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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 Β£220, 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Covering Boards continued. 6.
    16 days ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Good idea, come back to a job another day. It sorts it’s self out usually.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Covering Boards continued. 4.
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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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    πŸ“ Arlington Court (North Devon)
    1 month 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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    πŸ“ Arlington Court (North Devon)
    1 month 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    2 months 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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    3 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Well if the plan shows a fin & weight. That’s that I always draw my own plans so I do what I wantπŸ˜€. 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fin and Keel
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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. 5” long sailing on 1.5 draft with a 5lb steam plant. Sorry πŸ˜†
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rigging the Sails
    4 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Brilliant that’s allπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Standing Rigging
    4 months 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Standing Rigging
    4 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    When the great day comes I hope she sails as good as she looks. Well done Graham πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Here are some of my creations. F3 stock car. RC planes & 1”-1’ traction engine in front of one of my paintings
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sail making
    4 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    In practice when sailing I found it very rare to have full rig set. Most sailing done with main & stay only. I also have a storm stay used with main reffed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sail making
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    Bolt rope on port side always. This helps orientation by feel in the dark.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shackles
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    Happy you like that Graham. Sails next yes. Not teaching you to suck eggs but this is my way. I use ticking cotton made for pillows tightly woven. Turning the edge on small models is tricky. Scale about 1/8” I brush P.V.A on that wide, turn over & iron. I do have my own must not upset Boss. Then stitch on bolt rope. To represent the join in cloth mark with pencil. Tape to window can see to mark other side. On my cutters scale I cut 1/4” strips sowing them on buy machine. My own again. The eye is brass tube super glued. Should be stitched but I am lazy.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shackles
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    Blocks. You are sticking how it should be. Brilliantly engineered & wood working. I have been imposing on your blog sorry but I am doing it again.
    I used to sail my cutters in all weathers so compromise has been made. This is one in the photo a bowsie or adjuster or tensioner whatever it’s called. Pretending to be a block , found in strange places on my models. Makes sail trimming & changes a lot easier. Someone may find it of use.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shackles
    5 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Hemp builders line makes ideal rope..if you can get it, there are 3 thickness. Not the modern nylon. I also make other sizes on my rope walk. Although it’s 8ft long it only makes about 3ft finished rope.. To short for a lot of runs on my cutter.
    I was not clever enough to turn down to 1.7. I ha d to resort to hammering the ends of 1.5 wire until paper thin, then bending around a small nail.
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    5 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I deleted the original boat here it i
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
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    πŸ˜† Finished with all brackets, mooring rings, painter & oars. Fitted to the Irene. The old skiff showing the high stern where I had made it to long. Cut off 1.5” fitted a new transom. But didn’t look at all right. Was getting on my nerves. Happy now
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff saddle
    5 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Sure he could
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff saddle
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    I am sure you could make the reefing gear if I can.
    Mine doesn’t work, to reef I remove from the upright, roll up & reconnect. Held in by 10BA screw.
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    I hope this looks better. Still not finished more coats of varnish on thwarts & strengthening brackets, to cut & fix. A set of oars with throw pins. Rings on stem & transom for painter rope.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the Hull
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    You mentioned a keel? Both my pilot cutters sail with internal ballast only. With adjustment to the sails can handle almost any wind.. I say that because I once sailed in a official force 9.. it just ran before the wind right across the lake. Couldn’t come back headed at 90% to wind but had about 60% leeway.. (that’s only an estimate.). Right back in to the bank ,I had a walkπŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) spray
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    Here she is fully rigged. This has got me thinking ( dangerous) I could build another. Can’t find the plans at present. So having a clear out throwing 8 aircraft, 12 toy & 1 railway engine plans so far.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) spray
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes a very good sailor in all weathers. With no external ballast. Just adjusting the sails to the weather no problems. Wish I had kept it now. ☹️
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes in to much hurry with white grey not properly dry.. ☹️
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) spray
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes that was one of my early ones 3rd or 4th can’t remember..
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Duckboards removed from card pattern, scalpel & big hammerπŸ€£πŸ˜‚.
    Primer & first gloss coat, one more then Matt varnish. Must not be to shiny. Thwarts will be yacht varnish shiny mahogany. Not fixed in photo.
    The block of iron is removable ballast used in my pilot cutter.
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Good advice Doug.
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Doug. Well white on the outside I am afraid, but varnish on the inside. I forgot the duckboards. Here they are being glued to a card pattern. Hope I can get they off. The scalpel gives an idea of scale.
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
    6 months ago by hammer ( Lieutenant)
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    All ribs in & stringer added. Just the thwarts & strengthening brackets. Then paint.
    I don’t think wood is best at this size, plastic card would be a lot easier to work with.
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