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Ballast

Member Stats
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Member No. 2969
Registered 22nd Jul 2014
Last Online 18th Nov 2017
City Burnham-on-Sea
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 54
Photos Posted 87
Likes Received 97
Likes Given 12
120 Total Posts
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Exuberent DH 142
Type: Working Vessel
Captain
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
166 points away from Admiral!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 50
Forum Post 2 108
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 33
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 100
Blog Response 3 90
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 12
Received Likes 2 194
634 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Fish boxes by Ballast Captain   Posted: 5 hours ago
Your thoughts are much appreciated mate. Although it was 34 years ago it still hurts and you have helped keep the boat and the Skippers memory alive. Thanks mate.😉

Fish boxes by Ballast Captain   Posted: 6 hours ago
Thanks so much Graham. I am really touched by that and I know if he was alive so would "Skipper" Paul. Absolutely brilliant. Cheers mate. Actually, apart from a few pot buoy's, that's about all that was found of the boat ! Uncanny!!!

Back in the hot tub! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi GrahamP74. Sorry but I have just seen your pics of the boat in the hot tub. I hope you don't mind if I make an observation but I think she rides a little high in the water at the stern ! Cygnus always advise that the lowest part of the transom should be about 25/26cms below the water at the lowest point which in 1/12 scale terms is 2.5cms. How much ballast have you got in her and where? I have attached a photo of mine for your info also one of the real deal to demonstrate what I mean. I have a 4lb divers belt weight in mine in the stern over where the prop shaft exits the hull and two six volt batteries amidships which weigh 4lbs each = total ballast 12lbs. You look to have the same amount of deck clutter so that is about what I would be putting in yours. As I say, it's just an observation but if you have a look at any Cygnus boat in any harbour that seems be the rule of thumb. Hope you don't mind me picking up on this. Alan. Ps the bow looks just a tad high above the waterline as well.

Exuberent DH142 GM32 by Ballast Captain   Posted: 20 days ago
32 foot Crabber "Exuberent" was built in 1981 and operated out of Dartmouth in Devon, she also spent the winter seasons working out of Weymouth in Dorset. She was returning to Devon from the Dorset coast when she was lost with her skipper. Her name, "Exuberent" is not a spelling mistake, it was spelt this way as there was already a boat of that name registered and it had to be differenced to be included in the Lloyds Register. This model is a tribute to her and her skippers untimely loss.

Memorial by Ballast Captain   Posted: 20 days ago
Paul John Goddard lost at sea in Exuberent DH142 March 23rd 1983.

Mizzen/Steadying Sail by Ballast Captain   Posted: 23 days ago
Mizzen/Steadying Sail in place but needs tweaking ! It will only be used for display purposes as it was only used when hauling pots to keep the boat into wind, not as an underway aid ! I dread to think what effect it would have on the model underway on our lake !!! 😱

Pond Trials!!! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
She Floats !!! And on her marks !!! Albeit a slight list to the Port side which is due to her open working starboard side and is a characteristic of the real deal. To say I am chuffed is an understatement after first starting the build 36 years ago !!!

Painted steelwork by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Trouble is I can't get in to ageing and distressing things. The real boat never had this sparkle when it was launched. I used to run my own car valeting business so I am a stickler for everything being A1 so its alien to me to make things look dirty or used I suppose !!! I'll have to live with it !!! 😊

Painted steelwork by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
It's not Grahams !!! It's mine, Alan's !!! It's not distressed enough for one of Grahams !!!😊😆

Painted steelwork by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
It won't be long now Graham !!!

Painted steelwork by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Steel (Brass) all painted now in matt black will follow up with Satin Cote so not to have too glossy finish !

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Ken ! At first I was really nervous but as I did loads of dummy runs I got more confident but I made some mistakes !!!

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Ken I already did and I watched the video's time and time again before I attempted what you see above !!! It's alright Marky ! Mine has a new rubber flex and has been overhauled by an electrician, thanks for your concern!!! I found I was really comfortable with it and my confidence grew with every solder !

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Just thought I'd show you a picture of a soldering iron like the one I used ! Honest !!!

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for your feedback and compliments gents. I seem to have had a bit of luck not being daunted by the trepidation that soldering brings !!! My Uncle builds dolls houses and has just given me an order for some brass bedsteads !!! He didn't mention if it would entail a coin of the realm being passed across my palm but the fact he wants me to make some is praise and enough reward for me !!! 😊😉

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Guys As promised I am posting a few pics of my soldering apprenticeship !!!

"Steel" knitted up!!! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Steel work all knitted together ready for paint !!! Glad that is over !!!

"Steelwork" fabricated ! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
THANKS MATE !

"Steelwork" fabricated ! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
'A' Frame fabricated and offered up for fixing to gunwales and for'ard rails and then a coat of paint !!! Shame to have to paint all that lovely brass !!!

Deck Clutter by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Bait Table, Crab Box, Knives and Sharpening steel, pot frame, baskets and bait tray.

The build so far !!! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Starboard side railings and shooting bar in place along with hydroslave pot hauler and for'ard Morse controls plus crew all kitted out , even with a mug of tea !!! Onward !!!

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Ballast Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
When I worked on the real boat of which my model is a replica! None of our crew were built like Canabus' !!! If they had have been we wouldn't have had to earn a living fishing !!!😤😤😤

Crew ready! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Graham. Who are the crew (what characters)? Looking good the oilskins !!! I see you've used the textured ones ! I used smooth. Well done with the ageing etc !!!

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Ballast Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Aye aye Cap'n !!!

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Ballast Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Slowly but surely Graham, I am getting there !!! It's the detail that takes the time and being 1/12 scale there is a lot of it !!! I was hoping for a spring launch but it looks like late summer now !!! :(

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Ballast Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the plug Graham !!!😊

It's the detail that takes the time !!! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
Things are moving on although a late summer launch looks on the cards as I missed the intended spring launch but I am as happy as a pig in ......... !!!😊😊😊

Soldering practice ahead of making railings ! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
I used an old soldering iron like the one pictured and old solder purchased from an elderly member of our club and I found it so easy to use !!!😉

Looking for a particular person by Ballast Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
Nearly !!!

Looking for a particular person by Ballast Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
That's it ! Promotion !!!