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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Rogal118
    I anticipate having to produce more than the one set of sails. The set I am currently trying have the luff within the mast as with Inga but will be loose footed which I prefer.
    Unlike the sails on your lovely model mine have no battens and that may be changed on the next set.
    I have a restricted test bed which comprises a substantial boat cradle that can be positioned easily in front or to the side of a large domestic fan.
    Regards ChrisG

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    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The wooden element of the deck has been finished, sanded and has the 12 eyebolts fitted for the mast supports.
    I have also fitted the three control lines through the deck in position for Mizzen, Main and Jib controls all moused through.
    That was the good news, the other side of the coin shows what was an immaculate painted hull marked and scratched and in need of a repaint. I do it every time when will I learn.
    It is great seeing this project coming together after what seems a long time. I thank you all for your interest and comments regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My doesn`t the time fly, with my rapid rate of progress I have managed to deck my model in just short of a month sanding and finishing yet to complete.
    The decking followed the normal method, I chose a pattern so that the finished deck would have some highlights, these I picked out in mahogany and then simply followed the pattern using some 18inch lengths of 1mm x 5mm light Sitka.
    I used my usual Evo Stik external to glue it all and had to protect the soft wood when holding it in place as the pins left indentations otherwise. I found a school eraser cut into slices ideal for this task.
    U.K. based modellers, Tesco stationery dept. have some fabulous erasers for pennies some really large whacky ones that I have found uses for on my models especially
    below decks wedging things in.
    Next stage is the sanding and finishing, this is difficult as in my present condition I am only just capable of using the stairs in my house and as the model is large and heavy I have to rely on a neighbour to move it to the garage for me to sand it. Oh well.
    Wishing you all good health till next time ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I am looking, now with desperation for some figures painted or not for my Inga1V lookalike. I have tried all of the most likely suppliers with no luck.
    Help please ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: INGA IV
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You guys really know how to rub it in, What with various problems I am hours and hours from finishing my model which originated from the Inga. I am currently decking, sail making as well as all of the many jobs needing completion before a hoped for launch date.
    I hope to post some photos soon meanwhile I hope that you both enjoy a session of fair wind sailing as well as calm.
    All the very best ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I would like to thank you all for the kind wishes it is really heart warming that people are kind enough to show they care.
    I have been working on my model this morning first time for over a month and have enjoyed it a lot.
    Thanks ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello to colleagues on this wonderful website, I notice I hav`nt posted for 2 months and have not been able to go near my build since 1st March.
    I have been hit by the dreaded "lurgy" and in addition to loosing my mobility I have been hospitalised. I think and hope I am getting better so here goes.
    I will attach a few photos of the build as it is now and update as and when further bits get finished. Most of the building is nearly complete just assembly, decking and of course the rig and sails.
    I am very happy to be amongst it again although I will have to be patient with slow progress. I will also be happy to hear from friends again.
    I wish you all good health and happy building ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Fibreglass hulls
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello
    I have a good Inga hull sitting in my garage looking for a good home regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Duncan
    As expected wonderful workmanship from you it is always a pleasure and interesting to note the changes in methods that you often use. I must admit putting the roof on before the sides has me head scratching but on reflection looks a good idea although brave.
    I continue to look longingly at my build but whilst I am keeping the NHS busy I find it hard to get into the garage where I really need to be to continue.
    Soon I hope regards to all ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Michael,
    I think you have surpassed even yourself this time, I like you, was also looking for a smarter and more in keeping method of fixing rigging to the deck and as I am not clever enough, I have had to buy eye bots and turnbuckles. I fear that 6 of each fittings on each mast will look a little heavy but will see.
    I think what you have manufactured is near perfect both tidy compact and fit for purpose. You will have to keep it clear of handrails but like you I didnt like how mine was rigged with bowsies and hooks and eyes, bowsies have a place in sailing dinghies and camping but do not belong on Yachts, my view, maybe only and I apologies for that.
    Well done ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello luckyduck
    Whilst I agree with you absolutely that pure white sails generally look better on modern and generally racing yachts, and cream or off white and natural fabrics tend to look better on older classic craft that is not always the case.
    There are many yachts around the world costing many millions of pounds, euros and dollars that sport man fabric sails, they are white and bright, economical to replace and update and need far less maintenance.
    Inga the yacht that is the subject of this question and answer blog is relatively new being built in 1967, which makes her younger than me and a mere child๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    This all makes for a very interesting blog, it ends up horses for courses and gets us all talking which is great.
    Best regards ChrisG

