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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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    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)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A magnificent model, as good as anything I've seen. How I envy anyone who can work to this standard. A proper working boat that really looks as if she is working.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    22 days ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Ken,
    You must be coming on well!
    I've put my steering servo right aft under the after cabin top, which on my barge lifts off. The sail servo, I am planning on fitting at the after end of the main hatch and on Richard Chesney's advice am fitting a standard servo with arm. He has had trouble with winches.
    Dave Watts, when I saw him at Ellesmere Port showed me the new Ducks Foot keel that he is making for 1/24 scale barges.
    He recommends it.

    Best wishes.,
    Nerys

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mast light colours.
    25 days ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As a toddler, before WW2, my father was a merchant navy officer studying for his various tickets to become a Master Mariner. Much of the Rule of the Road at Sea, use of various lights etc, he had to be able to repeat parrot fashion for the oral Examination. My mother used to sit hour after hour testing him on these. Consequently, by the time I was six, I had learnt all this as well. He had also taught me to splice rope and all the common knots, but that's going off the subject.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veronica
    28 days ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking forward to seeing her afloat. I think I will have to build a Sirdar to give you some competition.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cruise Liners
    30 days ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    About ten years ago, I went on a cruise- and I loved it, BUT, it wasn't on one of the massive floating Las Vegas hotel things that claim to be ships. I went on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, the ship, the Polarlys, carried about two hundred passengers and acted as a ferry between Bergen and Kirknes, right up near the Russian border calling at about twenty ports in each direction. The cruise lasting eleven days. We called at ports big and small, some we would just pull in, a ramp in the side of the ship would go down, a couple of people would walk off, a forklift would drive on, extract a few parcels, then maybe a car would drive on, then off we'd go. Others we would stay a few hours so that we could visit the town. This ship was regarded as a general ferry carrying goods, vehicles and people up and down the Norwegian coast. I had breakfast with somebody one morning who told me had had come on board during the night and was going home on leave. He was captain of a ferry belonging to a rival company which did not call at his home. As far as entertainment, yes there was a singing duo in the bar at night after dinner, but that was it. The food was good but quite normal, none of the gourmet offerings of the big ships. The dining room was shared with the crew. One was often sitting at the next table to the captain and other officers. This was a cruise for the person who wanted to see the magnificent scenery at quite close quarters, we sailed just safely offshore the whole time except when crossing the entrances to the bigger fjords. This was a cruise I would recommend to anyone who wanted a wonderful experience, without the nonsense of the popular conception of a cruise.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 2 day model boat show
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done Ellesmere Port, nice show, thoroughly enjoyed it. Please repeat next year.
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    ๐Ÿ“ waverley in need of new boilers
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a worthy cause if ever there was one. Waverley will be sadly missed in the Bristol Channel this year particularly as Balmoral is also,out of service, not a paddler of course but a nice ship for a day's cruise. Alice and I had a lovely day out on Waverley a couple of years ago, we did the trip from Swansea to Ilfracombe, Lundy Island and back and had been looking forward to another trip this year.
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    ๐Ÿ“ South West Ship Show
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just spent a very pleasant day at the South West Ship Show in Bristol. What a nice little show. Enough local model clubs present to show a good range of models, many of which I thought were made to a very high standard, as good as I've seen anywhere. Excellent range of nautical books, both new and secondhand on sale and there were enough stands present relating to full size ships to give the ship enthusiast an interesting day out which was an added bonus for those of us with a foot in both camps. Hope others enjoyed it as much as I did.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor, speed controller
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Ken,
    If you are intending to build a rescue boat, may I thank you on behalf of Alice as this should cut down the number of times she has to get into her waders and perform the human rescue boat role.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mk1 Micro Magic
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Should stand out in a crowd. Looks great.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pretty well, I had some things from Mastman a while back but there might be a couple of bits and pieces I haven't thought of. I am improvising some of the fittings which are unavailable if I'm not able to fabricate accurately.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veronica
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very pleased to hear that Ken, it seems ages since you first ordered your Veronica pack. I have reached the rigging stage on mine, setting up the deadeyes on the main shrouds at the moment. Looking forward to seeing them both on the lake.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging a model barge
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks for your advice. I think you have confirmed what I had worked out from looking at pictures of model barges and other craft, however the very comprehensive dimensions you have given on facebook are very welcome and will help me a lot.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging a model barge
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hull is a 30" generic Mastman hull. Will be RC. I have all but finished the hull, now making spars. Photos I have seen all look like rigging rope, available from various sources, Mastman etc. but I was wondering if it would be better if I used a wire. if so, what do I use. Cornwall model boats don't seem to list a wire. Bear in mind, difference in thickness for mainmast rigging to topmast. Any ideas?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging a model barge
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am building a model Thames sailing barge and have reached the stage of spars and rigging. I am wondering what to use to make the main shrouds and forestay. Pictures that I have seen look as if it is a model rope product rather than a wire. Can anyone tell me what they have used please.

