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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)
    Recent Posts
    πŸ“ Port/ starboard socks.
    2 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great day out at The Knap Model Boat Club open day in Barry South Wales at the week end.

    Previous chats were about Nerys and her
    Port - Starboard Socks.

    Nerys attended the Knap Model Boat Show and when tackled about her port / starboard socks, she told us all about them and why they were worn.
    Then produced several pairs of the said socks and gave them out to her friends and colleagues.
    Just to say thank you Nerys,

    Well here they are for all to see,,

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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’ll be checking your socks out on Saturday Nerys, hehe.

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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Do t know if it’s sun burn, or rust. Lol.
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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    7 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Do t know if it’s sun burn, or rust. Lol.
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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    7 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking for a dog now, he he , loads around .black and white Welsh collie, I think.
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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    7 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    They are wearing their best β€œbib and braces β€œ Nerys. Lol.
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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    7 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    They’ve been out on the Thames too long , got a bit red in the face, lol.
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    πŸ“ Model boat show
    8 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, just to let you know,, Saturday 13th July.
    At the Cold Knap in Barry, Glamorgan,South Wales.
    If your in the area, drop in and have a look, bring a boat, have a sail. Runs from 10am till about 4pm. The weather looks good too.
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    πŸ“ What could this Hull be for?
    8 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That’s one of the nice things about this website,,, if your stuck on any topic, just put your topic forward, and someone will give you the answer you want, or point you in the right direction. Keep it going,
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Skipper and mate.
    8 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Spent most of this morning painting my figures, have had several coats of acrylic paint, they looked good ,,, until I took pictures of them tonight, they look as though they have been through the wars, still, I hope they will improve when a spray them with clear lacquer.

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    πŸ“ Veronica inside resin
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you Martin. Have to wait until this afternoons session,,we sail on a Tuesday morning, at The Cold knap gardens lake.which is in Barry South Wales.
    Cheers for now.
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Veronica inside resin
    15 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin,, cheers , the two ends which are planked, I didn’t thin out, I was after strength , but the rest I did thin out a bit, tomorrow I will give another coat all inside, just for piece of mind. Then give it a couple of days to harden off, then I’ll do the outside..cheers for now,,, Ken
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    πŸ“ Re: Veronica inside resin
    15 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys, thank you for your kind words . I can reciprocate them towards yours, I have a few years experience of Model making, you are relatively new .
    Every so often I get an urge, no,no, to get on with Veronica and get a bit more done, but as you have seen I’m getting there slowly.
    Cheers for now,,,, Ken.
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    πŸ“ Veronica inside resin
    15 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all,, the sun is out,, the wife is out,, get the fibre glass out. As you can see making good use of the situation. Inside now fibreglassed, drying out on patio. Masts etc,in progress of making up, Lee boards made up, rudder nearly finished.
    I’m a happy chappy,,,
    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    See previous.
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry Martin, I should have said The London Sailing barge Veronica,
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yep ... that’s the one, sorry Ron, I should have said that she is a London sailing barge. Your one looks nice though. I too like the vintage boats,
    All the best ,,,. Ken
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    19 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin, my Veronica is still in the building stage.
    I think they look graceful on the water but need a fin and ballast to keep them upright.
    There are plenty of video clips on the website for you to see how well they sail.
    Cheers for now,,,,Ken.
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    19 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, I’m thinking of adding 2” on the length of the fin to give me a stiffer Sailing characteristic, I’m going to use my old one metre ballast weight for most of the weight, and add more lead to get about 7lbs total ballast.
    This will keep me from needing more weight in stronger winds,
    any feed back to this idea??
    Cheers ken.
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    πŸ“ Open day at the Knap lake Barry.VofGMBC
    19 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    For your interest, 13 July , a sail day at
    the Knap Barry, Glamorgan,
    This is being organised by, The Knap Model Boat Club.I'm sure they don’t mind me giving out this information, hope they have a successful day, and good weather.
    We share the same lake, on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
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    πŸ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model boat club open day
    20 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry Geoff, I didn’t see your comment.cheers, ken.
    It was., was you able to get down there?
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    πŸ“ Open day at the Knap lake Barry.VofGMBC
    20 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    June 22nd, had a great day at the knap lake.loads of boats and yachts on the water, A big thank you to all that attended.
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    πŸ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model boat club open day
    25 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Open day, at the Knap lake.
    Barry
    Glamorgan 10 am -4 pm.
    All welcome
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Love it,,sod's law,, I’ve just renewed mine .I used my last one to make a paint stirer, ideal for the tinlets.

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    πŸ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin, yes, I got what I needed off Peter Simmons dvd. Didn’t think of looking there, Senior moment crept in.cheers Ken

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    πŸ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, panic over, the answers I wanted where in Peter Simmons video. More than pleased , like a cat with two tails,, hehe.
    Cheers Ken.
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cheers Nerys
    I’m at the stage , planking finished, all corners rubbed down holes filled in, ready now to epoxy resin the inside.
    I wanted to fit the servos in so I can get all the wooden bits in place , remove the servo, resin the inside. My steering servo is fitted as yours is as far back behind the rear hatch. I’ll have a look at Peter Simons video, I think that should show me .?
    Cheers for now,,, ken

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    πŸ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, I’m looking for internal photos of the Veronica to show me where the best place to put the servos are, and the battery etc, also, which seem to be the best option for the ballast, ducks foot, or torpedo.
    Thanking you in anticipation,, Ken.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Getting there slowly, I’ve been away for a few days, looking forward to getting back to her.cheers Martin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking forward to it Nerys,,,
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