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    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The original yacht was built in 1967 in Germany, I believe she would look good in cotton sails or would probably have modern materials used in subsequent sail changes.
    Regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Michael
    I think this might start the purists chuntering a bit but here goes nothing!
    I have two samples arrive today one is Dacron at 36" wide sold as material for sail making and is around the ยฃ20, as you would expect and is enough to make a suit of sails for Inga but only just.
    The other from Ebay is sold as material for making kites and outdoor flags, is water resistant lightweight nylon Ripstop and is 150 cm wide. The total price for the 100 x 150 was ยฃ3.84 p.p. inc.
    Now I am aware that when it comes to important things like hobbies us retired guys never begrudge spending our money but my gut feeling is to have a go with the cheaper of the two because it feels lighter and better.
    I only intend to be sailing my boat as with the others occasionally so will keep away from the lake when stormy so heavy sails are not needed.
    Decision made I will post my progress ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ when there is any, I hope this does not complicate things.
    Best of luck ChrisG.
    p.s. My "Boss" likes Roys idea, always complaining I have too many shirts but dont fancy seeing my model being projected across the lake by some of my shirts.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Micheal
    I am in exactly the same position as yourself being about to start sailmaking. Previously I have both bought ready pro made sails and have made a few sets myself.
    I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination but for a tank like Inga albeit a beautiful tank it is easy to get carried away with costs, also because sail changes for this boat are such a faff then a suitable weight of sailcloth should be purchased, one size fits all applications.
    I have just sent for some material for a set and as you only need about a mtr I have pushed the boat out for ยฃ20 worth from a recognised supplier and have also sent for a similar amount for a whole lot less than that from Ebay.
    I will have made my conclusions in a few days when the material arrives if you would like to talk again then.
    A restricting design of the slits in the mast and booms restricts the sail thickness which needs to be taken into considerations. Also is the model for sailing or looking at, I have bought some really good kickers for my boat instead of using the springs supplied and the sophisticated ones look most inappropriate, waste of money.
    Hopefully continue this in a few days, hope you can use a sewing machine ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Micheal good to hear from you again. It has been busy on the site over the last week.
    I am pleased with how the new build is progressing but not confident enough to show the site too much just yet , it is all so new to me that I could be nurturing a monster ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I need to change the title of the build blog as it is no longer relevant, how do I go about it appreciate your help.
    I hope you are well and look forward to seeing your progress, Regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Orca the final cast member
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Not only a great model but the comprehensive details of the build has been very entertaining as well as amusing. I just hope that the RSPCS donโ€™t hear about one of their fish/animals being so cruelly mutilated.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    One thought I had was will the towing vessel be up to the job in bad weather or will the shark rebel and go its own way?
    Rogal thanks for the entertainment regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Orca the final cast member
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Not surprised your brain hurts! mine hurts and I am on the side-lines. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Roy

    Yes I did get a set of plans which helped with the general layout and the sail and rig configuration, earlier I was looking for a hull plan which is unavailable hence me having the chilling experience of drawing hull plans from my donor craft. I believe all is well in the end as I am really and chuffed with the finished hull.
    Just the delights of making a superstructure that I want in proportion, I think I am getting there slowly, but what is the hurry anyway? when finished I will have to decide what to build next.
    Hope you are well ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Orca the final cast member
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Doug
    This is interesting and difficult for me to get my head around, is the problem because of the material the shark is made of which has a high buoyancy level, subs and many mammals and fish use water to retain their preferred level in the water without looking excessively pregnant, why should this model be different?
    This is not me doubting your expertise but my need to know and understand.
    Thanks ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Orca the final cast member
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hey I like the idea of water ballast what is good enough for the Royal Navy should be great if tailored to a model shark, which is a credit to you. The more you consider the options the more ideas come to mind, the choices are boundless, well done.
    Regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Progress steady but coming on. I decided to braise a brass tube onto the prop shaft tube for greasing the prop shaft which is difficult to access and the shaft is pretty much horizontal, hoping this will allow me to eliminate water leaks.
    I have fixed the card deck in place on the hull to enable the measurement of the various fittings i.e. masts, through hull fittings etc. and to allow the trial placing of deck structures in build. And most important to determine the size of through deck access to below deck.
    The masts regardless of the appearance of the rest of the superstructure will mirror the Inga positioning as I have no intention of altering the balance of what appears to work very well.
    I have built the forward crew access hatch, the helmsman's seat at the rear and two skylights waiting finishing. The main cabin structure still in construction the two sides and the rear can be seen in the photo.
    My dilemma is that I am unsure until these are all in position on the deck with masts and large deck winches (which these yachts always had) how well proportioned the whole shooting match is. As some of these parts take me days to build it would be a real `pain` to have to scrap them and start all over again. It is possibly worth mentioning the deck fittings are made of mahogany and there are no plans for any of them just downloaded photos.
    Idiot that I am I just pressed the wrong button and produced this blog in two parts, sorry.
    I have asked the site moderator if the title of this build blog can be changed as it is so far from INGA1V.
    Regards to all ChrisG

