Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Guest
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
   
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play


Help Support This Website
£
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.



£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team


Donation History
October 2017: 7 people
September 2017: 15 people
August 2017: 10 people
July 2017: 16 people
June 2017: 8 people
May 2017: 8 people
April 2017: 23 people
March 2017: 9 people
February 2017: 4 people


Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy
Advertising
Contact


Model Boats Website
Active Users (28)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Clinker Potting and Crab Boat
Clinker Potting and Crab Boat
(557 views)
Author Message
none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
25th Mar 2017 13:37  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27005

Here is another model I have started a while ago.
Still a long way to go and lots of lobster pots to make.

The wheel house is just about done now and asking the members where would be the best position for it..
Stern or bow.

The hull is 49 inches with a width of 16 inches. And will in due course be low in the water.

Seeing as I have started this thread I will post more as and when I make the parts

And again all the parts are recycled so the cost is low.


Attached Files - Click To View Large

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
25th Mar 2017 16:57  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27010

Hi Sonar,

I think the wheelhouse would look nice toward her Stern!
Lift the Wheel House about an 1" or so, to give the wheelhouse good visibility facing her bow.
And have her fishing hardware facing forward towards the bow!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
25th Mar 2017 17:49  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27011

I noticed the same the wheelhouse was a little to low.

But I worked on the wheelhouse when it was on floor and at the time it looked right.

Eye level and it disappears into the hull.

The figures will be 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 inches tall and the scale then looks about right

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
25th Mar 2017 21:41  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27017

Sounds good, Can't wait to see how she turns out!
Have you found where you will be sourcing the figures from?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
25th Mar 2017 22:17  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27018

Yes I am looking for some now.
I will have to alter them a bit and add a bit then paint them

When I get some I will post the before and after..

Hugh
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
26th Mar 2017 02:22  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27023

Nice detail.I think the wheelhouse should be at the bow, just my preference👍

Ballast
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
27th Mar 2017 12:36  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27069

Hi Sonar, it's me again!!! Are you making parlour pots or inkwells ? I've been making inkwells out of champagne cork wire!!! I need a full string of 35 pots so there's a lot of celebrations needed because I've only made 8. I might crack a bottle when the Springer Hull arrives !!!😊


Alan
Ballast
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
27th Mar 2017 12:44  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27070

Me again Sonar. My Crabber is a traditional South Devon Boat from the 70s/80s. They traditionally had aft wheelhouses but then the trend changed when crabbers used the stern of the boat to shoot pots for safety reasons. You boat, in my opinion suits an aft wheelhouse and it wants to be set higher. I actually think it is a bit to modern as well for the style of your double ender (cruiser stern boat). She is lovely and warrants a wheelhouse of the time. Only my views, after all she is your build.😉


Alan
none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
27th Mar 2017 14:04  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27079

The pots are parlour pots.

As for the wheel house it was the only thing I could think of at the time.
But I can change it all.

Ballast
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
27th Mar 2017 15:33  
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/27082

Thanks for your mail Robert and I look forward to the hull arriving.

Your Clinker Crabber is a typical south east coast beach boat like the ones in the picture from Hastings invariably had a foremast and mizzen mast. The foremast was for carry hauling gear and lights and the mizzen had a sail to assist the boat to lie into wind and tide when hauling pots. Notice the simple wheelhouses. They were lovely old boats with loads of character as your is. My profile picture is the boat I am building.


Attached Files - Click To View Large


Alan