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22nd Jan 2014
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Northumbrian

Member Stats
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Member No. 2716
Registered 22nd Jan 2014
Last Online 19th Oct 2017
City Morpeth
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 53
Photos Posted 361
Likes Received 217
Likes Given 251
240 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Q2 WOODHORN
Since: 4th Apr 2015
Harbour
Marblehead
Type: Yacht
Leo 11
Type: Racing Boat
Perkasa
Type: Naval Ship
Fleet Admiral!
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
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 106
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 400
Photos Response 3 96
Video Post 15 150
Video Response 3 75
Build Blog 20 160
Blog Post 5 205
Blog Response 3 93
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 251
Received Likes 2 434
2022 Total Points
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Recent Posts
progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
I like the oven i bet you bake great bread in there 👍

progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
I tested it in the garden pond I am happy to say all the water is still in the pond & none in the barge 😜

rig & sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Dave Cammell Lairds were one of the greatest shipbuilding yards most famous for building the Mauretania I was working on the Fort George at Swan Hunters when they sent me over to Belfast to oversee some work on the Fort Victoria another one of our yards gone like so many what happened we were the best shipbuilders in the world

rig & sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
a few things have been mentioned about my build ie the rig is not as it should be the reason being i lost the index finger on my right hand so to be able to de rig it is easier to use bowsies with me it is a case of suck it & see I have decided to have the sails made by Mastman he does a lot of barge bits I have more or less copied the build from plans for the Celia Jane but me being me i tend to deviate to suit my needs I served my time in shipyards on both the Tyne & Wear i became a shipyard manager in Swan Hunters and the last three frigates built their were what we called as built we worked from schematics not drawings no two ships were the same 🤐

progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Doug the little blighter is hiding in the cabin to the right of the wheel😉 cheers Bob

progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
up to now the leeboards & rollers are finished i am busy with the fiddly deadeyes 🤔 so far i am pleased with the way it is looking

progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Dave yes it can be removed it has a threaded rod going through the fin box and a locating pin on the fin to stop it from moving when in the water cheers Bob

pictures by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
the keel can be removed the only crew on board is the ships cat

progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
the motor has been installed along with a drum winch for the sails i have fitted a 2.4 kg 1 mtr yacht bulb for ballast (i will post more pictures later) most of the deck fittings are in place i have started on the masts the biggest job will be of the sails

progress by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
cabin & hatches made still a lot to do

ribs by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
the ply ribs have arrived i have spaced them out on the keel not a lot being done over the bank holiday

Thames barge by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
the cardboard formers will be forwarded to my mate Kevin who is the proud owner of a new laser cutter while i am waiting i have made two leeboards and the rudder the keel is going to be made next this is going to be a long build to see me through into next year Keep your powder dry 👍

Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Dave W I hope this helps if not let me know & I will take more pictures i was able to put a high deck in because of the size of the hull it might be difficult to do this with the smaller hull take a look on SLEC they do the River Police Launch (last picture)it appears to to be risen at the front to take the motor etc The Vintage Model Boat range are now being produced by SLEC Ltd. All our kits come with all parts cut by CNC router or laser, plus all the necesary strip wood is included, along with building instructions and plan. The River Police Launch has been based on the old Veron Kit from the 1960's that we all loved at that time. The model is not a scale model but embraces the boat design of that era. The kit is now fully laser cut so all parts are pre-cut and most of the parts are now made out of high quality ply, so obtaining a good finish is easier to achieve. The model can be powered by a 7.2 volts standard buggy battery pack or ic power of .5-1.5 cc engines which is not in the kit, also we have not included any running fittings as we feel a lot of modellers will have or would like to choose for themselves, but we can supply these fittings if required.

Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
All done I am just waiting for the next fine day to give it a try out at the lake, My next build is going to be a Thames Barge (last picture) the cardboard templates are cut ready to try then a friend is going to cut them in 6mm laser ply with his laser cutter

VERNON Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
nearly there i think a few tyres around the hull will complete it what a pity the model shop do not sell them 🤔 I will contact SHG they stock a few sizes

VERNON River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
sounds good i built the Huntsman a few years back its a nice build cheers Bob

VERNON River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Mark yes it is mounted at the rear i made the mounting from a piece of aluminium plate angled to suit cheers Bob

VERNON River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I built this from a set of plans that i had sized up it measures 43"x12" & runs on a 1400kv Outrunner Motor / 40A esc / 11.1v 5000mah battery 3 bladed Brass 50mm M4 Prop I was waiting delivery of a new camera so could not record the earlier stages of the build

Orange Mystery by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I buy all my sails from PJ SAILS they are reasonable although the waiting time for sails can be lengthy

Goth update by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Dave these are the latest pictures of Goth next step is to prime ready to paint happy sailing 👍 Bob Painted Hull Graphite grey Deck Monza red

Killingworth by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Killingworth race day bottoms up 😋

Invictus build by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
that is a great test tank 👍

1mtr yacht by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Thanks to everyone who replied i have now been sorted👍

ELENA ROSE by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
all ready to go new paint & varnished added new leather seating windscreen made from a plastic salad bowl 45mm 3 bladed brass prop 850 brushed motor powered by a 11.1 5000 mah lipo O and new cowls from the model shop 👍

ELENA ROSE by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
I picked this up on ebay I am busy stripping it back to wood for a repaint job & new deck fittings

Aerokits Sea Hornet by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi where did you get your figures from they are exactly what i need for my Chris Craft speedboat cheers Bob 🤔

For Sale by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
good luck shipmate

Goth update by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
as you can see by the pictures it is progressing while waiting for the deck to cure before removing from the mould 😊 the deck has been attached & mast booms and No 1 rig just the deck patches to make & fit nearly ready for trials

1 meter yacht GOTH by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
GOTH 1 mtr yacht built under licence from a plan bought from Frank Russel, This is a joint venture with my friend Brian Quinn to spread the cost of the build the plug was made from balsa then the mould was made gel coat & fibreglass the lead bulb was cast in green sand rudder & fin made the next job is to make the deck mould mast & fin box have been installed

Top Sail by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
they are on the boat when you buy it 🤐