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Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi,over the winter, I managed to complete a few other details and sew missing jib sail,now I'm still making clinker dinghy. Tom

Invictus build by Jim Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Been a while since i last posted, not had much time over the winter. I will need to find a boat club later in the year to try the boat out.

New Lake at Colwyn? by kinmel Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Access is good, club members can park at the lakeside , others must use the public car park about 75 metres away. The lake is open to everyone 7 days a week. Unless you have access to the clubhouse, you will need a second boat to rescue your model if it breaks down. Members have use of the clubhouse which has toilets and a kitchen, public use the leisure centre about 200 metres away. We meet every Sunday morning in winter

DAMEN STAN 4207 by RHBaker Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Finished the structural work and painted the partially assembled model. Environment Canada has advised winter is now officially half over, so have decided to suspend further efforts on the detail components and focus on repairs and upgrades to my fleet in anticipation of the forthcoming sailing season. Readers may recall concerns over the weight of this model and stability. The final trial test showed the performance at 7.2 volts was satisfactory and that using two 5,000 mA NiMh stick cell sets in parallel gave a running duration in excess of a hour. After trawling E Bay found a source of 10,000mA NiMH C size cells. Unfortunately the seller would not advise the weigh of these cells, eventually decided to purchase some for a trial. After the usual delivery period the cells arrived, so made up a 7.2 volt set using plastic 2 x 4 C cell battery holders. The total weight of the assembly was 8 oz less that the two stick cells! If the duration works out this will contribute significantly to efforts to minimize weight. Think the effect on stability will be little as it was good during the earlier tests.

Help? What could this become? by Lemmerhengst Seaman   Posted: 4 months ago
Hello Grandpa, The grp hull is almost certainly a 'Cheverton Crusader' class yacht designed by David Cheverton. If you want to see many photos and a set of lines, go to the Cheverton website. (Google search) I have sailed on one owned by a good friend, a lovely yacht that really sails well. If you decide not to proceed with the model, let me know as I think he should make a model of 'Pentoma' as a winter project! All the bast, Lemmerhengst.

Michael (formerly Carol Moran) by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
My grandson Michael helped me build this kit last winter. We had fun researching existing tug boats of the era, and upgrading some of the details. After the bath tub test, I changed from direct drive to a 3:1 ratio motor to keep it running at a scale speed.

fire boat by englishbiker Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
hi has any one got or can copy email large fire boat plans as I want to build one over winter months just let me know how much any size plans can get them made bigger

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, this is my last model, thames siling barge on its maiden voyage,October 2, 2016. Preparation for construction of barges - Fall 2013. I have not chosen according to what plans I will build. I bought plans for TSB Lady Daphne, finally I chose but I have other plans. On the Internet I found an information plan barge "Champion class" from H.I.Chapelle. Even though I had prepared and cut out the ribs on the LD (1:28, Loa 98 cm), I finally began to build a "Champion". Loa 110 cm. More photos and a description to> x.php/home < It still remains to be done many details - winches, dinghy, and more. Also, set the the sails just sewn just for a test.Everything I wanted to finish through the winter Tom

Sailing a straight line by Trillium Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
That could well have been a solution. However, a trial I ran this morning has established the minimum axial length for the rudder. With a 40mm length and greater, straight line sailing was very good, with 35mm it now tends to wander away from a straight line. So one of my winter projects will be to make two new rudders 40mm long. Thanks to everyone who provided input into this quest. Roy

Free Fire boats by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Very Tempted Alan, I don't have a winter project lined up yet, but I cant help thinking my 3 footer hasn't got wet in two years, and its now over a year for the four footer, after all that hard work, I have even considered selling the four footer! 😭

Free Fire boats by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Well they look like two great winter projects! Someone is going to be really lucky Oh, if only I lived in the UK, and not across the great pond!

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Two 3ft fire boats from the 1960s, these are free, not to be put on ebay but to be finished and used. Boat 2 (photo) has never been finished, just needs the side decks putting on and a bit of attention to the aft cabin. Prop shaft/prop (4ba I would guess) and rudder are fitted. Boat 1 (photo) looks as though it might have been used but has been completely stripped of paint ready for repainting, this boat needs a bit more work, but it is quite do able. This boat also has prop shaft and rudder. Both hulls are sound with no delamination of the ply on hulls or superstructure, a good winter project. Why arent I doing them? I have already built one, (build on this site somewhere) More photos if required. Before anyone asks, I am not prepared to box them up and post them, but if you are going to the Lake District you can pick them up as I am in south Cumbria Alan

Precedent Perkasa by cormorant Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks to a member of this site I have now acquired a part built GRP hulled 49inch Perkasa, which will make an excellent winter project. As you can see, my previous boat was i/c powered, but this time I am going electric. Twin shafts have already been fitted but I would welcome any advice or thoughts on motors and props please? Thank you.

DAMEN STAN 4207 by RHBaker Captain   Posted: 6 months ago
Some years ago I visited the Liverpool Maritime Museum and noticed a model of HM Coastguard cutter 'Vigilant'. This was an attractive static model, but one that seemed to have the potential to be made operable. After some research, determined the vessel was a derivative of the Dutch Damen Stan 4207 patrol boat. There are many pictures of this type of vessel in the liveries of several countries on the net. However, after numerous inquiries searching for plans or drawings, was advised they would not be available as long as this was a current production vessel. Thus decided to shelve the project and continue with building other models concluding with HMS Beagle, my previous blog. This was in the hope that eventually a lead on drawings would arise. Last winter our Club was invited to tour a Canadian Coastguard 'Hero' class vessel which is berthed locally. The tour reawakened my interest in a patrol boat model, particularly as the 'Hero' class is another Damen Stan 4207 derivative. My search for plans was initially unsuccessful, but a Dutch contact made inquiries directly with Damen and they kindly set him a set of sheer lines, sections and GA drawings. These contained enough information to develop a set of model plans.

Nickel Silver Rod by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Steve Your pilot boat looks ship shape and in Bristol fashion, job well done very good! I'm trying to talk the wife in to letting me get one for my winter project, I hope I do as good a job as you've done on yours. Ed