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    Motor Barge 'Nellie'
    In the 1940s and 50s, many traditional Thames Sailing barges were converted into motor barges. This is a model, based on photos and my memory of the 'Nellie'. The sailing barge 'Nellie' was built by Cremers at Hollowshore, Faversham in 1901,. She traded under sail carrying about 90 tons of cargo around the Thames, Medway and Swale until about 1952 and then had the gear taken out, a Chrysler Crown petrol/paraffin motor installed and carried on trading for some years owned by R.Lapthorne & Co of Hoo on the River Medway.. She was eventually sold out of trade and is now privately owned. She has been rerigged with a reduced sailing barge rig without a topsail. My model is based on a 30" barge hull from Dave Watts Mastman.
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    I have had a lifetime love affair with Thames Sailing Barges and this is my first model of one. She is based on a 30" hull from 'Mastman' (Dave Watts}. Launched for the first time today at Cold Knap lake, Barry, South Wales she did everything asked of her.
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    I have never added to my fleet by buying in before, but looking at the Bring and Buy stall at the Blackpool show recently I couldn't resist this little boat. I like fishing boats anyway, but this boat was beautifully built, clinker on frame, planked decks, good standard of woodwork, altogether, a worthy addition to my fleet. I sailed her for the first time today and was well pleased with her performance. (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    14 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Fleet Admiral RNHQ Munchen

    Haven't been feeling up to returning to active service this last couple of days. Hopefully I'll be up to it tomorrow, Tuesday.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mickey Finn
    14 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Ken, it was your Wee Nip that started the chain of thought and I thought about building one, but it's one of those projects pushed to the back of the production line. Then I saw this Mickey Finn hull at a price worth considering on Ebay and bought it. Might resurrect with correct rig, might experiment. Too many barges come before that.!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Not so cheap glue!
    14 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I think it must be. In any case, it's good. I used to use cascamite years ago in building real boats. It was a powder mixed in water, but it stuck like the proverbial to a blanket. Some boat builders used to paint the inside of a boat with cascamite. I've seen cascamite in bulk in Axminster and imagine it's as it used to be.

    Nerys

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    21 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Phil, I expect that's what I'll be doing and making up the rig from scratch. Actually, there's no need to be too exact, I'm not looking for class racing. I've had a bee in my bonnet for some time about a very simple, una rigged boat, that can have say three different size rigs for different weather conditions and have them really quickly interchangeable. This is, I think, my chance to experiment.

    Cheers, Nerys.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mickey Finn
    21 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Doug. The exploded view should come in useful but with your other post, we are talking the real thing. I was quite keen on buying a Finn many years ago, but somehow never did. I was sailing another singlehander at the time, the British Moth, there was local racing for them and great fun they were too.

    Cheers,
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    23 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I'd love some rabbit stew, Oklahoma or any other breed. Years since I had any. Must see if any butcher around here sells rabbit.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mickey Finn
    23 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Many thanks Phil for both the video and the photos. A great help because all I have bought is the bare hull. I have not yet been able to arrange collection from the seller so don't know the condition etc.
    Will it be possible to get the correct spars and sail or will I have to improvise? Be good to get the correct gear. But, whatever, it will be an interesting project.

    Cheers,
    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Not so cheap glue!
    23 hours ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Ken,

    I've been using Titebond 111 since I started making model boats, decided that it was probably the best. Last time I was in Axminster tools buying Titebond I also bought some Cascarez which bonds wood in ten minutes, bit dearer but it seems to do as it says.

    Cheers, Nerys

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mickey Finn
    1 day ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I've just bought a Mickey Finn hull on Ebay. Any ideas where I can get any details, like sail plan etc?

    Cheers,
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for that information, I suspected they must have some excuse rather than sheer ignorance. Interesting about the Winston S. Churchill though.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Not so cheap glue!
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you all for your advice, I have been very reluctant to buy any, always thought the advertising was overdone, but decided to ask you for advice as I knew that would give me the right answers.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Not so cheap glue!
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Gorilla glue is widely advertised as being able to stick anything.

    Has anyone ever tried it in a model boat situation? If so, I'd like to know if it does all it's cracked up to and if it is worth buying any.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ MV Balmoral
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I recently visited Bristol Docks and I think the saddest thing saw was the MV Balmoral looking very sorry for herself. Evidently under new rules from the MCA she needs about 3 million spent on her to bring her back into a state where she will be allowed to return to passenger trips around the coast.

