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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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Wee Nip
    2 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yep,, they are fun, but do Sail differently, concentrations needed more.lol.
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    2 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Congratulations Nerys.well done, you’ll soon be at the top table. Hehe.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge find
    3 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    If I get no results, I’ll guess she is a generic model, in which case , as you say , I’ll use Veronica as a guideline. But she will be put to one side for now, and I’ll get on with Veronica.
    Cheers for now
    Ken.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge find
    4 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    I’ve emailed a place that sell the barge, so I’ve asked if they will sell me the instructions.
    🀞
    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wee Nip
    4 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    There is now a Wee Nip with a Bermuda rig, just as much fun and easy to make.
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Enjoy your weekend leave, keep off the rum, you have an early sail on Saturday.
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge find
    5 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Nerys, I too have tried speedline, with no result.
    She is back in the garage rafters now, waiting her turn, hehe.
    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Barge find
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all, Ive just discovered a MFH London barge kit in the garage. Problem is, that there are no plans with it, I’ve searched the Internet for details, but to no avail. Any one on here got any idea of how to go about finding a set. At the moment I seam to be getting all London barge crazy.
    Any help will be a bonus .
    Also I have acquired a Celia jane London barge, 42” fibre glass hull sailing condition but needs a referb, again, no plans
    Many thanks for any advice on either barge. thanks.
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge.
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Not this time around Nerys, but if we can get enough interest, then we can plan a date for one.
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge.
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    I’m usually first in line , after Alice that is, lol.
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    πŸ“ Warwick international boat show
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excellent place to visit, as below, plenty of clubs, millions of boats and loads of traders, well worth a visit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge.
    6 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Something to look forward to Nerys, yum yum.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge.
    10 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got myself another London Sailing barge, I couldn’t resist it, did a model swap with Kevin, needs attention, but it won’t eat or drink, I’ll put her on the shelf for now until time and space become available.
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge.
    10 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Nerys, congratulations didn’t realise you had jumped up to midshipman, well done
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge.
    10 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Count me in, I’d love to see Kitty, I can remember the free plan in the magazine, and made a start on her in plastics, a few years ago, that was. Brings tears to your eyes , as the years go by.cheers for now
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    11 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Reminds me of my daughters sleep overs, when her house full of friends arrive, I’m usually told you are up early tomorrow and going out , aren’t you dad,, good reason to charge battery packs and prepare for next days sailing, now she’s married and lives abroad. Now I, decide when I sail, haha. Not that I was ever complaining,
    Cheers for now
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    11 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    All topped up and ready to go now Nerys?
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    πŸ“ Charity shop find.
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking forward to her first sail Nerys. Weather looks good for the weekend, a nice gentle blow. 8-10 mph.
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    πŸ“ looking for plans
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Filler, filler, what’s this stuff called filler ?
    Lol. Only joking Doug, I use it by the bucket full. Wish I didn’t have to.
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    πŸ“ looking for plans
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Never done clinker build Doug ,so I’m not aware of how difficult it would be, but I would like to have a go at this example.
    After I’ve finished my other projects. Cheers for now.
    Ken
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    πŸ“ looking for plans
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    I like it,,, looks good and simple, just my style.
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    πŸ“ looking for plans
    16 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Some of them have a cockpit, I thought it might give him some ideas.
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    16 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Try a Northumberland cobble, they look very similar, or you can get some idea .
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    πŸ“ Work with Balsa wood
    16 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Doug, didn’t realise it was water based.
    With that in mind it must be a pleasure to use?
    No smell, not have to rush your job, sounds good to me, must give it a try.
    cheers for now.
    Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    17 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Nerys, o, WO. Is me, haha.
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    πŸ“ Work with Balsa wood
    17 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Colin, what do you dilute it with What’s the other 50%.?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    17 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Quite correct Nerys.usually had a couple of spare ones on the mast just in case of emergancy.

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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just had a bit of a clear out, lots of house hold electric plugs , decided to take out the brass pins and associated brass strips, now I have enough rudder arms to last me a life time.

    brass strips
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    Also comes with ready made hinges
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Warrant Officer)
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    I used the same method on another boat some years ago, and it worked well. The boat in question is the Louise Helios, a french Bautier.

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