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    Veronica
    In the process of making the London Sailing barge Veronica.
    (Yacht) Wee Nip
    As before, different to sail a single sail as compared to a Bermuda rig . Still, it's fun and easy to sail. Cheers. Ken, thanks for the tip to send a picture as well. I know know how to do it, thanks To Doug. (ESC: Scratch build) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Wee nip.
    Made from plans, single sail, totally different to sail than normal Bermuda sail rig, but sails well. (8/10)
    (Yacht) Dragon force, micro magic, one metre,
    Sails well. They all sail well, depending on the wind (Motor: Wind.) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ At long last
    5 months ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    She looks very nice Nerys, rigging looks awesome
    Love to see her under sail someday.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brynbach
    11 months ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi can anyone give me the contact for Bryan Bach Model Boat Club please
    Many thanks
    Ken
    Chairperson
    Vgmbc.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jules Verne
    1 year ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks very good, heat shrink??
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    1 year ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi , just to put our club

    โ€œVale Of Glamorgan Model Boat Clubโ€ on the map.
    And give you an open invitation to come and visit us.

    We sail on the Knap lake in Barry, Glamorgan, South Wales. CF62 6YU.

    Our club sailing days are Saturday, and Tuesday, but are allowed to sail any day of the week Except Sunday morning between 10am, and 1pm.

    The lake has a Concrete edge, and is accessible all
    the way around, and is only about three feet deep.
    Plenty of park benches to use, and parking is on the waters edge.
    Toilets and cafes only a small walk away.

    If you fancy a trip to see for yourself, let me know and I will be only to glad to greet you.
    Contact myself if you are interested in joining us, and I will pass on your information to our club membership Secretary, membership at the moment is ยฃ10:00 that includes your insurance, which is a compulsory request from the council.

    We sail all types of boats, but not allowed internal combustion or steam power.
    If you are passing, come and have a chat, and a sail.

    Let this invite give you assurance of a warm welcome.

    Cheers for now
    Ken
    Chairperson, VGMBC .
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    1 year ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi all, just to say welcome back to the Knap lake in Barry South Wales
    Been a long wait, but now weโ€™re back.
    Thanks to all members for Your patience, itโ€™s paid off.
    See you on the water
    .ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ South Wales MYC
    1 year ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    It is with a sad heart, that I have to say, SWMYC no longer exists. Closed last year due to increasing cost from our council to use the lake.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done, keep on writing , and congratulations.

    Ken.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done and congratulations,,,
    Keep up your good work.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    And from me,,, congratulations to you all, well done.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    That was the idea in the first place. If I was to go to the AMBO meetings.
    But there again, haha, mine would be at the rear of the pack... lol.
    Cheers Nerys
    Ken,
    Stay safe both...
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes Nerys, grey is my intended colour, with panel seams in a darker grey.
    Cheers ,
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Glad to hear you have your new kit Nerys, good luck with the build,donโ€™t forget the pictures...
    Cheers for now.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian Corvette
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Brilliant, especially as she is scratch build.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi to all new promotions, well done and congratulations, keep up with your efforts.
    Nice to read all your inputs.
    Cheers
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Nerys, all my on Veronica sails are a grey colour..
    I did not wash and stretch them before cut out.might wash or rinse them before sewing them .
    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Donโ€™t give up your day job Doug, hehe.
    Ken.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Piscataqua River Gundalow
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Tomas, congratulations on your published work.
    We are all in the same boat,,, must keep the wife happy,, Do the garden , in my case make space and put cupboards up in what is now โ€œour garageโ€,
    happy wife, happy life.
    This virus has hit us all, some more than others , as regards sailing.
    Still light at the end of the tunnel, ?
    Cheers for now Thomas,
    Stay safe

    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes,,, and congratulations and well done from me,,, keep up the correspondence..Petty Officer 1st Class MIR.
    Lieutenant Ken..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motivation
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done Alice, one step ahead ,,, again.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motivation
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    I donโ€™t know what thickness you have, but if suitable could be used as frames for your boats.
    l sometime use offcuts to make 90 degree squares or triangles of different sizes, used to make sure the boat frames are square during the glueing up stage.
    Always find a use for a bit of plywood.
    Cheers for now
    Ken.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motivation
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Nerys, are the pieces big enough to make display shelves for your models?
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motivation
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug, please donโ€™t let my wife see these badges, sheโ€™s be looking for some for ages,,, lol
    Cheers
    ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Ready to sew in the hem and seam lines. Lines drawn in, as per picture.
    Awaiting further instructions on the use of Judyโ€™s sewing machine...

    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Soldering is not my best subject!
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Ed, if you make a dummy rail with the holes for the rail posts, you can use that to solder your rails on without damaging your boat
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Onemancave1.
    Hi, if you are interested, in Nerysโ€™s Dragon Force, why not give her a call on here, I think she lives in your area?
    Ammanford?
    Perhaps Iโ€™m a bit out, she is about 50 miles away, sorry.
    Perhaps you could meet up somewhere if interested.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    I thought that the time it was on, had no one enquire about it.
    If you want I can put it back on!
    Iโ€™ve mentioned it down the lake as well, still no interest!
    Yes we can advertise on our Webb page.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    No, they contacted me to see if it was still up for sale, or had it been sold , I told a porky, and said it had been sold elsewhere, so I requested them to take it off.

    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug, yep,,,, noted. Not many would know the difference in the different spelling.
    Ken
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    At the moment Nerys dragon force is not advertised anywhere.
    She sits in the front room along with her collection.
    Cheers
    Ken.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    2 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug , it was me that put the Dragon Force on our club Facebook page, to give our members a chance to buy a bargain, Nerys told me she was thinking of selling it, so I thought I was doing her a favour, since we had no response Iโ€™ve taken it off.
    Cheers
    Ken.
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