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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    An RTR addition
    A while ago, several of our members at Vale of Glamorgan MBC were showing an interest in the Dragonforce65 and a number of us were interested enough to purchase one. Enough in fact that we are starting regular racing for them shortly. Cheers, Nerys
    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)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VIC96
    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I'm sorry, I didn't realise she was built from that system, being an old fogey who only exists in the world of stick and string, I assumed that she had been beautifully built of wood. Well done anyway and I look forward to seeing more pictures as the construction proceeds..

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    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    What a great find and at that price too, quite a bargain. Why can't I ever see anything like that. Looks as if you've made a good job of the restoration too.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Vintage model workshop Crash Tender
    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    You've made a very nice job of her, let's see some photos of her in her natural element when you are able. She should perform well.

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    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Congratulations on promotion to Leading Seaman Roycv. Very well done, keep posting.

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    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Newby7, Many congratulations on your promotion to Commander. Very well deserved.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Vosper Perkasa 46"
    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Third or thirty third, you've made a good job of her. Well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: temp sails, update
    2 hours ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I think it looks fine for shape etc. Only thing, wherry sails were black. If it was me, I'd go on Ebay and buy some black polycotton but you may have other ideas.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Interlaken Boat Club, Switzerland
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Have spent some lovely camping holidays in Interlaken, love the two lakes. It's about a four hour run from my sister's in France, so have often popped over there. Wonderful carnival parade on Nations Day then ending in a spectacular fire works display. Would love to think I could go there again some time.

    All nostalgic, Nerys
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    2 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well, if insurance companies aren't downright dishonest they have some pretty sharkish ways.
    Our car insurance is due. Β£325 from the existing insurer Β£60 up on last year. Went on line. Similar insurance but with 90days continental instead of 60 for Β£178. Bear in mind that I at 87 am named as a driver. What do you think we did?

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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    3 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Who were the bigger crooks, the people who stole your goods or those who stole your insurance money? Not much in it in my opinion.

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    πŸ“ Promotion
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Congratulations Ken, on your promotion to Lieutenant. Very well deserved and long awaited. Your help and advice is always welcome.

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    πŸ“ Holidays
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice adventurous day for you Colin, I'm so pleased you have recovered enough to do all that. I know about the road diversions in Worcester. On one of our recent trips to the Midlands looking for a vehicle, on the return journey the junction of the M5/M50 was closed, so knowing vaguely some of the roads to get into Wales from the Worcester area, decided to go that way. Every road we tried, it was closed, in the end we were heading for Tenbury Wells and the SatNav decided to play up. Heaven knows how we got there but eventually to our relief we found Hereford which we know and came home through Abergavenny. Arrived home at about 2am. Actually, a week or two later we went through Worcester in the opposite direction and found the closed road situation to be just as bad, but at least it was daylight.

    We have bought a new box from a firm up North, that arrived this morning just before we left home and the seat is from a similar VW LT35 to ours. Now waiting for a seat belt from the Bay of E.

    Enjoy your trip to Tamworth.

    Best wishes,
    Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    4 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Colin and Ken, pleased to hear that Colin is off to Brum for a new car door, extra pleased because it must mean his leg is a bit better. We have bought a seat box, which is the initial fixed one, but if we find that's not satisfactory, we can get the swivel box to fit on it. Collected the chair in Gloucester this afternoon, it's a bit grubby as one might expect, it will clean up quite well, but it did match the existing one. We didn't want the double seat, didn't think there would be room.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,

    Sorry to hear that you are still hobbling around not able to go shopping or anything. Sorry to hear about the osteoarthritis etc. As a family, you aren't doing very well in the accident department with your daughter in law breaking her foot, but I expect you enjoyed having the grandchildren.

    I haven't been too good all day, then a nasty dialysis tonight, I'm just about coming round now.

    We are at the opposite end of the Beacons, where they start to flatten down into big hills with red kites flitting around.

    Off to buy a front passenger seat for the minibus Wednesday afternoon.

    Best wishes, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Nearly there
    5 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mark,

    So sorry to hear you've been in hospital for another lot of radiation etc. but pleased to hear that you are home again and well enough to work on the ship. I think she looks better every time I see a new photo.

    Best wishes, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Lots of correspondence between us today Colin, Very lax of me not to ask before, but what is the situation with your leg? Hope you are starting to improve and getting around a bit better,

    Best wishes, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: temp riggin
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I'm surprised you couldn't find anything in the Mastman range, I've used his working blocks in running rigging quite successfully. Perhaps they were too big for your scale. Pleased to see you are experimenting with mast raising and lowering.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Yes, Alexandra could easily be an entrant in the Henley Traditional Boat Rally, or be seen calmly making her way up Lake Windermere.
    You do have some interesting boats at Buxton!

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Rick, the trouble with kids today is they do not read 'Swallows and Amazons'.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Colin, I remember, one night ending up on a beach about where Hinckley Point Nuclear thingy is now and as my mother was sort of expecting me home, knocking at a cottage door and asking if I could use their phone, to ask Barry Police to go and tell my mother that I had run aground and wouldn't be home until the morrow. The people in the house took pity on us, and kindly took us in and fed and bedded us for the night.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Bill, looking out of our kitchen window, we have an uninterrupted view across the Amman valley to the western end of the Brecon Beacons. A mile or so up the road, across a cattle grid and we are on the open moorland of the Beacons, then on a couple of miles to a marvellous view of rural Wales and a road described by 'Top Gear' as the best in Wales.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    It wasn't only Weston, I explored the Bristol Channel down as far as Porthcawl on the Welsh side and Minehead on the Somerset coast. The dinghy, I paid fifteen shillings for her, then spent a few months doing her up. She had a history, she had been built by a ship's carpenter for his captain who used her for duck shooting on the Cardiff flats, then abandoned for years until I came along. I rigged her with a standing lug and with one oar over the stern, sculled and sailed her everywhere. Can you imagine the uproar if a kid wanted to do things like that today!

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Holidays
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Some of my best holidays as a kid was during the long summer holidays from the time I was 13 was to sail my 12ft dinghy from Barry over to Weston Super Mare for a few days, then either sail home again or go home on the paddle steamer for a few days, then back by paddle steamer , another few days in Weston, then sail home. I think my mother gave birth to kittens on numerous occasions in those days, but she had the good sense to let me give rein to my spirit of adventure and never stopped me. I think I was influenced by Swallows and Amazons. Bet it would be different these days!

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ The Site
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I agree completely Martin, I don't think I'm alone when I say that I'm struggling to get going on my next project at the moment, but that's through illness, but perhaps a few inspirational builds would stimulate the many, including myself, and produce some really memorable models.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Hull Model Boat Club
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    l googled Hull Model Boat Club and had the impression that they are a very active club, sailing Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is a phone number and an email address, so you should have no problems making contact.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well done on your promotion to Captain. redpmg. Well deserved for all your work and enthusiasm.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    The whole thing is most unusual. I've never known a day like it, only four of us have posted anything today and a lot of yesterday, I really find it hard to believe that nobody else has wanted to say anything. As for Doug not posting for nine days, them he must be on holiday or I trust not, ill. Let's hope things get back to normal soon.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thank you Colin, I received that but the only other is my own post. Surely there are other people posting.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Notifications
    8 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    The pictures of P.S Glasgow in previous post are nothing to do with me.

    Nerys
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    πŸ“ Notifications
    8 days ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    I haven't received any notifications since yesterday morning, what's gone wrong. Is it the same with everyone?

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