    We cannot let this lovely old ship die, money has been found for the PS Waverley, let's make sure Balmoral keeps running too.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I last visited the SS Great Britain in Bristol Docks quite soon after she came back from the Falklands, but now, what a wonderful and well patronised exhibit she has become. I thought one of the most interesting features was the way a large section of the bow has been left so that the actual state of the hull, rust holes and all can be seen. But, I do have a query. The white ensign was fluttering from her stern ensign post. Why? I always thought that the only vessels entitled to wear the white ensign were units of the Royal Navy and yachts owned by members of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

    Nerys

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    4 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    CPO Hargett. Very sorry to hear of the total loss of your flagship, that'll teach you to go round trying to get the better of a bunch of rabbits. Trust your new acquisition will be fitted with all the latest rabbit guns and traps and have the necessary speed and manouverability to outwit the Oklahoma rabbits gun boats. How is Errol the cat bearing up after what must have been a nerveracking experience?

    Lt Nerys

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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Love the Chriskindlmarkts Doug, how I wish I could visit some again. Have been to Cologne and others down the Rhine also Dutch and Belgian ones. And several around the Jura of course, in fact Gwyneth (sister) and I used to rent stalls at several in her area to sell our craft goods. Those were the good old days when I could travel

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sails
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Lug worms indeed Doug. Don't you remember your Swallows and Amazons, they both had balance lug sails.
    There are standing, balance and dipping lugs and technically a gunter sail is correctly called a gunter lug.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sails
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done Doug, your Czech is equally as good as your Welsh.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sails
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Tomas,

    I'm awaiting the results with interest, I love the unusual in traditional boats. I'm sure she will reach and go downwind well, but I'm not sure about that big Lateen sail going to windward. how will you get it around the mast when you tack, or won't you bother.
    I contemplated putting a lateen sail on a 13 metre boat once hung from a tripod mast, but ended up with a standing lug.

    Nerys

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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Lake Constanz, Friedrichshafen, how I wish, what a great place to escape to from Borisiana. Oktoberfest in Constanz, I was there once not so many years ago.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Having seen the weather not only today but for the forthcoming few days and deemed it unsuitable for shipborne operations in the Bristol Channel, I have decided to spend the weekend examining port facilities and the vessels currently occupying Bristol Docks. I trust the High Command will not object as this is a semi official visit.

    Lt.Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sails
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry Tomas, I knew it was one of your barges that had different colour sails. I like the idea of your Lateen rigged gundalow. She reminds me of the Lateen rigged barges still to be seen on Lake Geneva in Switzerland although there is also a reproduction of a Lateen rigged rowing galley on there too.

    Nerys

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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Does 'Capricorn' still have those lovely coloured sails?

    Nerys
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    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I agree with you about the seaworthiness of the junk. Such a manageable rig. Number of yachts have used the junk rig for ocean passages. Col.Hasler's 'Jester' comes to mind. What a contrast to his ocean racing exploits in the 30sq metre 'Tre Sang' in the early post war years.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ model boat show
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I went to Blackpool last year, very good show, even bought a boat in the 'bring and buy', though I don't like the venue. Went to a radio rally there (Alice's scene) a couple of years ago and there were no lights on in the halls. Giving it a miss this year and going to Warwick instead.

    Nerys

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Welcome aboard RonH. I used to run a 36ft launch with a kitchener rudder in my youth. Not often seen these days.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    To - Fleet Admiral RNHQ Munchen

    Weather forecast does not encourage anyone to put to sea tonight. Wind Westerly backing Southerly, force 5 -7 gusting 8 and I know what the channel seas can be like under those conditions, particularly when the ebb sets in after 0500 this morning. Prudence is called for. That's if she's around!

    Lt. Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    I was ignoring that one as I was teaching a cut splice just joining in one place.
    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sails
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Perhaps I will have to build the one that was intended to beat Giralda, ' Surge' - sure you are Giralda's equal. A revival of early 1900's racing at Cold Knap?

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry Doug, little mistake, I omitted the name 'back splice' after short splice which is the one that bears reference to part of a dog's anatomy.

    As I'm sure you know, efficient reception of morse by light needs a lot of practice, so that is something we intend doing on all patrols.

    Nerys
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