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    ๐Ÿ“ Magazine Article Wanted
    1 month ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    I am looking for the Model Boats magazine article on building Ceclia Jane Barge. Believe it is in Dec 2002 issue. Should you have a copy; can you scan and send to Bikerbob@magma.ca. I have previous articles.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barges
    2 months ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Getting close to cutting wood; but need to be enlighten as to how the fin passes thru the keel and secured. I envision something like a dagger board box. Is there any consensus on width; depth and thickness and shape of fin?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barges
    2 months ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Think I will pass on traditional sail dressing; but very interesting history.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barges
    2 months ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank you for all the information; much appreciated. Roycv has provided some food for thought I am considering (build a box and add a bow and stern). This would save some work. You mention traveling the coast to view some real barges; unfortunetly I live in Canada so air flight rules that out.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barges
    2 months ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Roycv
    Thank you for the reply
    I may have lead you astray using the term generic. I intend to make it scale in general conformation of all barges and not of a individual ship. Main reason to redraw is that the Ceclia Jane is built bread and butter and I wish to use plank on bulkhead which I have used before. Glad to hear that the weight is around 20 lbs as if verifies my calculation of 22 lbs; Ceclia drawing indicates 43 lbs which would have been a no go. I am sure I will have many questions in the future
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barges
    2 months ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank you for your reply and offer of guidance; much appreciated


    I was able to locate a drawing of Champion Class and Giralda barge and Model Boat article on building Ceclia Jane for reference. To this end I have drawn a generic barge in AutoCad at 1:24 with the following dimensions LOA 42โ€œ beam 11โ€œ Draft 3โ€œ top of bulwark sheer to underside of keel 5โ€œ. 5" dimension comes from Ceclia Jane but appears excessive when compared with the other two. Does draft sound reasonable? Can you supply a ballpark weight for a barge this size? What sails are typically under RC control? Can you supply a winch sheeting diagram; also a deck layout showing sheet exit points.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barges
    2 months ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Good day all
    I have been scratch building electric model boats for a number of years but wish to try my hand at sail. Recently I have developed an interest in traditional sail (in particular Thames sailing barges). As I live in Canada barges are not very popular and as a non sailor I have numerous questions. I am thinking I would like to scratch build in wood. I am a retired draftsman so would draw my own plans. Can someone recommend popular building scales; typical dimensions and weight; source of free plans if available. Your thoughts are welcome.

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    7 years ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Could I also recieve a set of the plans
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    ๐Ÿ“ knitted fenders
    8 years ago by bikerbob ( Able Seaman)
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    Good Day Colin
    I am in the middle of constructing the Smit Rusland tug and looking to make fenders; could I obtain copies of the patterns you mentioned. Please PM me.

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