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    Night Watch
    Report on BC patrol 13/09/19 Wind NW force 1-2, visibility poor, sea slight. Slipped moorings at 1245 hrs proceeded down channel clearing Rhoose point, the most southerly tip of Wales, by 2miles. Heading for West Gower peninsula and Carmarthen Bay. Little shipping in the channel, cargo ship presumably bound for Avonmouth, gone are the days of Geest banana boats in Barry and the coal trade to the world from Barry, Cardiff and Newport. No small vessel movements in the area at all. Closed land off Port Eynon . Nothing to be seen either there or Rhossili beaches. Proceeded to Saundersfoot. Now nearing High Water. Local
    fishing boat
    s are showing some signs of life. Same at Tenby. Headed South East to N.Devon, nearing coast, three
    fishing boat
    s trawling. Ilfracombe harbour is quiet. Carried on past Combe Martin and Lynmouth to Porlock . A lone trawler at work. Porlock Weir is all quiet as expected as will soon be drying out. Headed back to base, arriving 1115hrs. Hands to day duties then make and mend. It appears that any smuggling going on is only on an occasional basis, possibly once a week, or on demand. Persistence will produce results but may need land surveillance as well as sea. I will consider all aspects and make plans accordingly. MSW Nerys.
    4 days ago by Nerys
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    my harbour
    hi all here is a few pics of my boats,
    fishing boat
    all done ,pilot boat all running oil rig supply tested this week just got to sort ballast shes then done and my tug new esc coming today for her and she will be sailing by next weekend
    4 days ago by 0151rogers
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    Night Watch
    To, Fleet Admiral RNHQ Munchen, Report on BC patrol 12/09/19 Slipped moorings 0130, headed out into channel, set course to clear Rhoose Point by one mile. Sea moderate. Wind force 3-4 SSW, but making good speed. 0340 Radar reports small vessel on Northerly course from N.Devon area. This eventually becomes certain that she is headed for Saundersfoot. Arriving off Wisemans Bridge closed land and launched seaboat in order to put a surveillance party ashore. This consists of Leading Seaman and two ABs equipped with folding bicycles. Their instructions are to follow road from Wiseman's Bridge through tunnel to Saundersfoot Harbour. Leading Seaman is familiar with the area. They are to observe anything happening in harbour and the vessel which is now approaching harbour. We are standing just off shore and awaiting their report. They report vessel entering harbour 0545,
    fishing boat
    with local registration. Vessel ties up and shortly starts to unload cargo of fish. Instruct shore party to return to Wisemans Bridge and picked up by sea boat. There appear to be no other vessel movements anywhere else in the area, so returned to base. I think this shows that any smuggling is not carried out every day, but is intermittent and it will need constant surveillance if we are to reach a conclusion. We may have to have a vessel stationed in the Western BC with regular observation at all ports by shore party to note any unusual behaviour both day and night. Will decide nature of tonight's patrol after due consideration. MSW Nerys
    5 days ago by Nerys
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    Kirklees MBC open day 2019
    Loved the Colin Archer and the detail in the
    fishing boat
    .
    8 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    first builds
    HI, I am busy with my first build and am struggling to understand the plans. The boat I am Building is the Scottish Fifie
    fishing boat
    . This is a scratch build and the plans are pretty old and I scaled them up a bit. The problem is the rib sections do not the dimensions of the side view or the plan view. I have assumed that the sections were projected from the two views below and have thus used the measured dimensions of the side and plan views to adjust the difference. I fear that when I come to the planking I will get an uneven curve along the length of the boat which will necessitate my having to smooth it out with sand paper and thus end up with a different shaped hull that may not float properly. The differences are very small. Is this sort of problem common with plans and is it anything to worry about? Regards Andrew Turpin Centurion South Africa
    11 days ago by AndrewTurpinSnr
    Response
    Re: Grand Banks 36'
    You've made a good job of her, nice finish. Attractive type of
    fishing boat
    , though the mention of Grand Banks always says schooners to me. That looks like a generous size CQR. Sure you are looking forward to having her on the water. Would be nice to see photos of her in her natural element.
