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    Dutch Schouw Yacht
    This is 'De Groene Draek' a Dutch Schouw yacht. She is scratchbuilt from drawings in a book called 'Ronde en Platboden Jachten' which I bought in Barcelona forty odd years ago. She is 30" long with 9" beam. She is shown here on the 'quayside' as travel restrictions in Wales preclude me from launching her for the moment.
    Swim Head Stumpy Thames Barge
    This is my latest model, a swim head stumpy, prolific in the creeks and rivers of the Thames and Medway until about the 1930's She is scratch built, 30 " long. In keeping with other barges I have built, I have named her 'Harty' as in Isle of, or Ferry, part of the Isle of Sheppey which is separated from the Kentish Shore by the River Swale. First Minister Drakeford says I must not sail her at the moment, but let's hope that day will come before too long.
    Crash Tender
    I bought a part finished 36" crash tender from one of our members who was going to live in foreign parts. Trying to be a bit more individualistic, I have not finished her in the conventional colours but I'm pleased with the result. Unfortunately, under existing isolating conditions, I have been unable to launch her, however she is sitting on the harbour side waiting for a lifting of restrictions. Cheers, Nerys.
    Thames Sailing Barge 'Stangate'
    'Stangate' is a 1/24 model sailing barge based on a 'Portlight' hull from Dave Watts Mastman. She is seen here sailing for the first time at Cold Knap Lake, Barry. The wind was rather flukey so a good test was not really possible, but she answered the helm positively and I have every reason to think she will sail well.
    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.
    Alice C
    I built Alice C from a Model Slipways Dutch Coaster kit a few months ago but only this week got round to ballasting her and fitting the radio. Launched her this morning in not very favourable conditions, westerly, far too gusty and all over the place around our launching apron. She did well under the circumstances and I look forward to trying her on a better day.
    Upnor, Thames Sailing Barge
    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.
    (Working Vessel) Gwyneth
    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)
    (Pleasure Craft) Sea Commander
    Built from an Aerokits kit. Very pleased with performance, comes up onto the plane quite easily (Motor: Caldercraft 750) (ESC: Chinese generic) (9/10)
    (Other) Sharpie
    Scratch built model of a typical East Coast of America sharpie. Used as a general work/ fishing boat. Fitted with topsails a few weeks after original launching. Appears to have greatly improved performance, but there was rather too much wind for a fair assessment and my partner had no desire to go wading in the lake. (5/10)
    (Yacht) Carina
    My second effort, an Aeronaut Bella. (8/10)
    (Other) Gwylan
    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. (8/10)
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ Today at the lake
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Ken, I would have called you today, but we didn't make up our minds to go until about 3pm and I thought you would be busy doing other things. It was the right hand post that held the water. Pleased to hear that Barry people came along to join in. I did wonder if there would be any there today, as it's 'their day'. General public kept their distance on the whole, but one lady came and asked me what sort of boat the Dutchman was. I'm afraid my visits are having to be very much 'when I feel up to it'. I've gone down hill somewhat recently and it's not nice. Do hope, we'll see you soon.

    All the best, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ interested in Norfolk Boats / boating
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Hi Jacko,
    Very interesting, I've been having thoughts of Norfolk Wherries too. I can't make up my mind what to build next and a wherry is one of the contenders. If I do, I'll take the easy approach and buy a hull from Dave Watts, Mastman.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I won't argue with you Doug, you know far more about the RN than I do, but I'm sure my dad had one row of scrambled egg when he was promoted.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Today at the lake
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    As it was a nice day and I felt up to it, we decided to have a run to the lake. We took the fire tender which has had a minor wetting and the Dutch Schouw which had not.
    I was very pleased with the Dutchman, she sailed nicely, handled well, came about as required, in fact did everything I asked of her. Bearing in mind she was scratch built from a drawing in a book, I felt well rewarded.
    The fire tender too came well up to expectations, handled as one would expect, shot across the lake on a plane. I did have the feeling that she needed a slightly larger rudder and will sort that out before we go again.
    Next to be tried will be my Swim Headed Stumpy Thames Barge, See next week for the next thrilling instalment.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yes, still building....
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Very interested in your build of a Star. Pity the real thing never really caught on in the UK despite their Olympic status. If I remember correctly they were probably the first class to experiment with flexible spars and the 'bendy rig'. Are you able to do anything in that direction.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fishing Trip
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    So pleased Bionic Bill has been for a nice row. He deserves it after all this time. I'm sure you are well pleased that he worked so well with so few adjustments to be made. Well done all round, Bill is a credit to you.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Appointment's
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I can't remember who it was, but I recall reading in the book of his circumnavigation in a small yacht, somebody performing an appendectomy on himself.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    So sorry to hear that Damian is having to give up modelling and presumably his interest in the Paddle Ducks. Illness, memory loss, very familiar subjects, unfortunately, when one is getting older. Hits us all in some shape or form.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Graham 93. Well done on your well deserved promotion. If nothing else you are making Senior Fleet happy, he was moaning recently that we did not have enough Lieutenant Commanders. It's the first bit of scrambled egg too.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update of project
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    A superb model with wonderful attention to detail. You should be very proud of her. I look forward to seeing her on the water. A real credit to you.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Getting older
    3 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Yes Newby, getting older is not the pleasant thing it could be, it often means a general deterioration in health. Take my case, I never imagined even eight or ten years ago that I would end up being tied to a dialysis machine three days a week and barely able to walk. However, this is the nice thing about this forum, it doesn't matter what our physical state, we are all equal, we can all express our views on things and it certainly gives me a great deal of enjoyment conversing with a lot of people who I can consider friends.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Maria Serra wooden barquentine
    3 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Hi Daniel,
    It's a very interesting project trying to work out the history, the whys and wherefores of little known ships. It can be a lot of work and can become quite frustrating, but I wish you all success in this entire project whether it is the history of the ship or the building of the model. Will you build the full sailing version or the auxiliary? As a matter of interest a number of wooden barquentines were built around the Thames Estuary, late 19th C and early 20th. Howard of Maldon comes to mind and several of the ship builders of Faversham and Sittingbourne. 'The Big Barges' by Hervey Benham and Roger Finch is a book that could be of interest.

