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Excelsior - Posted: 1 year ago by SelwynWilliams
Photos of LT472 Excelsior in Weymouth Harbour in 2016, compare with its modelon this site

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Response by SelwynWilliams on the 20th Jan 2018
I was going to do a day sail on her in Weymouth Bay but came down with a bug before I could. Quite reasonable terms too. Crew were very friendly. Not sure if they were in Weymouth for part of the Dunkirk film filmed in Weymouth Harbour, we had three such old trawlers and drifters anchored in the centre of the harbour. Great sight.
Response by RNinMunich on the 20th Jan 2018
Hi Selwyn, I just bought the BluRay of 'Dunkirk', I'll keep an eye out for her!🤓
Response by SelwynWilliams on the 20th Jan 2018
I was given a copy of Dunkirk for Christmas but not got around to viewing it. You might spot some modern buildings and modern boats in the background at Weymouth.

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Excelsior - Posted: 1 year ago by Gascoigne
Here is the last of the Lowestoft sailing trawlers. Model built using working drawings kindly supplied by the Sailing Trust. Model about 12 years old. I got a little carried away on detail! As expected she sails and handles well as all the old work sailors do.
Drop keel and rudder extension added when sailing. I was intrigued to discover that the deck winch was steam powered,no doubt to help with taking in the trawl net.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 15th Mar 2018
I'm mostly into tugboats but this model you have is beautiful.
It's also great to be carried away on detail.Good job.
Response by Joe727 on the 21st Dec 2018
Hello,
Just spotted your boat, I love the gaff-rigged working craft. Built one, a Falmouth fishing boat, and I plan to do more. Your boat is very impressive, nice quality workmanship and attention to detail.

If you don't mind I am curious about a couple of things. Is it plank on plank? Did you fiberglass over the hull or just paint. What kind of wood do you use for planking.

I to, work from old drawings plans with lines and offsets.

Great work!
Regards, Joe
Response by Gascoigne on the 21st Dec 2018
Hi Joe,
In answer to your queries, Hull was built in the bread and butter system using deal sealed inside and out with coats of yacht varnish and painted using acrylic. Subsequent models of Wherries and Chinese Junks were plank on frame using 1/8” balsa strips sealed with resin,varnish inside and out, with again acrylic paint.
Balsa easier to work with to gain experience - reasonable effectiveness both in carvel and clinker planking.
All the best and good sailing.
Gascoigne

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Hawthorn - Posted: 1 year ago by Baggie
My Southampton tug complete with a picture of the ‘motley’ crew... complete with fog in the background!

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Response by Baggie on the 14th Jan 2018
Should be ‘dog’ not ‘fog’... sorry.

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Chinese junk - Posted: 1 year ago by Gascoigne
Scratch built from photographs taken in 1970 HonKong
Meet the crew from the Junk! A tough looking bunch.

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Response by Baggie on the 14th Jan 2018
I’ve never seen such a motley crew ... other than on my tugboat. Photo to follow. Ha! In addition the Junk is really a sight to behold and enjoyed by members and the public alike.

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Skiff - Posted: 1 year ago by Ron
This working boat is an East Coast Fisherman’s Skiff, paint colours as available.

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Response by Ron on the 30th Dec 2017
More photos
Response by johnmont on the 25th Jan 2018
Try Hobbies,they sell various small battery powered outboards although you may have to modify the stern sheets to accomodate.

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Skiff update - Posted: 1 year ago by Ron
The seats are all installed and soon it will be time to sand, but with temperatures of -21C in the garage shop area where the power belt sander is located, the job of sanding will wait a bit.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a small outboard motor?

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Response by RNinMunich on the 27th Dec 2017
Hi Mark, many thanks for the Plasti Dip tip!! 👍
Just found a Dutch and a German distributor so will be ordering soon.😊
The inflatable I want it for is basically a 'toy' about a foot long that I picked up for p-nuts and of course I thought it would be fun to convert to RC 😉 But I MUST do something about the original gaudy design😲
Have a happy and Healthy New Year, cheers Doug 😎
PS Santa brought me three of my favourite single malts!!! 😜😜😜
Lagavulin, Jura Superstition and Glenfarclas 😊
Response by marky on the 27th Dec 2017
Doug ,next time good lady is doing her whiskey ambassador stint i,ll see if she can get some samples for you to try. 🍻cheers Mark
Response by RNinMunich on the 27th Dec 2017
Sounds good to me 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 😋😋😋😋😋😋
do dheagh shlàinte 😉

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Skiff - Posted: 1 year ago by Ron
So glad to have this scrollsaw in the shop which has made cutting the bottom boards a very easy task. I cut the chines from Ash using this saw too with a fine blade. Look closely and there is a plexiglass cover on the table to give me a zero clearance around the blade hole, thus keeping small parts from falling under the table. A shop vac is attached to draw away the fine dust that this machine produces. My lungs are greatful too.🤓

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Response by Dave M on the 26th Dec 2017
Good looking model and interesting looking book. I like the plexiglass idea, bits that fall are seldom found!

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A work in progress ... Fisherman’s Skiff - Posted: 1 year ago by Ron
The Skiff is taking shape a scratch build from the pictured book of plans. I am using mahogany which I cut using my table saw

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Albion - Posted: 1 year ago by Baggie
Hand crafted Wherry. Sailing at Eaton Park Boating Lake, Norwich.

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Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 15th Dec 2017
A superb looking boat, If you sailed it in Liverpool would it be a Wherry across the Mersey?😊
Response by Baggie on the 26th Dec 2017
Ha... very funny. It really is a great boat. Thank you

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Sarah Jane - Posted: 1 year ago by bilzin
House clearance rescue.

30" length 540 motor Will have 2.4ghz and 2s lipo when refurbished

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Response by Baggie on the 6th Dec 2017
A lovely well designed and beautifully made vessel. Lucky you.


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