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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and prop shaft issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Les
    Looks a really neat installation to me, well done and when you put the lid on the boat the moderate noise will lessen.
    Regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ RA INGA IV Maiden sail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Rogal
    Speaking as a fellow modeller and no expert I think she looks serene on the water and just how a beautiful sailing ketch should look. You were so fortunate with the weather not only sunshine but a light breeze just what is needed for a first trial launch.
    I hope everything went as hoped and she remained dry below decks.
    The video and photos give the rest of something to aim for and in my case with more speed well done my guess is you are a happy bunny tonight.
    All the best ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ CGInga 1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    It has been great watching all the great model making going on, my progress has been slow but steady and not without set backs.
    I have strengthened and widened the inner gunwales to make robust anchor points for the 14 eye bolts and later stanchions for the hand rails. It has all been sanded ready for the deck.
    I believe I have sorted the lever arm on the servo for the sail control and have had a successful dummy run which I am happy with. I have run three plastic tubes from close to the servo arm one runs to the jib, one to the main and the last to the mizzen, I have a mouse in each ready for being replaced with the Dyneema sheets.
    Cardinal error today when I cut by hand the deck using my earlier cardboard pattern, so silly yet so nearly right. The reason is, I do all serious cutting in the garage and the hull including ballast which lives in the workroom upstairs in the house and threatens a hernia whenever I look at it so I thought I would use the pattern. I will not make this mistake again๐Ÿ˜ .
    Apart from that I am having fun and the build certainly makes me think.
    Happy modelling to you all ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and prop shaft issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Les

    I have attached a photo of my 500 motor installation which although not pretty is tank tested (well my bath) for quite some time tethered or should I say moored to the taps. It also runs more quietly than most of my other models and the hull is as yet without a lid, this thanks to 3 erasers.
    Hope this might help ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and prop shaft issues
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Going on from this I have recently bought some erasers from stationary in Tesco and after cutting to size have made good vibration and sound deadeners for a 500 motor. A cost effective solution to my noise problem.
    Hope you solve your problem regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Oh what a wonderful job, brilliant piece of work and completed so quickly. You should be so pleased and proud and I hope that you have many hours of enjoyment on the lake, perhaps some videos to spur the rest of us on.
    I am thinking that when I wet mine for the maiden voyage the maiden will be an `bloody old maid`.
    My one reservation is I would hesitate to go sailing with that crew, I think it could be classified as motley.
    Hope to see her on the water soon regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Again back to the masts.
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Michael
    Your engineering knowledge and expertise is so superb it leaves me feeling lacking. I like can only admire and attempt to copy your work, so brilliantly carried out. Thanks for sharing all that development work with us.
    Keep up the brilliant work it would be worthy of a book for all up and coming model boatbuilders.
    Great stuff regards ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Inga1V
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Michael
    That`s an interesting project the mix of steam and sail although in days of old the fastest and most common mix had to be steam and sail. I look forward to seeing some pictures and curious how you came by it. I never seem to be lucky in finding interesting part builds.
    As for my model, I suppose I don`t want it to end having poured so much love into the drawing and building of the hull and having so much frustration in the build process.
    I have now just about finished the ply mock ups 6 in all, updated photo in the last blog to illustrate this. All I have to do is convert the mock ups to mahogany, hatches 3 helms seat 1, owner access to accommodation 1 and crew forward accommodation access 1 . that`s all ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    plus windlass.
    I might still be rabbiting on about it this time next year GW.
    All the best ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ CGInga 1V
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    There has been so much going on in the modelling world these last few weeks I thought I had better "extract the digit" and get on with something.
    All of the below decks radio and servo stuff seems to be working and holding together fine thanks to help received on this website so I intend to move on from that.
    For a while I have had doubts about building Inga superstructure onto my hull and as there are so many beautiful Inga 1V belonging to MBW contributors I could name 4 all of which are finished beautifully or about to be finished. So I have decided to try something new and am working towards reproducing as close as possible a William Fife designed ketch circa 1914. a fine example can be viewed by googling Sumurun for anybody interested. These hulls were designed to be very sheer and are similar to J class, the Inga hull is shall we say `just` similar.
    I started by putting a cardboard deck on my hull and am in the process of making ply silhouette type structures to be able to gauge their proportions against the hull and to ensure they clear the masts and booms. All fittings, mast stays etc are all temporary.
    What the photo shows is something akin to Noah`s Ark or a series of chicken coops for that I apologise and would like to assure you the real thing will be made from mahogany.
    I do reserve the right to revert back to plan A if things go pear shape๐Ÿ˜‚
    Regards ChrisG



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