    15 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    looking for plans
    Hi Colin, It's not me, it's Jacko who posted the picture but I seem to have taken over whilst trying to help. Your
    fishing boat
    sounds fun especially sailing out of Aberaeron. We go over there occasionally, especially if we have visitors, interesting place and a good fish and chip restaurant! cheers, Nerys
    16 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    T.I.D. tug
    Nice little tug Peter - always liked the TIDs - thought they were great . Which plan did you build from ? Vic Smeeds or the MMI one? As for rolling Doug - try a Cape
    fishing boat
    /trawler - round bilge - usually top heavy - look like the old Scottish ones (the type designed by Sandy Cousins) - and the seas are not gentle around here . Someone was complaining of 60ft swells the other day - some of the boats are now well over 50 years old and still going - although there are 5 or 6 seen to be sunk at moorings in Hout Bay harbour and a quite a few more on the bottom at Saldanha Bay.
    19 days ago by redpmg
    Blog
    Billing Andrea Gail
    I kind of got tired of my last bill blog the
    fishing boat
    . But my son got me a model of the Billings Andrea Gail for my 70th birthday so I'm re-energized about building her the model is only 36 cm by 10 cm & was a static model that I plan on converting to R/C The model was a 2 part hull so a lot of re engineering will be needed to make room for R/C stuff . P/S I thought I'd like to build a small boat as it gets to be a hand full take them to the pond . ๐Ÿ˜Š
    3 months ago by GARTH
    Response
    Re: (Other) 'Maiami' ASR
    Have also been trying to design a Miami as a EezeBilt 50+ for Dodgys website - been in process a good few years now. Got the hull shape correct to the 70's drawings (in which the station outlines don't agree with the GA which does not help). Also needed to move some and insert more frames to suit the build. The rear sub deck has a funny shape but after much head scratching and looking at other models of the Miami decided to eliminate the curves. Got that far but the trouble is work keeps interfering and it takes a good while to get back into it. Gets a bit hard at 74 but one has to live. Perhaps the next design will be quicker. Would be a great idea if we added to Dodgys collection - can think of a few others suitable like an old Scottish inshore
    fishing boat
    , a US shrimp trawler and perhaps a Maine Lobster boat.
    2 months ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: Fenders and hanging blocks
    Nice idea, I like trying to use a few different sizes as Iโ€™ve never seen any
    fishing boat
    have a complete set of identical fenders or dans! And having one slightly dented works well too!!
    3 months ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    Hi again, "Thanks for the info will send more details next I have a query " Thanks Elsrickle. I didn't want to appear overbearing in any way but I've often noticed that we have had many queries where guys here have the answers if only they are given all the parameters of the application and problem. Sometimes we have had to draw out the info we need piece by piece. Therefore I thank you for your prompt response with exactly what I needed๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Ship's of that era would not have had any radar at all so that settles that issue. Happy rotating (don't get your knickers twisted though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคฃ) Cheers, Doug (AKA the nutter in Munich) ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS I'm sure that all members here would love to see some pics (maybe even a video?) of your Fifie. Lovely old typical Scottish
    fishing boat
    s I believe.
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Plan Sources
    Happy you found it brought back memories๐Ÿ˜€. It is indeed a 16ft
    fishing boat
    .The full size plan is available on the web at Svenson's Free Plans if you wanted a copy. I have both now in digital format. Interestingly a "missing" Rhodesian "Model Products" plan was based on the Sea Urchin, with the Cabin being removable and the deck straightened which makes it resemble a small Sea Scout. The other Model Products kits are largely based on Les Rowell's designs, and the plans for them are on both the Old Boats and RC Groups ,(Vintage Boats) websites.
    5 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Billings Juno tug
    Hi! This is my first post! Has any body have a plan for the Juno tug boat as i have received 3 plastic hulls 1 Juno, 1 Coastguard and one
    fishing boat
    I have found locally the Coastguard and the
    fishing boat
    but no one in NZ seems to have the Jun. If anybody has one could I possibly buy it from them and pay postage. Thanks Mike
    2 years ago by Mikesds
    Forum
    What type of antenna is this?
    The wire aerial running between the masts is what radio hams call an inverted L, it is tuned against the hull of the boat and the seawater and unlike a half wave dipole it only needs to be a quarter wave long, or less with a loading coil and an aerial tuning unit, often built into the transmitter. Common on many
    fishing boat
    s in the days of the Trawler band, which is the frequency band a bit above medium wave. Trawler Band was also nicknamed FishFone.If you mean the loop aerial on the wheelhouse, that is a Radio Direction Finder Aerial which became very popular just after WW11. This information comes to you courtesy of my Radio Ham partner.