    Best of luck, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Great model, beautifully finished. Excellent attention to detail.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Appointment's
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Dentists would dread you sticking caps back in etc, it may do them out of a bit of business if it got around that such DIY repairs were acceptable.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Maria Serra wooden barquentine
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    The photo gives me the impression that an auxiliary engine has been installed and the mizzen removed. However that shouldn't affect any plans that you may come across. Best of luck with your quest.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Message to Fleet Admiral, RNHQ Munchen.

    I wish to inform you that active patrols for the Bristol Channrl Squadron will recommence following Lockdown on Monday 13th July. Details of itinerary are still in the planning stage, but you will receive full details later.

    Both ships have had a full refit, the two watches worked alternate days in order to comply with Covid regulations. The hulls have been powerwashed and repainted. Teak decks, sanded and scrubbed. Steel decks rust has been chipped, treated and painted. All upperworks painted and varnished where appropriate. All machinery fully serviced and replaced where necessary. All mattresses for both ships companies have been replaced with memory foam mattresses, New duvets have also been supplied. It is essential that the comfort of all crew is given priority, as it is anticipated that as our duties now extend to the Western Approaches, more time will be spent on board and at sea.

    Further details to follow.

    Commodore Nerys, Bristol Channel and Western Approaches Squadron.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3D Printed Tug.
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I do not know much about the technical side of 3D printing, but looking at and admiring this model, I do wonder if we are seeing one of the ways forward into the future of model making and certainly in the 'easy-build' kit sector.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club.
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I was there yesterday, Wednesday. it was a bit choppy and very gusty. I ran my crash tender for a while but it was too gusty to sail my Dutch Schouw Yacht. I would have thought your TID would have coped.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads installed, a slight issue and a bit of paint.
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    She's looking very good Cash. Lovely shape. Looking at your pictures, I get the impression she is some sort of Dory, could you please tell me if that's correct or is she some other traditional US design.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Appointment's
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Yes Colin and Martin, I'll play it by ear, probably won't do it every week, only when I'm feeling bolshie.

    As far as home dialysis again is concerned, I haven't a clue. The new fistula is useless and with all the corona nonsense, no patient training is going on or likely to be for a while. I'm being dialysed in to a line in my chest which I think is far more convenient but evidently has a tiny risk. Feel we have been 'mucked about' far too much considering it was their lack of interest when we told them the original fistula wasn't working properly.

    Fed up Nerys.
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    7 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I'm not keen on going near the hospital but need dialysis to keep me alive. When the virus was at it's peak, they only had me in twice a week, but now it's back to three times. However, I've cancelled several of the third appointments on the grounds that if twice a week is good enough when it suits the hospital's convenience, then it must be adequate for my needs and cuts out 50% of possible infection time. I may be wrong, who knows, but I've managed so far.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Razzle dazzle
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Camouflage looks great Mark. I know you are building an Arctic convoy, but how many ships are you actually building and what types. The model you depict looks quite big, how much space are you going to need to display the whole convoy and is it something which can grow endlessly until the Russians have more supplies than they need.

    A very impressed Nerys.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scratch built boats
    8 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Now that;s what I call boatbuilding. Priors built some lovely boats over the years and if I am not mistaken this is an Alan Buchanan designed Yeoman Mk2 probably built in about 1956.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Slight holdup
    9 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Bad luck, I expect a similar mishap every time I switch on my saw. It is over forty years old, a Swiss magnetal saw from Hgbbies whilst they still had a shop in London and it cost ยฃ42. I've had my money's worth.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: THE END
    9 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    If I could think of any further congratulatory messages that haven't been used by others, then I would express them. I don't think I have ever seen a model with such marvelous attention to detail.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mowe 2 build
    10 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    This was the first model I ever built, it never occurred to me that the wood might have already been treated, so I just gave it a coat of sealer anyway. She's a nice little boat but on our lake which is quite rough at times, I've had her swamped a couple of times. So, make sure the wheelhouse is held on with a screw or something and put as much flotation in the hull as possible.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dutch Schouw Yacht
    11 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I called her De Groene Draek because her hull is painted groene.The sails are red denoting the fire she is breathing and because I had some red fabric, also, many years ago I had a boat which I raced quite successfully and she had similar green hull and red sails and I always liked that combination.

    The shop in Barcelona was selling nautical books in all sorts of languages. I bought another on Dutch craft at the same time and another in English/American on traditional craft of the American. Eastern sea board.

    Incidentally I saw the royal De Groene Draek in Amsterdam some years ago.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dauntless
    11 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    That's a very nice model of an unusual subject. The real boat must have been really something if she was owned by the Rockefeller family, just imagine commuting to the office on that!.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dutch Schouw Yacht
    11 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    This is 'De Groene Draek' a Dutch Schouw yacht. She is scratchbuilt from drawings in a book called 'Ronde en Platboden Jachten' which I bought in Barcelona forty odd years ago. She is 30" long with 9" beam. She is shown here on the 'quayside' as travel restrictions in Wales preclude me from launching her for the moment.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Barge
    11 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Your Speedline model barge looks very good in the water and looks as if she is sailing extremely well. I've always thought that this design was a bit small to carry three headsails, but looking at yours, I think I must revise my opinion. Would like to see her competing in the AMBO class for 30" barges. She would qualify despite being shorter.

    Cheers, Nerys
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