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    (Working Vessel) IRENE
    Irene is still in existence, now Irene of Bridgwater. I have shown her as in 1930's. Built from my own plans, plank on frame. Will be mostly sail, the motor for emergencies. (Motor: from printer) (5/10)
    (Other) HILDA
    3/4"=1' a big model, very good sailor with internal ballast only. Another rescued fiberglass hull. Every thing else made by me. (Motor: wind only) (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Crowpill
    Built from photos & Lloyd's measurements. Foam hull covered with metal plates. Made as a prototype for a 50" steam powered model, which is still on the to do list. (Motor: out of tape deck) (ESC: Mtronic marine 15) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) spray
    Bristol channel pilot cutter. Chris Brown hull ( Cariad) very good sailor. four servos, 1 for rudder, 1 for main & topsail sails 1 for fore sails & one to wave the westermans hand. The hand is attached to a string the arm is a spring when the string is pulled spring tightens & the arm shots up. The westerman moves the tiller with his right hand & waves with his left. Sold on Ebay ยฃ220, Unfortunately had to make some room. (Motor: wind only) (7/10)
    (Working Vessel) Flying Foam
    Scratch built from own plans, Another boat which dosn't fit your drop down answers. Now sold, displayed in the Cottage Loaf inn Llandudno. (Great food & good beer wife said wine ok as well) Where the original Flying Foam mast & gaff can be seen, holding up the first floor. (Motor: wind only) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Glen Usk
    Scratch built own plans (Motor: chedder) (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) albatross
    scratch built own plans, most question above are Irrelevant for a sailing boat (Motor: none) (9/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Duke of Devonshire
    Scratch built from own plans. Engine & boiler designed & built by self. See the build blog on ( PADDLEDUCKS ) Construction, Duke of Devonshire. (Motor: Self) (9/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Blocks
    4 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    A dead bush from the garden supplied a closed grain timber. Cut to size on bandsaw & smoothed on belt sander. Slots cut on mill with a 2mm end mill. Could have used a drill. Cleaned the slots with home made chisel & small file. Shaping with a large file & sandpaper. Cut off & drive a brass pin through the centre. That was the most difficult.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Blocks
    4 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Needed small working blocks for my model Irene. It sits in the window of our bedroom. I see it every morning & a few things worry me. Two sails need recutting. I can cut the stay sail out of the main. So will make a better main. The blocks are to big way out of scale. But they do have to operate. As I alter the rig to suit the weather.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coal Bunker Lids Continued.
    5 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Cross hatching definitely
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The dinghy
    5 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I made a westerman from balsa. Hand fixed to tiller spring for arms. Other arms spring has string when pulled it waves.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "Mods"
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    No drawings I build them as full size practice. Upside down on a frame. I use 1or2mm ply depending on size. The secret to remember is only the first and last planks are straight. All others are shaped against the previous plank. After removing off frame the inside is fitted out. Photo of old frame for a 4.5โ€ boat. Clamp just holding rule. The hole in frame is to hold model down. As full size use props off the shed roof.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "Mods"
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Adjusting the sails to suit the conditions, the right idea. I am disappointed that you are using a plastic punt. With your skill I am sure you would have made a superb job. I did a demo on here somewhere. Phone of my smallest.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Well I am happy to have convinced you the ends should be jogged into the cover board. Teds method has to reduce the width of the plank. With a short grain nib the original width. 2 men a day is what I have been told. It is surprising what can be done with organisation. I was a carpenter & with a labourer cut & fixed 10 sets of floor joists a day. Only small houses true.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I can not fault your workmanship. How ever your mentor Ted must be more used to yacht deck planking than work boats. I think I said before a man and boy expected to lay a trawler deck in a day. They did not waste wood. The boards are notch into the cover board. See photo. Not notched into the next plank. Glad to you show any pointed ends. Sorry to be pedantic.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Making a Start, Deck Planking.
    8 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    K I S is always best.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bilge & Circulating Pump Outflow.
    8 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I would turn up outlets not drill the metal stake. The out let is best just below cockpit floor. Just my thoughts ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Get the Glue Out + Look at Deck Planking.