    7 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    J-502 progressing along
    I have researched North Sea trawlers of several countries but have found that match the Billing Boat Progress Junior J-502 There are similarities from which I took to add more details, but if anyone could provide more please tell me. What fishing gear is needed for this boat set-up? Some photos are of other models, and some are actual
    fishing boat
    s.
    7 months ago by Ron
    Blog
    Emily P III
    This is another scratch build
    fishing boat
    . The hull is a models by design Cygnus GM33. 16th scale. This one will be a pure trawler. I am going for an aft wheelhouse this time! The prop shaft and rudder have been purchased but all other running gear will be shared with Emily P III.
    2 years ago by GrahamP74
    Blog
    Frames glued up & water test.
    Just a couple more photos of the
    fishing boat
    & sealed hull with gorilla wood glue then a coat of 2 part finishing epoxy in the inside . The boat is small enough to float in the kitchen sink
    7 months ago by GARTH
    Blog
    Palamo's
    fishing boat
    Well it's winter here in Hamilton Ontario & I decided to R/C a kit by Ocio Creativo 1/45 scale length 410 mm
    fishing boat
    .The model is a static kit so the trick will be installing all the R/C equipment . The challenge is the bulk heads are solid & will need to be modified for motor ,stuffing box , battery ,Etc .
    8 months ago by GARTH
    Response
    Palamo's
    fishing boat
    That's a nice looking kit, I like
    fishing boat
    s, all work boats in general. Should be a fun challenge, but looks very doable in RC. Good luck! Joe
    8 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    I have always like the English sailing workboats and have built some
    fishing boat
    s. Now my interest turned to Sailing Barges, found this nice book - Sailing Barges by Frank Carr. It's full of etchings, photos and some line drawings. Think this will be helpful in scratch building a barge. Over 450 pages and found a lightly used copy for $18.00 USD, on eBay. Regards, Joe
    9 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Older Billings Models
    Hi Garth & Brianaro, l too have been building Billings kits, although l do find some of there instructions a bit hit and miss, but l think any kit has its challenge. My first Billing kit was the Norden
    fishing boat
    , my second kit was the Boulogne-Etaples, now l am currently building the St Canute tug, but l took a rest during the run up and over Xmas, to be honest l am struggling with the hull planking, so l will knuckle down very soon. I have also built the Aero-naut Diva which was a fine kit to make. Your chat reminded me of my early school days (late 50โ€™s) when l used to spend my paper round money of the โ€œKeilcraft boat kitsโ€ (May have got the kit name wrong), the boat l recall was called the Mermaid, does anyone out there remember these early kits? Anyway chaps lโ€™ve attached photos of my current finished kits, l always like to see other completed kits! Happy new year and good modelling for 2019 Richard
    9 months ago by Richard7
    Forum
    All hooked up, nowt happens...
    Hi All If you require a brush ESC. The Hobbyking one is the only one I have found with straight forward/ reverse with NO BRAKE. Set is with links, but the they only work on Nicads and Lipo batteries. They will run on 12 volt SLA, but no less!!!! I am using them in my two Hellen
    fishing boat
    s with 55 turn rock crawler motors on 2S Lipo on 60% throttle. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbywing-quicrun-60a-2s-3s-waterproof-brushed-esc-for-1-10.html Canabus
    9 months ago by canabus
    Blog
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Hi All As the owner of two Hellen
    fishing boat
    s, I was looking for something with better access, but, about the same size. I found the French version of the Hellen. Larger hatch and a raised section forward of the wheelhouse. Also this is my first strip planked boat, I picked up an IKEA wooden blind for $5au with a 100 strips of 3mm by 25mm and 1100mm long. Canabus
    11 months ago by canabus
    Response
    Excelsior
    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
    9 months ago by Joe727
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    servo
    Great idea Steve, I was thinking on the same lines as that's how my dad's 22 ft
    fishing boat
    was controlled using cables in tubes with pulleys in the corner and a forward steering wheel / helm in cuddy / cabin.
    9 months ago by Colin H
    Blog
    More deck planking
    Hi Chaps A lot more planking added and still more to go!!! It's looking a bit smart of a
    fishing boat
    it's poetic license!!! Canabus
    10 months ago by canabus
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Gwyneth
    I have never added to my fleet by buying in before, but looking at the Bring and Buy stall at the Blackpool show recently I couldn't resist this little boat. I like
    fishing boat
    s anyway, but this boat was beautifully built, clinker on frame, planked decks, good standard of woodwork, altogether, a worthy addition to my fleet. I sailed her for the first time today and was well pleased with her performance. (5/10)
    10 months ago by Nerys
    Blog
    Our Ben
    fishing boat
    I have purchased a
    fishing boat
    as part of a boat bundle on ebay, it looks like a Cygnus DS25 hull. I intend to remove the deck that has been fitted very high, change the wheelhouse and make it into a small netting boat on a 16th scale. The name is for my Nephew who has enjoyed watching me make my other models and loves coming to the lake with me. This way he can have a boat of his own!
