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Guestbook Post by SpiderBruce Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Hello, Joined this site as returned to model boats after some years absence and think this site will be useful for info, hints etc. There are no boating hobbyist in my town, nearest boating lake is the superb one at Basingstoke, of which I am a member. Main work is finishing off a Thames Barge (kit)and a Vic Smeed designed Thornycroft MTB. Wishing you a fair wind in your sails. SpidedBruce

San Pedro by Harbor Models! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks Joe, I have thought of building a sail boat. Or even a sail barge. like what your currently working on. But, I don't have the tools or the space required! As a matter of fact. My next build will have to be my last! As I only have space in my hobby room. For one last model! Maybe two if I squeeze thing's! And I have elected the Tug San Pedro to be the last build! I'm also interested to see how she works. Using a Z Drive at her bow. Should prove to be very maneuverable! When I worked on tugs in New York harbor. I never got the chance to use a Z Drive! It should be a lot of fun! Cheers, Ed

Rigging by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Gary try looking on amazon i bought some last year for my Thames barge good luck 👍 Bob

Planning Ahead by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Spent the last two days studying the barge design and planning the build. First I scanned the small book-page size images, then with my laptop I cropped them into separate smaller images to my chosen scale. I cut, align and tape them, assemble an image that is to the size of the build. In the past I would use the local print shop and just enlarged on their large roll printer. It added up to a lot of money as they are about $7 a shot, with mistakes made it cost too much. Now that I am retired I pinch those pennies much tighter. This was more time consuming but is very accurate. Next I sketched out the keel board shape, colored up as seen in the photos. Sketch out an idea to accommodate the bulb keel that I intend to add. This one is to sail on Sunday's at the pond, so I will do my best to engineer to sail well. Cheers Joe

Ketch Barge "Pearl of Ipswich" by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Michael, Thanks for the interest, I hope I can keep up with your high quality of work. Joe

Ketch Barge "Pearl of Ipswich" by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Chris, That's very interesting - your Pearl, I assume you meant the real, full scale one..? What kind of barge was it? Thank you for your interest, Joe

Ketch Barge "Pearl of Ipswich" by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I look forward to seeing the build Joe

Ketch Barge "Pearl of Ipswich" by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Well done Joe will watch this build with interest and having owned yacht 'Pearl of Holyhead' for just short of 20 years a project close to my heart. Regards Chris G

Ketch Barge "Pearl of Ipswich" by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hello, As I have mentioned before, I like the workboats from the age of sailing. The sailing barges caught my interest some time ago on one of my stays in the UK and I recently purchased a number of books on them. Interesting history, more to it than I realized. Finally decided to build a Ketch Barge that is categorized as a Boomie as well. Several reasons; I wanted to model one of the larger ones, this one is 85', and I like gaff rigged boats with booms. Topsails a must as well and I like ketches. This one fits the bill and who could resist the chance to set 7 to 8 sails! Frank Carr's book tells the story of the barge Pearl and included plan, elevation, lines and sail plans. Nice bit of information, I can build with that. See attached photos. This will probably be a lengthy build, my Falmouth Gaff-rigged Cutter took me two years. I built that one while on assignment in Grand Cayman using only my small kit OD hand tools. More to come, hope to start this week. Cheers, Joe

Thames cruise barge by markiee Seaman   Posted: 22 days ago
total scratch built on fibreglass hull 127cm x24 cm,11 months to build 6volt system brushed motor,3blade 35mm brass prop.

Book on Sailing Barges by Nerys Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
I have an aged bedraggled copy of Edgar March's book, I acquired it about sixty years ago and whilst I think the text is one of the best on the subject and what illustrations there are, are very good, I am of the opinion that the illustrations in the Cooper/Chancellor book are more extensive. The barge plans in March are very good and I imagine can be blown up but I am referring to the depth of useful illustrations of construction and gear in Cooper/Chancellor that I consider so useful.

Book on Sailing Barges by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Interesting, Nice to see it gets around to other countries.

Book on Sailing Barges by Dampfgerd Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 30 days ago
I have it in German Language ,great Work 😉

Book on Sailing Barges by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Don't forget Mersey Nobbys

Book on Sailing Barges by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Chris, Don't think I ever thanked you for the information on books. I am ordering the Edgar March book today. Joe