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Registered
30th Sep 2014
Last Online
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ChrisG

Member Stats
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Member No. 3057
Registered 30th Sep 2014
Last Online 17th Dec 2018
City Sandiacre
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 23
Photos Posted 31
Likes Received 31
Likes Given 14
31 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Loch Ranza
Type: Tug Boat
Wellard
Type: Working Vessel
Andree v
Type: Other
Sub-Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
22 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 46
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 9
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 14
Received Likes 2 62
178 Total Points
Good Conduct Medal
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Recent Posts
Scratch built yacht. by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hello Joe Many thanks for the reply and the offer of help. I have built several model boats of different styles and also a 'Bella' yacht kit from Aeronaut. I prefer building plank on frame and find it quite therapeutic especially as I love wood. My next step is to build a beautiful sailing boat hull and the 1mtr style would suit I think. I am not planning to race the boat and might even not rig it but just have the pleasure of the build. If you can help I would be obliged best regards Chris G

Emma C Berry Schooner Rig by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Beautiful model thanks for sharing it with us.👍

Plan printing by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Thank you the link with copycentre I will find useful. Regards Chris G

Scratch built yacht. by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
I am thinking of building a new sailing yacht from plans which I have yet to acquire. I have 8 A4 pages of drawings of a Goth-USOM from Frank Russell 2014, not sure where I got them from and if they are worthy of the time and effort. The size is about right at 1000mm length and about 1500mm deck to masthead. I have had dealings with Nylet in the past and am sure they would be helpful for rigging, sails etc. I plan to plank build the hull onto wooden bulkheads. Although I have built several model boat hulls using this method before I wonder if I could enlist some help or recommendations from any other members of this group ie choice of plans, how to do it books. Many thanks Chris G

new member by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Stupid me😋 Thanks Doug I will attempt to find a suitable photo in my photo box that will sit nicely along with my profile. I will have to do it soon so that the matelots recognise their soon to be Lieutenant unless I end up on a fizzer. Regards Chris G

new member by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Is it only admirals who receive a medal after a donation or two? Just curious although I am not sure that I could cope with the responsibility and adoration that so obviously goes with such a high position😭 Regards to our sesteemed colleagues Chris G

Are these any good by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Hello John I got very similar from Maplins now sadly missed and they work well and look much like the tools featured on your website. Not sure they would cope with an 8 hour day 7 days a week but wonderful for the modeller. Not a bad price either. Regards Chris G

Loch Ranza by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 40" Loch Ranza Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 100mins Geared to a MFA 919D series Powered by Lead Acid (18v) Batteries - Comments: I bought an unfinished Graupner paddle steamer kit which was in a bit of a state and spent many happy hours making her look loved. The hull and paddle wheels were in an acceptable condition but the deck and superstructure left lots to be desired. The previous owner had purchased the motor which was 50.1 geared and pushes the boat along well all other bits including 'smoke' brass portholes and new superstructure added by myself. She was a delight to finish and looks an absolute dream on the water.

Julieth 4 French fishing boat by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Beautiful boats and great workmanship, I think there is something wonderful about modelling in the same way as the original was built although it always seems a shame to only be able to enjoy the planking after lifting the hatches. 👍

test float by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
What a beautiful yacht, the little green man is coming out of me again😁

St Canute Planking Help? by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hello Richard As already mentioned it all depends on the finish required but if like most the hull is to be painted then the importance of having each and every plank trimmed exactly to fit is less important. Some years ago I spent many hours frustrated by my inability to complete a hull as it should have been then after what could only be described as a "bodge" ended up with one of the best looking boats I have built. The purists would shudder and disagree but after all 'life is too short'. This pastime is for enjoyment👍 Regards ChrisG

Good to be aboard by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Welcome👍 Lots of very helpful modellers on this site and what they collectively don't know aint worth knowing. Happy modelling Chris G

Wellard by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 28"/3600g Wellard Capable of 1mph Single Propellor (4 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries - Comments: I decided to build a canal/river maintenance barge and had a Thames lighter grp hull as a starter. This was too long so I took a chunk out of the middle and joined the two halves. The decks, hold, cabin and the rest was very much scratchbuilt. There is a lot about this model that would make either the purist or the local H&S man cringe but it was fun and looks great on a shelf in the workroom or even better on the odd trip to the lake. The Hiab crane although in wrong place I think really finishes off the model well the crane and the loo paper haha. Hope someone out there likes it. Regards

True Balou by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
This pond yacht was bought for me by my daughter in a pretty poor condition from a car boot sale, I decided to tidy it up and give it back to her as a model for her home. 'True Balou' was her much loved 'Staffie'.

