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norfolk wherry
Warped wood by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
As my Father-in-Law would have said about that Sea Scout, "Bugger tha's a rumun" in his best Norfolk. he was a woodworker for a hobby, too. I didn't realise your bridge was a "chip" of sorts. I will definitely have to ask for help on that. Once I've made one, I'll be OK. Is that Veroboard, as we used to call it? Cheers, Martin

Wherry hull in GRP by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi mastman, I saw your comment that you wrote, I have copied and pasted it below. ******************************************** Your right about the madhouse cant see how people can run things down on here without seeing the actual goods any way thats another matter. ********************************************* I did write about the shape of the wherry hull was wrong. I am not into sailing boats, am more into MTB's and I power boat hulls. I know I hadn't seen the actual hull in the flesh so to speak. All I saw was the picture that had been posted for the Wherry hull that was for sale. I had just come home from Norfolk and just seen a Wherry moored in Potter Heigham. I commented that the shape was wrong because of the way the bow of the hull swept up so high. I have posted the picture I saw from which I commented on. I am sorry if I did offend you but it was just that I din't see the shape as being correct. Once again I am sorry to have offended you. I also said about other parts being made on a 3D printer. Onc e again I did think that resin ones I have seen on ebay were of a better finish quality than the 3D printed ones. It seems that I have put a cat amongst the pigeons with my remarks. I am sorry to have offended you. Regards BOATSHED.

Wherry hull in GRP by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
I am truly sorry if I have thrown a spanner in the works. I saw the picture and was surprised on the height the bow went. I do spend a lot of time up on the Norfolk Broads. The Avatar I have is my boat that I have moored in Hebert Woods Boat yard in Potter Heigham. I have seen the Wherries on the river many times and just had to point the error out. Once again I'm sorry to have ruined your dream of getting the correct model.

Wherry hull in GRP by CB90 Commander   Posted: 21 days ago
My Father made a Wherry see attached pictures. There is a lot of research required for an accurate model, note the sail winch has to swing out of the way for the mast to fold down, the real mast is counter balanced so it can be raised and lowered. Also note a Wherry is never painted green! The keel and weight distribution can help the forward mast position and a tendency for the bow to be low in the water on models. My Dad also made a large scale version which was displayed outside of the Norfolk Wherry Museum

Wherry hull in GRP by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Have you got any single pictures of the model of your Wherry. I have seen them up on the Norfolk Broads, and the pictures you have posted seem to over accentuated the bow on the boat. I'm not being picky but I haven't seen one with a bow that slopes up that much. I have posted a couple of pictures and they don't seem to be that prominent.

Wherry hull in GRP by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Just learned of another book about Wherries...The Norfolk Wherry : Its construction, evolution and history Hardcover – 1953. By G Colman Green. BUT, ebay has one at 60 quid! And none on abebooks or amazon. Damn. Where are all these internet scanned books when you need 'em? Deep in the mysterious cloud, I suppose. Hmph, back to me chisels. Martin

Wherry hull in GRP by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
I came home from Potter Heigham in Norfolk this morning and one of the last 2 original black sailed Wherries was moored up there for visitors to go aboard and be shown round it and be told it's history.

Wherry hull in GRP by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
I didn't have any look finding one Martin was going to build one myself at 1/12 . I managed to find some interesting reading on these boats and I'm waiting for a book to arrive from the Norfolk wherry museum. I purchased copy's of model boats mags January 1985 which has the build article of the wherry and October 1985 which has a article on upgrades and advice on the original build. I found the book "wherries and waterways" by Robert malster a interesting read. Ron

Sails for Vanity by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
ChrisG, I can't claim originality for the idea of Egyptian cotton sheets. I wish I could, but it came from "another place". mind you, I was bomblin' round a boot fair yesterday and there were several nice sheets which would have made good sails if they hadn't been a pale pink! a quid for a double sheet, all laundered and looking just so seems like something to seek out in an off white as Vanity was a leisure craft. A model of a Norfolk Wherry is next and that will need a sail as black as yer 'at. But my wife assures me you can get black cotton sheets now, so I'm sorted for that. Saves me getting the soot and fish oil out Cheers, Martin

It's a sad day!. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Westquay i spend quite a bit of time up in Norfolk and I have a boat up there. It's the one in my avatar. I do take my Probaot Miss Geico. I haven't even thought about taking one of the IC boats up there. I did run one down the river following it in my boat. Run it for about 3 miles. My boat is in a boat yard that has quite a large area. Once I get another IC boat sorted I might just do that. I think my PT 109 might be the first candidate once I have treated her to a new flexi shaft. That's the one I damaged just before the Park Ranger turned up.

Norfolk wherry plans wanted by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I have since found out that there was an article in a back issue of model boats magazine does anyone know what issue it was please Thanks in advance

Norfolk wherry plans wanted by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Does anyone have the plans from model boats magazine that they no longer need cash waiting Checking before I order the plans online

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Hope your Dad can bring his wherry along for the event. We had a good chat together at the broads museum. Will be very interested to see him at the event with the new wherry.

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by CB90 Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, I have just phoned my Dad about this event as he lives in Norwich. and has completed his model Norfolk Wherry about a year ago. His Large Wherry Model is on the outside wall of the 'The Museum of The Broads' boat shed.

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by Baggie Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Will be on holiday - I am sorry to miss this. I would encourage anyone to go to this event though - it is a great boating pond and very friendly people.