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17th Apr 2017
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GrahamP74

Member Stats
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Member No. 4176
Registered 17th Apr 2017
Last Online 10th Dec 2018
City Lucilla Ave
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 10
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 16
Photos Posted 228
Likes Received 212
Likes Given 23
141 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Winch for Emily P II
Type: Working Vessel
Our Tru
Type: Working Vessel
Wheelhouse for Emily P II
Type: Working Vessel
Aft gantry for Emily P II update
Type: Working Vessel
Aft gantry for Emily P II update
Type: Working Vessel
+5 More
Fleet Admiral!
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
Top Ranking Member!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 80
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 32
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 320
Blog Response 3 147
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 23
Received Likes 2 424
1109 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Net bins by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Thanks I am having a new coupling made.. the cable junction was to check everything runs.. it actually works quite well!!

Net bins by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
The boat is nearly complete now, the final part is to fill the deck with fill nets! I have found that the Heinz snap pots for baked beans are the perfect size! Top removed, sprayed and weathered and then a body buff has been cut up and stuck inside along with some twine. I’ve then painted the net to make it look dirty and some varnish to give it a wet look.. 2 down 1 more full one required and then a stack of 3 empties... but first dinner, and yes, it’s beans on toast for me!!!

New wheelhouse by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I did the drawings myself based off some local boats and then scaled to 16th. I use craft board which is easy to cut and stick and bend.

Sunday bath time by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Thanks Ed. Pleased with it, just a quick one this time!

Sunday bath time by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Just a quick dip!

Taking shape! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Close up of the block

Taking shape! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Managed to fit the gantry and mast and made the sail. To get the right cloth I used and old pillowcase (well I think it was old) and painted it both sides with wood stain / varnish. Happy with the finish. As with all my models I always put a piece that my Dad made on the boat, this time it is the wooden pulley block.

Deck on! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Finished fitting the deck today. Also fitted the pot and net hauler. Wheel house is positioned but not stuck. Pleased with the deck and although there is now a raised hatch this is more in keeping with how the boat would be..

Ben, meet 'Our Ben'! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Ben came round yesterday and I showed him the new model! To say he was excited is an understatement! Uncle Graham will have to get a wriggle on! A little bit of time spent lat night planning out the boards for the deck.

Inspiration by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Will be using this boat as my inspiration but will not be an exact copy

New wheelhouse by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
New wheelhouse made, additional detail to be added

Deck off! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Deck removed and all electrics have been tested and are working well

Starting point by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Model arrives on the bench!

Our Ben Fishing Boat by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have purchased a fishing boat as part of a boat bundle on ebay, It looks like a Cygnus DS25 hull. I intend to remove the deck that has been fitted very high, change the wheelhouse and make it into a small netting boat on a 16th scale. The name is for my Nephew who has enjoyed watching me make my other models and loves coming to the lake with me. This way he can have a boat of his own!

"Exuberent" DH142 by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Such a great model and an even better story Alan, although there was a tragic and sad ending to the full size boat it is great to see such a fine model. Graham

Dressed overall for launch party back in June 2018 by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Such a great looking model! But she needs her pots, floats, dans and anchors to go to work! There’s a launch party to pay for! Great job!

Cygnus GM32 by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Nice work so far! My last build was a GM 33. I’m not great with electrics but have similar engine to you with a 700mm screw. Will be watching your model take shape, love a good fishing boat!

New net drum by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Added a net drum aft, will leave it unrusted for the first trip! Have made it so I can link it to a motor at some point..

Display model lifeboats by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Ok cool, I will get in contact with my idea when I have time to fully explain

Display model lifeboats by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Great idea, where are you based? I have some ideas....

Saving Lives At Sea by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
It’s a great programme. I have colleagues and friends who volunteer in various locations and I’m also proud to be working for the company that supplies their kit...

Sails back on by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes!

Sails back on by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Nice ideas Martin, I did the VOR as a challenge from my company (Musto / Helly Hansen). It was in one of my stores looking sorry for itself! I am more into a working trawler or Gill netter... been working on Cygnus style boats recently (see blogs Emily PII and Emily PIII) but am thinking my next one could be a steel boat as I do like a bit of rust!!!

Sails back on by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Put the sails on which I designed myself.. happy so far but must admit I prefer a fishing boat to a yacht!!

Trip to the lake by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Nice time at the lake this morning with Emily on the controls! Added a handrail and some extra buffs to one side

Left the harbour by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
EmilyPII left my Harbour yesterday and has headed north to Manchester.. she will be on a lake with her new Skipper Andy.. I loved making her and am glad she will be used regularly! EmilyP III is still in the Harbour and search now starts for a new fishing boat project...

New paint job by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
So I have taken all the parts that need remaking off and have sprayed the hull. She will be named ‘The Inside Edge’.

Afloat at last !!! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I was wondering how it was going and it’s great to see her in the water! She looks perfect, can’t wait to see her full of pots and ready to go! Great job!

Getting busy in the port! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Bench is starting to get a bit full so one of these has just made an appearance on eBay!!

On the pond by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Really pleased to see Emily PIII on the lake within 3 months of starting her!!