Norfolk Wherry Fans by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
What about a good quality linen handkerchief, dyed the correct colour of course.

Norfolk Wherry Fans by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Thank you for the info, I look forward to reading the article. I have recently spent a couple of weeks in Wherry land but was unable to see Albion as she seems always to be out on charter which must be a good thing for the fund. They are most interesting craft. Chris

Wherry hull in GRP by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hello Martin I wish you luck in your search but I am sure that if you find a hull supplier he will have sales of more than one when the news gets out. There is possibly someone out there as we speak carving a hull mould. Good luck Chris

Wherry hull in GRP by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
'Wherries and Waterways' by Robert Malster is also an excellent read, as is 'Our Wherry in Wendish Lands' which as about taking one from the U.K to Holland and Bohemia first published 1891. Strange but very effective craft a guy on our lake sails one regularly and so so easily. Good project will be interested to see it progress. Good news about the sails Martin.

Sails for Vanity by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
I like the Egyptian cotton idea and of course they can be dyed with all sorts of things to give a realistic O.G. look. I used tea on a model of a Bawley but changed to a red dye later. You could probably make a suit of sails for every day of the week from a bottom sheet. I think I will pinch your idea and make a new set of sails for this year. Great idea.

Agenora by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
So much like the real thing, amazing.

Hello by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Oh dear, should have guessed, I suppose it includes most of us when talking of the hobby we love.😡

Hello by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Sorry but I have to ask B O F I ?🤔

Props by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
Hello Doug I very rarely get my boats wet so the self righting will hopefully not be an issue and as I have had the bath taken out of my house the model when complete will not even get the old bath test. I have twin 540's linked to the 40mm three bladed props and as you rightly say experimenting with thee boat on the water will give me the most acceptable set up. Your recommendation of the Component Shop P94 would seem ideal and reading the spec. it answers several other questions, I am not particularly electrically or technically savvy you will have noticed. I must admit I prefer building with wood to plastic and P38, old fashioned, me, of course.😉 Regards Chris G

Props by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
Hello Doug Thanks for all of the useful information and yes it is a 'Black Art' and I have been party to some heated debates regarding props on large passenger carrying boats. I was highly amused by the link to 'Raboesh' which if it wasn't a Chinese company should have been. The model I am building is a Rother class lifeboat which will have twin props and a single rudder and I have read that due to the limited swing of the rudder the turning circle of the boat is much improved by having independently powered motors. Not at that stage yet still early days of the build. Thanks again and best regards Chris G

Props by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
Many thanks to Mark, Doug and Roy for the information on prop rotation. I will now be confidant that each prop is on the correct side of the boat, wiring the motors and connecting the ESC correctly is a task for the future to say nothing of connecting the R.C. Thanks again👍

Let’s have a Skiff Building Challenge by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
Lovely looking build, I am tempted to have a go at similar, often have been tempted to try a clinker dinghy but think it would be too much for me. Who knows one day. Chris G😊

Props by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
I have two beautiful brass props for my new model under construction but I am unable to determine the r/h prop from the l/h prop. And which one is on starboard and portside. Can any builder shed any light on this to assist me and stop me from scratching my head as it is starting to hurt.😡 It might be worth mentioning the markings on the props are unreadable even with my Sherlock glass. Thanks and Happy New Year to all Chris G.

Andree v by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 32"/5000g Andree v Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 50mm) Geared to a 919d series 4.5-15v (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 15 (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Purchased as an abandoned project, in fact not even started, price reflected this as it was cheap. It is a Robbe St Germain I believe no longer available. This is about the eighth model I have built and I reckon the most rewarding, lots of opportunities to personalise the ship. Lack of plans from the seller made the manufacture of this planked hull, a challenge. She looks lovely on show at home and is a dream on the water with no problem in very rough water. If you find one for sale go for it.

Mobile Marine Xmas Market by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
I went along, this the third time for me and the event is better each year, not sure how they get so much in the tent and building. Small it might be but I still managed to spend some money. 😁

planking by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Yes coffee stirrers which are free and when fixed and sanded look great. Macdonalds for small scale. I must admit I often feel a bit of an idiot when nicking an handful of stirrers when I have only bought one coffee he ho.