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    In the process of making the London Sailing barge Veronica.
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    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)
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    πŸ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin, I have now put our site on the model boat website.
    vgmbc.club

    Cheers
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club.
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club.
    The Knap Lake
    Barry,
    Glamorgan
    Wales.
    CF32 6SW
    Vgmbc.club
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    πŸ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Try vgmbc.club
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    πŸ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    No idea Doug, I’m non comprende.,,,, lol.
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    πŸ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Cheers Fleet ....
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    πŸ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    12 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi simple sailor.
    You have to show that you have taken steps to protect your members, the public, and any workers.
    We drew a diagram of our parking area along side the lake,when we park our cars side by side, just enough to open the car doors without touching , that would indicate two metres. We sail our boats from in front of our car, still-two metre away from each other ,we will wear gloves when needed to open, or shut our entrance post (gate).if needed we can sail along the side of our lake, still maintaining two metres. Keep an eye out for the general public , and inform them of the two metre distance guidelines.
    Or make up a notice board reminding them of the two metre.

    That the general idea, we actually drew a diagram with all this on ,and sent a copy to all our members, and a copy to our council. They were very happy with it and gave us permission to start to sail again...hope you can understand it, and . hope all that helps mate...
    Cheers
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    16 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Congratulations are in order, which may I say are well deserved.
    Knowing you will fulfil to your upmost standard.
    Our waters are on their way to being at our mercy soon, and I hope all members will take to them, with all their new acquisitions.
    New Commodore Nerys,
    Well done.
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Rick, yep , thats, me, Nerys and Alice, are in our club, you will see Nerys on here a lot, Her partner Alice is the quiet one? .
    Just heard, the welsh news, looks like we, as a club should be able get down the Knap soon, as they are on about lifting the 5mile limit.
    Looking forward to meeting you, and the rest of the members soon.
    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    As far as I know, the Knap lake belongs to the people of Barry, not the council, although they look after it?
    Any one can take a model boat and sail it on the lake, at any time, they don’t need insurance or a risk assessment for that, to park on the hard standing they need insurance, against public liability.
    Cheers
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Nerys, not just now , their interest of health and safety.
    We had to provide a policy to be able to get permission to sail as a club, and use the car park hard standing, and we had to show we have insurance.
    Cheers
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    19 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank goodness for wallpaper and masking tape, hehe.
    Next job to get a better fit.
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    19 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yes Nerys, it is when the Senedd say, not individual councils.
    I think what he meant was , when the senedd says yes, the council will give us the go ahead. We have to provide the council with a new safety policy, to show that we have taken steps to provide protection for our members, council workers and the general public, I think you may have had a copy from Richard, and is now ready to go to the council for approval.
    Cheers for now Nerys
    Hope to see us all sailing again soon.
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    20 days ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I hope so to Nerys, council said they would let me know after their July meeting.
    Cheers for now
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Lockdown Complaints
    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Just thought of another one, hehe, send the apprentice for some keyholes.
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    πŸ“ Lockdown Complaints
    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    As a cabinetmaker, they were often used on the apprentices,, brings back memories, haha.
    Cheers JB.
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    πŸ“ SY Minnow water test
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Many a true word said in jest, Doug, hehe.she has water in her blood....( besides the whiskey) lol.
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    πŸ“ SY Minnow water test
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Nerys, how are you and Alice keeping? Hope your are both well, and looking forward to getting down to the lake again, soon , I hope, hehe.
    not heard anything about the locks being changed at the lake, where did you hear that from?
    You are building your barges at an alarming rate, you’ll have to take them in turn to get them to the water,,,,
    Cheers for now , see you soon.
    Ken
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    πŸ“ why
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If you want to know anything,,,, ask a teenager,,,, lol
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    πŸ“ Latest government advice
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Only if you live in England, not Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
    Our time will come ....yaaaa.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi captain Nerys, due to the countries condition, I’ve been unable to check out the Bristol area , due to being locked in, in my absence, my wife has just started to venture outside, so she has been my eyes for now until I am able to do so myself.
    Hope this correspondence finds you, and your Wife Alice in good spirits. I’ve been working on my Barge Veronica a bit more lately, and now showing signs of getting there.
    Cheers for now
    Sub Lt ken
    Picture below, of the 10 cleats made and ready for painting. Masts on, and just waiting to set about the sails.
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    πŸ“ Wire Stripper/Cutter
    3 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    They are brilliant, had mine a few years.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I like the place llareggub, it has a sense of thought, like the place down from me, nimaornud ,
    My place is named Esgid Llinyn .
    Real mouth twisters
    Cheers for now all
    Sub Lt.ken
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    πŸ“ MBW Coronavirus Response
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug
    Alice wants to know, do you have an old record player your not using. She wants one for her next project. Hehe.
    She’s looking at making tea cakes as large as EP records.
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    πŸ“ Open day
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I might even get down there myself now and again, as you say keep my hand in, I don’t think there is anything wrong in going out, to where ever you want, just keep a mind on the environment, and be sensible.

    Cheers
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Open day
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Due to our suspension, VGMBC , will have to keep an eye on the activities along the welsh waters from afar. I know captain Nerys is in a mind of visiting the area when she and her assistant can get away from their land locked position.
    Keep us in touch Nerys ,
    Cheers for now
    Sub Lt ken
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    πŸ“ Open day
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi All, Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club has just suspended all Club activities untill further notice, as you can imagine this includes our open day 13th June 2020
    Will inform you all once we have a new date.
    Cheers
    Sub Lt. Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi capt Nerys,
    I went down to the water edge this morning, looking for
    Able bodied seamen, to try and get some money out of them. But they had been pre warned and stayed away.
    I was happy though, watching the council men trying to empty the lake, by opening the overflow v/v. They were still there, sat in their lorry reading a local newspaper when I left at 11:40
    The lake is still there though hehe, unless they intend to stay all day.
    No more to report on the western front Capt.
    So cheers for now see you and Alice soon
    Sub Lt Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Capt. Nerys,,, I tickled her barnacles to day, working on her mast and tabernacle, got a nice fit and included a wedge at rear end to keep her pushed flush towards the front. Bit of colour on her woodwork. Starting to sneak in to the garage to work on her, little bit here, little bit there. Soon get up and running.
    Cheers for now Captain
    Sub.Lt Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Sailing Barge 'Stangate'
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Colin, sorry to hear you not well, get better soon
    The invite to our open day show is still up for grabs mate, if you are up to it , we will be glad to see you and any of you pals, and boats.

    Date of open day
    13 ,, 6,, 2020.

    Cheers for now.
    Sub Lt .Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Captain Nerys, it was nice to see we have two new vessels on the water in our Bristol Channel waters. Hoping for more to join them in the very near future. Best wishes and happy sailing, also thanking Channel photographer Alice for capturing the event.

    Sub.Lt Ken
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