    10 months ago by GrahamP74
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Beautiful boats and great workmanship, I think there is something wonderful about modelling in the same way as the original was built although it always seems a shame to only be able to enjoy the planking after lifting the hatches. ๐Ÿ‘
    10 months ago by ChrisG
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Thanks very much for that Canabus. Will get some. All the best. NPJ.
    11 months ago by NPJ
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Hi NPJ I used TITEBOND 3 ULTIMATE WOOD GLUE by Franklin international. Canabus
    11 months ago by canabus
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Just the thing for two projects I have lined up. Which adhesive did you use? All the best. NPJ
    11 months ago by NPJ
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    HI NPJ I gave a few bits of blind to my boating mate and he is using it for doors and access hatch covers on his TID tug. Canabus
    11 months ago by canabus
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    What a great idea using that blind..................... It has given me all sorts of ideas. Well done that man! Cheers. NPJ
    11 months ago by NPJ
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Hi All A few pics of the difference in sizes between the Hellen and the Julieth4. Canabus
    11 months ago by canabus
    Response
    Julieth 4 French
    fishing boat
    Hi All Just adding more pics!!! Canabus
    11 months ago by canabus
    Forum
    Old outboard motor...
    Oh I know what to do with 'em, Doug, just not sure I could DO it! I think if you need a quick outboard and won't pay Graupner prices, you're stuck with a HobbyKing who do 2, both very similar, but about 65-70 quid a pop. I've just realised my little vintage outboard will go on my little fibreglass clinker dinghy, making it a wee
    fishing boat
    . I will have to put 2 servos in the dolly (dressed as an old salt). One will turn it on and off and one will steer once I've put a tiller on it. No ESC needed. Old o/bs either run or not, so he can turn the little brass switch on and steer it. Painted harbour launch grey, with a couple of lobster pots and a dog, it'll be a sweet little model. Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Response
    Cygnus GM32
    Nice work so far! My last build was a GM 33. Iโ€™m not great with electrics but have similar engine to you with a 700mm screw. Will be watching your model take shape, love a good
    fishing boat
    !
    11 months ago by GrahamP74
    Response
    Cygnus GM32
    Hi Cygnus GM32 I am using these Hobbyking ones https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbywing-quicrun-60a-2s-3s-waterproof-brushed-esc-for-1-10.html Links to setup the ESC on Lipo and Niamh. I have used them on 12 volts , but, they will not work on 6 volts. You can crash straight from forward into reverse !!! Running a 70mm 3blade on one Hellen
    fishing boat
    (weight 14 pounds) and a 60mm brass 3 blade on the other Hellen.
    11 months ago by canabus
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Cygnus DS25
    Models by design DS25. Open
    fishing boat
    used mainly as a rescue boat and when I want a nice quiet motor around the lake! (Motor: Graupner speed 500) (ESC: Mtroniks 20) (8/10)
    11 months ago by Bucaneer16
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    (Working Vessel) Elke HF 408
    This is a restoration project - my first radio control boat 'Elke', is a small
    fishing boat
    with plastic hull, a Graupner kit, purchased in Germany when I was serving in the Army there in 1974. I am restoring it for my grandson. it used to be a good runner with a 6v battery, small electric motor, two servos, one wired so it could move boat in reverse as well as forward. A good little sailor, light in weight and a good pond model. Had to be careful of wave height. Anyway, it has been in the garage for 40 years now so much to do. The inside is a bit of a mess and everything has a layer of dust. I will fit a speed controller and NiMH battery. But nothing too difficult so hope to have it finished for Christmas. (Motor: 6v) (5/10)
    12 months ago by Neil-S
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    (Working Vessel) Lobmaster
    1/24th scale Ready-to-Run European style
    fishing boat
    . Three (3) 'G' scale figures added and 1/24th scale welding rig from Phoenix Mobile Mechanic Series garage accessories. I also added some very subtle weathering (mostly rust) to the hull. (Motor: 550 PJ6047 Thunder Tiger) (ESC: Veloci Pro-R Thunder Tiger) (9/10)
    12 months ago by Ishmael
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    (Working Vessel) ''Maureen Lee''
    The โ€œMaureen Leeโ€ started out as a Bristol Bay ready-to-run semi-scale model of a typical European fishing cutter. Many modifications were made to her to make her look like an old, worn-out
    fishing boat
    . Factory-installed switchable work and navigation lighting means that she can even be operated at night. A 550-size electric motor and metal propeller allow for ample power. A Bristol Bay model is supplied practically fully assembledโ€ฆ you need only mount the two masts and install the batteries. Numerous robust details make this model look great at home or on the water! Technical specifications: Hull length: 850 mm Width: 220 mm Overall height: 737 mm Total weight: 3650 g (Motor: 550 type) (8/10)
    12 months ago by Ishmael
    Blog
    Sails back on
    Put the sails on which I designed myself.. happy so far but must admit I prefer a
    fishing boat
    to a yacht!!
