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Nerys

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Member No. 4931
Registered 11th Apr 2018
Last Online 24th May 2018
City Ammanford
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 6
Photos Posted 7
Likes Received 14
Likes Given 0
9 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
Since: 12th Apr 2018
Harbour
Sharpie
Type: Other
Carina
Type: Yacht
Gwylan
Type: Other
Chief Petty Officer
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
23 points away from Sub-Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 12
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 0
Received Likes 2 28
77 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Streamline Models by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 hours ago
Thanks for that Doug, There are several hulls for Thames Barges available, but to me, a novice, the complexity of fittings required is rather daunting and the Speedline kit does contain everything. The disadvantage is the smaller size whereas the Fleetscale hull is more in keeping with the size most common amongst model barge builders. Cheers, Nerys.

Streamline Models by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 hours ago
I have been considering building 'Annie', but the company that I have seen advertising this Thames Barge Kit is called Speedline Models. Presumably we are talking about the same model. Best regards, Nerys.

Re: Sharpie by Nerys by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Doug, I see what you mean, but, I'm a newcomer to model building and from what I've seen, a lot of models are the same with no visible means of steering and certainly no helmsman. I suppose I could mount an imitation tiller with a figure of some sort giving the impression of steering but at this stage I'm more interested in getting her to perform well. The extraneous bits can come later. Regards, Nerys

Re: Sharpie by Nerys by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Doug, The tiller and linkage to the servo are under the after raised deck, as are the sail servo, receiver etc. The whole raised deck or hatch cover lifts off for easy access. Cheers, Nerys

Re: Sharpie by Nerys by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
Evening Doug, This was her first time in the water and there was a lot more wind than I would have liked. No, she hadn't shipped any water, I think it must be the angle from which the photo was taken. The rudder post is about two inches inboard of the transom. The rudder has a drop blade like many sailing dinghies and after this first sail, I think I shall increase it's area. However, I think the weather conditions did not give me a chance to properly assess performance. This is the first model sharpie I have built, but in my dim and distant past built several full size ones, the last being 43ft. so I know a bit about their characteristics, just hope it transposes to the model variety! Best wishes, Nerys

Sharpie by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 30" Sharpie - Comments: Scratch built model of a typical East Coast of America sharpie. Used as a general work/ fishing boat.

Speedline Thames Barge kit. by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Having had an interest and connections with Thames Sailing Barges going back to the days when they still carried cargo under sail, I am contemplating building a model. I am a relative newcomer to modelling, so am considering the Speedline kit. What I really want to know is how this model sails. I'm not expecting speed, I just want to know if the performance is acceptable and she handles reasonably well. Hope someone can advise me. Nerys

Carina by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 30" Carina Powered by NiMH (4.8v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: My second effort, an Aeronaut Bella.

Gwylan by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 20"/1700g Gwylan Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 15mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This was my first attempt at building a model boat, decided that model boat building would be a suitable hobby for a lady of 85, no longer fit enough to sail real boats.