    8 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Your in charge. I will say one days work for man & a boy. Lay the deck of a Brixham trawler. When men were menโšก
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Get the Glue Out + Look at Deck Planking.
    9 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    The way I read it they use the line of the engine hatch sides. In your case the hold edges would be used. This would ensure the line of planks would be straight. Bending the line would require a tapered plank down the centre. I always lay the central plank first, cutting out openings after fixing. I also use random length boards. Do not want a zigzag pattern with the butt ends. Just my way.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finished Deck
    9 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I think red oxide is more for iron hull. Wooden hulls of this period would be pitched. Could be painted above W/L. Anywhere near navy dock grey favoured. Ask no questions ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Modified Stern, etc
    9 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    With few opportunities to cover openings on my pilot cutter. Had to make cutout in deck. Rubber seal & screwed down. Screws covered by lose plank, well not that lose a press fit holding them in place. Rubber I have used, window draft seal, also split worn out windscreen wipers.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Gooseneck
    10 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Where the end of the boom fits in the upright. drill out the pivot pin replace with a screw. This can be removed roll up sail & replace screw. Thatโ€™s what I do. Photos best I can as packed down for winter. A 10BA screw is pivot.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking progress
    10 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking good. I always plank on frames even my steam ships. 5ft model planked with 1/16 balsa Impregnated with resin. Built 2001 still going. Even dropped it twice so did have to repair. 1/16 is to thin use 1/8 now as I have a large supply. Bought 40 years ago when aero modelling. Boats donโ€™t crash had 2 sink though ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Up for sale..
    10 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    She sails on internal ballast only. But there are 2 sailing aids. Expanding rudder & drop centre plate. ( only half way down). Both by radio control.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Up for sale..
    10 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Dave all the money is your side. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ. Pictures of the 3 hatch hard to see if you donโ€™t know where to look. The punt is a model on its own & floats. Also the net is correct, although the mesh is over scale.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Up for sale..
    10 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Albatross LT546. Large accurate model of Lowestoft trawler. Built by Mansfield in Teignmouth. Double planked hull, from my own plans. Very good sailer in all weathers. I will be sad to see it go, but it is to big & heavy for me to manage on my own. As I am over 80 & my legs donโ€™t work properly any more. Collection only from west county. Offers ยฃ400. Only selling here.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Up for sale..
    10 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Albatross
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    ๐Ÿ“ Beginners Question
    1 year ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I am not replying. Itโ€™s just stuck here
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Covering Boards continued. 6.
    1 year ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Good idea, come back to a job another day. It sorts itโ€™s self out usually.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Covering Boards continued. 4.
    1 year ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I must say you method called for extreme accurate work. Which you can do. For lessers mortals cheat.
    In 4 jaw turn a spigot on stanchions. Cut & fix cover board. With a jig mark centre of stanchions + thickness of planks. Drill holes to fit spigots. Glue rail to tops.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arlington Court (North Devon)
    1 year ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes plenty of lakes in Devon. But all fishing only. The boating lake in Goodrington has hire boats on it can be used out of season.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arlington Court (North Devon)
    1 year ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    South Devon has no suitable sailing water ether. Very sad. Exeter MBC has a lake at Cannonteign Falls. Only really good for power, but very good for subs. Not good for sail to many trees & water lilies.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 year ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I live in Devon near Brixham. A man & boy would lay a deck on a sailing trawler in a day. That would be 9 hours. So you can tell how rough it would be. This did not include calking Of course.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fin and Keel
    2 years ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Well if the plan shows a fin & weight. Thatโ€™s that I always draw my own plans so I do what I want๐Ÿ˜€. I have found the biggest problem, for good sailing is the size of the rudder. I cheat with my schooners. Photo tells all. In first photo the square is the hatch to stop model rolling upright.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fin and Keel
    2 years ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Oh dear very sad. None of my sailing models have false fins. They sail very well with internal ballast. Just reduce sail to fit weather. I will admit to needing a false keel one of my paddle steamers. 5โ€ long sailing on 1.5 draft with a 5lb steam plant. Sorry ๐Ÿ˜†
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging the Sails
    2 years ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Brilliant thatโ€™s all๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Standing Rigging
    2 years ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    The stress on a scale model are nowhere near those on original. The scale effect working for us for a change
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