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Gina 2 Billing Boats Fish Cutter - Restoration & Conversion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS ....... Inherited from my Aunt Beryle a few years ago. Found it in her studio, no idea how she came by it! Despite being paralysed from the waist down in a motor bike accident at 16 she became a respected artist, National Academy exhibitions etc. As we all hail from Kent (mostly Folkestone) and Beryle often painted scenes of the south Kent coast, Dungeness, Rye etc, including the fishing boats, I long assumed that the boat, Reg. E714, was from a south coast port possibly in Kent. After much research I discovered that she is a Danish fish cutter based in Ebsjerg on the west coast of Denmark. https://www.google.de/maps/place/Esbjerg,+Denmark/@55.543292... The kit was built (or better said thrown together!) as a static model. First four pics show what I started with! 😲 First job was to try to dismantle her without destroying too much. Next 6 pics show the sad results. 🤔 Everything is tinder dry, brittle and very fragile, and mostly smothered in thick layers of oil based paint. 😡 The deck is paper thin, obviously just printed, and fell apart in my hands. No great loss as I had already concluded that a new planked deck was required. Decided that first priority is to repair and stabilize the hull. See next Update! A messy business 😲

Elizabeth by muddy Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Started on the bottom skins, these were removed and obechie planked instead. Checking the furniture, motors propshafts and props.

Elizabeth by muddy Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
After a long lay-off, not requested or wanted. The call of the sawdust was here again.. Looking back at the Gentlemans Cruiser, i decided to start afresh with its sister ship, Elizabeth. She is a hard chine construction so was hoping to get her to water in record time. But the gremlins set in when the hull had to be skinned.. The bottom skins did not want to play ball, or maybe it was me on a not so good day, but persevered and then planked the bottom in Obechie 6mm x 3mm, and then fitted the side skins vertical grained, and i must admit they fell on, no grunting and moaning with the hull frame in a half nelson trying to bash home a few pins, it was like hanging wallpaper.. The basic hiull is not as drawing with built up bulkheads but the keel and bulkheads are 5mm ply. Chines are 3/8" x 1/8" spruce and Obechie, obechie to the outer edges, easier to work.

wheelhouse amd bridge by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I don't have any photo's of the building of this, so I will try to explain. I cut all the pieces for the wheelhouse out of 1mm plasticard, the pieces were then fitted together with masking tape to make sure that they all fitted neatly together. The windows were then cut out of Perspex and their positions marked and put aside. The floor of the wheelhouse was planked along with the rear wall, the five side pieces were then wooded (for want of a better word) light oak for the frames with teak for the infills, the windows were checked to make sure they still fitted. The whole lot was fitted together with masking tape and glue run down the seams with a small brush. After drying the outside of the wheelhouse was wooded 😁 over lapping the windows by a couple of thou, the windows were glued in place with canopy glue. Aft of the wheelhouse are the battery boxes, these were made out of plasticard with doors made out of wood, kiss buttons used for the door knobs. Two sliding doors were made out of wood, small plastic channel for the runners. The bridge was made using the same principal as the boat deck.

Beachbaby by ronrees Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 28"/500g Beachbaby Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a Black Turnigy 2830 b/l (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Sea Commander 30 Amp (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This was another own build with idea based on a 1960's Straight Runner called Beachcomber. My rebuild and plans were upgraded to modern materials like Depron Foam for the hull, Lite ply for the cabin, Brushless power and a traditional planked deck. It turned out beautiful and quite a few plan copies have been sold. Full build article was published in July issue of Model Boats mag.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hello all have got some more of the rigging points completed and had to re-do the sail control line after dropping my snips onto the line and it caught the edge and nicked it so had to be replaced as no doubt would have snapped once under strain. The ships boat is coming on nicely , have got the stern planked now and have made a start on cleaning up the glue overspill and sanding it down before fitting the floor and seats . Once finished I will be painting the outside of the hull to match the main hull and varnishing the inside with a yacht varnish.

Smit Rotterdam by Neville1 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Billing boats, which took me 3 years to build.Hull was planked and theh fibre glass. Boat has full functional remote with seperate port starboard control,rudder and bow thruster. full inside and mast lighting.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
the ships boat continued today i have finished cutting out the inner of the ribs with my tungsten rod saw. these where filed and sanded with 250 grit and 2500 grit sandpaper. i have dry test fit each of the ribs to be sure of a square true fit before they will be glued. tomorrow i will be making a jig to hold the keel and ribs while the glue goes of and to keep the frame square till planked. pic 1 is of the rod saw used pic 2 is of the ribs after being filed and sanded pic 3 & 4 is of the dry test fit Ron

Hard chine / multi chine sailing yacht by SwordsmanDreamer Seaman   Posted: 4 months ago
Hello all I'm not sure if this would be the correct place to ask this question, but here goes: I would like to build a sailing yacht (model). I think that some kind of hard chine / double chine design would be best, as that would be simpler than carvel / diagonal / strip planked etc. Would anybody like to recommend a design for which the plans are available ? I have noticed something called the Star 45, then there are some of the Vic Smeed designs, and some on the Sarik website, in particular a yellow job with a cabin, cant remember the name of it at present. This would be for fun, i dont have any interest in racing, so partly i want to build something and partly want to sail something. Thanks. Maybe 30 inches up to a max of 48 ?

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I have not planked a hull before. Read and watched YouTube posts. So now it is time to give it a try.

firefly by KEN0191 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
this model was built1959 by my brother its based on a thames cruiser similer to the dunkirk little ships built from plans and is planked over frame consruction ive just completely refurbished after it fell into disrepair due to damp storagefound some pics of boat prior to recent refit you csn model is down inthe bows due to an intake of water hence the the refit ken0191

Nor Star 'Wave Princess' by Bezzo1951 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
i have one with planked deck and red and white hull and red cabins with white roofs made 45 + years ago need to get it out and restore it to fast electric as it had a black head web 5 cc in originally and our club dose not allow ic boats

Riva Aquarama by HarryH Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 5/10] Twin Propellors (3 Blade 20mm) Geared Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries - Comments: currently in build scratch built from plan. Mahogany planked, mahogany deck. Deck almost complete - home brew gear box complete and works. just got fittings to make

It’s been a long day! by Bobatsea Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
A tip... My instructions had the planking stop at the stern hull transom boards. I planked the hull over the boards to make a nicer finish.

Albion by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2700g Albion - Comments: Scratch built with ply and balsa with a detachable keel. One of 4 wherries built. Albion reputed to be the only wherry that was carvel planked instead of clinker. Sails really well in light airs and in a good breeze.