give improved sailing abilities. Many are highly detailed models of specific barges; however the yellow barge is a 'generic' model with a 'Sirdar' hull built from balsa reinforced with grp. The model in build is based on a 'Veronica' grp hull and will be a bowsprit barge. These are the names of 'racing' barges, sadly broken up many years ago.
I hope you find our particular passion interesting.

Best Regards
Frank Burgess

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Forum Posts: 26
28th Dec 2016 12:01  
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very nice model, indeed!!
I would greatly appreciate if you put photos your models, also on our website, designed for modellers and enthusiasts of Thames sailing barges ..
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I wish you much success in modeling !!!

Main principle: if it is not broken - don't repair It !

Forum Posts: 12
29th Dec 2016 21:46  
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Thanks Tom,

Some of our members are members of AMBO and we always enjoy meeting Peter Simmonds and Richard Chesney at the Shows.

Also we hope to launch a website soon!