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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“ Clinker ships boats.
    2 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    One I did earlier just like Blue Peter.
    Keel joined & setup on jig.
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    πŸ“ Clinker ships boats.
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    Not sure if I demonstrated my method for constructing ship’s boats, on here before. If I have it was a long time ago. This one the smallest yet, at only 5” long, going to be tricky.
    First job cut out keel with stem, transom & centre former. At this size 3 pieces to form the keel - stem. Glued together to form a rebate on each side. On larger sizes I cut grooves.
    Transom & centre former drawn freehand on folded paper, cut out unfold. The extensions are to fit on a jig. Glued to ply with contact adhesive. (Eco Stick) this stops the paper distorting.
    Not being a mathematician a simple drawing gives the spacing for the 3 positions. Strips of paper marked from this and stuck to edges. On larger models 2 or even 3 temporary formers used.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Deadeyes
    3 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Usual high standard Graham well done. I drilled holes by packing of one jaw method.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) Crowpill
    6 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My favourite metal plates cider cans. Rivets punched in from back before epoxying on to foam.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Pleasure Craft) Glen Usk
    6 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I was lucky to meet one of Campbell’s engineers. So got authentic colours. He was strange a friend of his made him a model of Bristol Queen. It wasn’t right so he never spoke to his ex friend again. I took Glen Usk to show him. He studied it for a long time hummed
    & had. Then said the whistle is to small.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Pleasure Craft) Glen Usk
    6 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glen Usk the steam plant with water = 5lb the total weight of model = 9lb . So no need to be Tarzan. The hull 1/16 balsa covered in Ali plate. ( cut cider cans ). Made 2001 dropped twice once of bench other down stairs to my shop. Looks a bit tatie now though but still going. I also sailed on G. U. In the 1950s. Her life 1914 to 1963 so you could have been on in 30s . I also have Duke of Devonshire she is bigger at 6’ same construction.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    6 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yes seen it all before. They have this picture of the perfect model. Never gets finished. Lost count of the models I have built in 75years. Still not got the perfect one yet. 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windlass - 2nd attempt
    8 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Windless behind the mast where the anchor would be lashed. Done to keep as much weight as possible in the centre of boat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Anchor and Chain
    8 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If you don’t have Graham’s skill, do what I have done. Collect necklace, mostly secondhand but cheap new my favourite. Model shop chain just will not take any strain.
    One of my D shackles. Use them for quick attachment & release of sail not used often. Gaff top & flying job. I am not building at present have 9 boats boss says no more till rid of. One out then one on slipway. Good work again Graham again. Silver soldiering small parts. I embed them I fire cement heat sets it solid. Small tap & it falls off after. I am building a 1” scale traction engine instead.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windlass - 2nd attempt
    12 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Forgot about my trawler made 2003. The bowsprit passes by easy in this case. No learning much am I πŸ˜†
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windlass - 2nd attempt
    12 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have these problems, of getting the bowsprit passed the windless. It still doesn’t. Windless abaft the mast In my model. But I know even if no one else does. The schooner bowsprit is fixed thankfully.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Binnacle
    21 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I will get in first this time. The westerman who dose most of the sailing, the boy sculls the punt, we know what the pilot does. My westerman moves the tiller, moves his head & waves his arm. Tiller arm is just a spring. Waving arm a spring with a string up the centre, attached to hand (off centre ). This raises the arm then the hand moves. Like a royal wave. The head works the same as the tiller, just upside down. Both strings run in silicon tube down leg to small servo.
    I use 2 strings on the tiller like you have. But I fit a strong spring on each, having knocked the rudder loading the car. Stops damage this was experience.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Binnacle
    22 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Absolutely fantastic work. As you are representing a pilot cutter in private use. I will not mention pilots would not use a compass. Glad to see no green & red iron balls in a wooden boat. πŸ‘πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Helm
    23 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A lot late but took this the other day for you.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bowsprit Part 2
    30 days ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Most impressed with leather binding. Holding small items together for silver soldering can be tricky. My tip use fire cement. In the putty state moulded around the job, until correct. The heat will set the cement, when finished is chipped off easily. I keep the pot damp so it doesn’t go off before needed again.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bowsprit
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Excellent work as usual. Elastic again, the out haul rope. If you hit the bank or another model takes the shock. Will also return bowsprit to its position. Just in case anyone hasn’t thought of this.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Casco ? I used when I was in joinery shop. Glue on one piece & a pink setting agent on other. That was waterproof if I remember. Gorilla glue may not stand continuously being wet. But our boats only have to withstand a few hours a week at most.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    You are not building a replica. A replica has to be the same size as the original. You are building a scale model that represents the original. You asked for advice you should take notice. I will be very surprised if you ever finish. Prove me wrong please.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairleads
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very neat. However I find silicone tube works well. Less friction can be bent, even more than 90deg. Cut off flush with the deck almost invisible. Coming out at the base of the belaying post. Looking back I could have brought it halfway up the post. Excuse the dust not been out since September 2019.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Skylight
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The reason the punt has to fit on deck. So no room for hatch. A hatch makes life a lot easier on a model & no need to make the punt. In photo the westerman stearin & waves. Als a deck light can be seen. You are making an excellent job of your’s
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Skylight
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I wanted to say very nice. But lost post
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Skylight
    1 month ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I believe Cutters in a working condition would not have a hatch. Relying on deck light to illuminate the cabin. Only when sold on for private use where hatches added.
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    They were happy until we lost Crealy. The replacement is not up to scratch.
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Almost next door Teignmouth.
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    P&0 have a gas powered ship. Iona I think it only cruises to Norway. If it goes to far from there a gas tanker has to go with her.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have a 6ft paddle steamer with a steam plant. Built of 1/16” balsa impregnated with epoxy, still going strong. Finished in 2001. You do not need pitch pine or oak.
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    πŸ“ Replica of the Titanic
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sorry posted wrong thread
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    The last one I did no need for all this detail. Scale rule showing.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    2 months ago by hammer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I always draw my own plans. Because I like to build models I have a connection to, local or I have sailed on. To start as many photos as I can find. Find the measurements Lloyds if stuck. I select photo taken square on. Load it into drawing program on computer. Draw around every thing you been delete the photo. This gives the elevation, knowing the length ( between perpendiculars or overall, so watch that)scale it & print. Problem it can be printed on smaller paper & stuck together. I used to do it that way but now just use 2 A4. Make a scale rule to fit the plan, mark Red. On the other side mark a scale to fit the model. Need to find a hull frames of a similar model from these a plan can be drawn. Every thing I have is pinned on my shop wall. That is just the starry.
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