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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good day,
    My circumstances have changed and regrettably I am no longer able to continue with this hobby, I therefore request that you remove my name from the mailing list,
    Thanks so much for the help I received through this website๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”โ˜น๏ธ.
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    ๐Ÿ“ New project "Patria Paddle Steamer"
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for the info - I will give it ago

    ๐Ÿ“ New project "Patria Paddle Steamer"
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good day all,

    I don't know if I am at the right place for the following request.
    I am about to start to build the Patria featured in the November 2019 magazine and at the end of the article Dermot Curnyn says there is a part two in (MB69-830 January 2020 magazine)can anyone tell me how I can get a copy.

    Please contact me through a PM.
    I would be most grateful for the help.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Scottish Fiffie Fishing Trawler
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for the comments. I will need plans to build a paddle steamer I fancy building the Patria featured in Model Boats Magazine November 2019. I have not yet made any enquiries so far, I will so after Christmas

    ๐Ÿ“ Scottish Fiffie Fishing Trawler
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for the reply

    ๐Ÿ“ Scottish Fiffie Fishing Trawler
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is the scratch built boat of the Scottish Fifie that I completed recently.

    As I mentioned before the plans where very difficult to follow and I had a lot of guess work to do in shaping the hull, and quite frankly I was very surprised when it floated so perfectly. I was actually elated to see it float.
    Having been a sea cadet in my youth I learnt a bit about rigging and so made up my own idea of what that should look like. The little rope blocks were hand made but not accurate, however from a few feet off they look quite realistic. I have included a set pictures of the boat for your perusal.

    It is my intention to build a paddle boat steamer as my next project, I would appreciate it if someone would be in the position to let me have building plans for one with side paddles of approximately 800mm in length. Preferably I would like to build from a wooden kit, but I have been informed that these are like hens teeth.

    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Cornwall
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thats the one missing

    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Cornwall
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for your trouble I would appreciate receiving the email.
    I found an interesting article on google by an engineer officer who was on the Crornwell when she went down in April 1942. Fortunately my Dad must have left in Mombasa after she docked to refuel. He never spoke much of his wartime experience.

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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am missing two magazines August 2019 and Janaury2020. I think the article was in the August Issue. If you can trace it I would appreciate it if you would scan it to email as our postal service is hit and miss.
    email snr@turpin.co.za
    In the meantime I will try and trace it on the web as was suggested. Thanks so much.

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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good day, I had a MB magazine which had an article of the Cornwell. My Dad was a gunnery officer on her during the was and I would like to have that history. My brother in Australia is very keen on Dad's time during the war and I promised to send him the article but have misplaced the magazine. I would appreciate a feed back. Thank you

    ๐Ÿ“ Scratch Build
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, I see you are from Gansbaai (must be RSA) if you would send me your banking details and the cost of copying via Whats app I can EFT you the money, My cell is 0761240661.
    I couldn't make out how to use MP

    Regards.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Scratch Build
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Lt.
    I have already cut the ribs to a datum above the deck so that is sorted. A new plan would be great but I don't know what a PM is. I assume the file wile will be in PDF form.
    I have started this thing now I would like the challenge so thanks for other options

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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Fleet Admiral,
    I will have to ask my son how to scan a photo when I can get hold of him

    ๐Ÿ“ Scratch Build
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Lt. redpmg, I think I am getting the hang of website.
    Thank you for replying aother plan may just help

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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, Thank you very much, I hope I will hear from you again

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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    good day, Idont understand the bashed and bent part of this reply

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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi,
    I am a first-time scratch boat builder and I was given plans of the FIFIE FISHING BOAT to start with. The plans I might add look as if they have been copied a few times which one would expect to distort slightly and I would make allowance for slight errors but, nothing makes sense to me. Firstly, the ribs are drawn 90 degrees to the horizontal line whereas the keel lies at an angle. This has the ribs leaning forward in the boat. The distance from the LWL to the bottom of the rib 5 and from the LWL to bottom of rib 6 is a step of 11mm over a distance of 50mm. Quite a jump. I unfortunately rushed in and made a keel, started cutting ribs and then came upon this problem. The plans were drawn up by James Pottinger.
    I went to a club member for advice and he suggested I could compromise and make the ribs fit. This would be OK for me if I wanted to put the boat on a shelf, but I want it to float. I would like some opinions as to my chances of the boat not turning turtle.
    Regards to all.

    Andrew Turpin
    P.O.Box 14066
    Lyttelton 0140
    Soth Africa

    Centurion Boat club
    South Africa.

    ๐Ÿ“ first builds
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AndrewTurpinSnr ( Leading Seaman)
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    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



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