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    (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    by Bryan-the-pirate ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boat Length
    34" (86.36 cm)
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    Model Speed
    4mph (6kph)
    2 years ago
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    A 1970's built sailing barge now masquerading as a pirate ship and giving an explanation to my user name. (Motor: Mother Nature) (ESC: accoms 27Mhz) (7/10)


    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I should explain the Red sails. When I first got her I thought I was the proud owner of a thames barge. The sails looked right and it was a barge. So I dyed the sails red and started building the drop keels for each side. While on sea trials another guy brought along his thames barge which made me realise that mine wasn't a thames barge. So in desperation she became the "Blue Pearl" Scorge of the seven lakes. She is harder to sail but has many kids wishing it was theirs.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    8 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Where's the Skull and Crossbones Brian?๐Ÿ˜‰
    And another ESC controlling the wind๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Sure wish I had the patent on that ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Nice neat & tidy boat Bryan ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Jolly roger is top of aft mast. The Esc wasn't making the wind blow hard enough Lol๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    8 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    But not when you're underway.
    And the crew is hiding as well!
    That's sneaky๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‰
    "The Esc wasn't making the wind blow hard enough"
    Give the crew more beans before sailing Bryan ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    8 days ago by Nerys ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I don't think you are too far out Brian. No, she's not a Thames Barge, but if she is flat bottomed and has leeboards, then she could be one of the big barges. Most were rigged like Blue Pearl and had. as far as I can see, a hull similar to hers, though some had a clipper bow. They were bigger than most Thames Barges and were intended for real sea going coasting voyages. A couple even ended up in South America
    The red sails are fine, many big barges had dressed sails like a Thames Barge. I have seen photos of a boat like yours sailing with the Association of Model Barge Builders at their regular races. There is an excellent book, called 'The Big Barges' by Hervey Benham and Roger Finch.

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