    1 year ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    A return to the hobby!
    It's a disgrace how bad some plans are from the suppliers. I bought an aircraft drawing to make a De Havilland Hornet Moth. it was about 15 quid...more than enough and was so appalling when I got it back that I had to redraw large parts of it. Arguments about accuracy are one thing, but when the side view and plan of the wing is different it's time to cry "foul". I paid what I thought was an appalling amount for Harold Underhill drawings of a Scottish Zulu
    fishing boat
    , but at least they were very detailed and accurate. Mind you for that price they damned well should have been! And don't even get me started on the plans drawn by Gary Griswold of runabouts and mahogany hotrods. I made the one called, (wrongly) Excaliber. it would not support a sigle fair batten through any of its frame's notches, so I added little bits of wood and took some out with a cutting disc until they fitted. Then I realised it was twisted, so had to add a strong diagonal brace while I corrected all the notches. Fortunately, after they were all corrected the brace came out and finally I was able to add skins. I figured it looked like a Greavette racer, so have built it like that. But no thanks to the lousy drawings. Cheers, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
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    Brass bashin' Chris Craft deck fittings...
    I also enjoy restorations, Colin...just as much. Every challenge is different. This Chris Craft is a restoration of an Aerokits Sea Urchin that cost me all of 99p. on ebay! But then i thought it would be better made up as a single cockpit smaller runabout, hence the Chris Craft with the steeply tumblehomed stern. My son has an Aerokits PTB and my other son has a Sea Rover. I also have a Sea Urchin and a Veron Veronica yacht, so yes, I do like the restoration of old items. I have a pre War Marblehead in the loft too! I've never been interested in the big ships and service vessels. Only inshore sailing
    fishing boat
    s and classic speedboats. If I can help you out with any info or techniques, let me know. I have a lot of books on woodies and years as a professional modelmaker to call upon. Cheers, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Response
    Hellen
    fishing boat
    Excellent work Canabus๐Ÿ‘ And some great tips for my Danish fish cutter restoration / conversion. My first
    fishing boat
    !๐Ÿ˜ฒ Thanks๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Hellen
    fishing boat
    Hi All A few pics of both boats on the back deck!!! Canabus
    1 year ago by canabus
    Forum
    Norfolk Wherry Fans
    There seems to be some misconceptions about Dutch Barges. Most of what we now refer to as Dutch barges were originally developed as
    fishing boat
    s suited to the area in which they were working. There were many different types and far from just being used on the canals fished all waters of the Netherlands and were quite capable of taking on the sharp nasty seas of places like Hollandsche Diep and the Ooste Schelde. I can assure you, even the Ijselmeer can get choppy under the right conditions. in fact Dutch Schuyts brought cargoes of eels to London from about the 1600s and a berth was still kept for them until the early 20th century, They were typical of what we would now call a Dutch barge. There were quite small ones like the Schouw and the Grundel that were inshore and lake fishers, then they varied in size through the Botters, Hoogars and Lemeraaks to the Tjalk and the Klipper which were cargo carriers. The Klippers were roughly the same size as Thames Barges and sometimes bigger and were rigged as Gaff Ketches, similar to our West Country Ketches. They were mainly fairly heavily built well in keeping with traditional wooden working boats. in latter days, steel replaced wood but they still followed the traditional designs. Luckily, so many Dutch Barges are still being built as yachts, decorated and fitted out very traditionally and there is considerable interest in the many events held for them every year.
    1 year ago by Nerys


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