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    ๐Ÿ“ What type of antenna is this?
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I doubt if you will be able to research the FishFone I'm talking about, it was a name given by Radio Amateurs to the Trawler Band some years ago.

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    ๐Ÿ“ What type of antenna is this?
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The wire aerial running between the masts is what radio hams call an inverted L, it is tuned against the hull of the boat and the seawater and unlike a half wave dipole it only needs to be a quarter wave long, or less with a loading coil and an aerial tuning unit, often built into the transmitter. Common on many fishing boats in the days of the Trawler band, which is the frequency band a bit above medium wave. Trawler Band was also nicknamed FishFone.If you mean the loop aerial on the wheelhouse, that is a Radio Direction Finder Aerial which became very popular just after WW11. This information comes to you courtesy of my Radio Ham partner.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Trying to trace a boat
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you John, you've solved the problem for me, Club 500 it is.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Trying to trace a boat
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A little while ago I saw, possibly at a show, one of those high speed, go fast things. If memory serves, it was about 60cms long and was available in several different colourways and that fact, I think, is the most memorable thing about it and possibly the only way I'll identify it. I think it was a bare hull and deckhouse moulding. It's not for me! I want one for a present for someone who saw it with me and liked it. She can't remember the name either.

    I know that's precious little to go on, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be most grateful.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C. Berry
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was thinking of external ballast, but if the bulb and fin has been used successfully then by all means use it. I would think that it would have to be as streamlined as possible in order to make the least impedance, but as I have said, I know more about full sized craft than I do models.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C. Berry
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Do you really need the bulb and fin? They are normally fitted to a shallow draft hull. A displacement hull like yours normally has ballast incorporated into the keel. if you think there is insufficient ballast at the moment, I'm sure you could find a way of attaching some extra, moulded onto the keel.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C. Berry
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I know more about full size sailing vessels than I do models but Steve-D is quite correct in saying you need momentum in order to come about. The usual practice with a vessel with a long straight keel would be to let her pay off a little to get a bit more weigh on her, then sail her round slowly rather than putting the helm hard down. if she still got into irons, backing the foresails would help to bring her round. it wasn't unknown for a hard headed ship to let her pay right off, gybe her round, then come back on the wind on the other tack. I hope you won't have to resort to that.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Good buy from Lidl
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Lidl disc size is 125mm whereas the Toolstation ones are 150mm. No doubt they can be cut down.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Good buy from Lidl
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I bought one tonight. I find that when running there is a strong 'electrical' smell. My partner says that it is the brushes arcing. is this normal? Apart from that it looks a useful tool

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    ๐Ÿ“ Yacht Suppliers
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    In my experience this is true of any kit and from what I hear, flat pack furniture.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Book on Sailing Barges
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have an aged bedraggled copy of Edgar March's book, I acquired it about sixty years ago and whilst I think the text is one of the best on the subject and what illustrations there are, are very good, I am of the opinion that the illustrations in the Cooper/Chancellor book are more extensive. The barge plans in March are very good and I imagine can be blown up but I am referring to the depth of useful illustrations of construction and gear in Cooper/Chancellor that I consider so useful.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Done it.
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done Ken.
    I foresee the day when we have Thames Barge racing at Cold Knap.

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    ๐Ÿ“ G Mail layout
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Unfortunately, you can't get the old one back, but, there is a way to load the basic HTML version of G mail and make this the default every time you log on. Whatever they do in the future the HTML version should always stay fairly basic and straight forward because it is there for low bandwidth/data rate connections.

    Log out of G Mail, log back in, quickly, when it is loading, click on 'load basic HTML version' in bottom right hand corner. You will then find that a version, very similar to the old will load.
    That's what my partner has done for me and so far it's working.

    Best of luck, I know how you feel.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Park lakes
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    We share Cold Knap lake in Barry with a multitude of swans and 'share' can be taken literally as they frequently leave their 'calling cards' in the area where we launch.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for North East Coble boat
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am afraid this does not answer your enquiry but is I think of general interest for anyone interested in Cobles.

    I was walking around Bridlington harbour yesterday and came across a mini museum devoted to cobles. it was only three small rooms but they were full of coble memorabilia. Several model cobles as well as other local fishing vessels and a local grab dredger. Numerous photos and other ephemera as well as various bits and pieces all to do with cobles. it's run by volunteers from the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society. Entry is free, but donations are welcome. They also run an event called the Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival which is in July this year.

    There were a number of working cobles in the harbour as well as two beautifully preserved sailing cobles.

    As somebody interested in all traditional sailing/working craft, I found this little museum well worth visiting and thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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