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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuilding thames barge Cambria
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Tomarack,
    The Thames Barge hull that was the base of my larger build was started and given to me by Richard Chesney.
    Richard has been extremely helpful with the two Thames Barges I have built and renovated.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuilding thames barge Cambria
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Alessandro
    In real life these barges had flat bottoms so they could sail up some of the UK river estuaries.
    The ballast keel in the model replaces the cargo weight carried.
    Sometimes these models are not always accurate, and have been told that the sails should be closer to the deck.
    Will be making another set of sails this winter for sailing in April.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuilding thames barge Cambria
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
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    With a Barge that size it is advisable to have some main sail control in case of wind gusts so you can haul in the sail.
    The arm winches and sheeting lines are easy to install.
    I have two Thames Barges, one 48" with a bowsprit, and the other is 64" with only fore sails.

    ๐Ÿ“ Pcf Swift boat
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
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    Luck to have a garage as a workshop.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuilding thames barge Cambria
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
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    I built a similar Barge last year 63" long and it sailed really well.
    I add two lever arm winches to control the main sail and Vangs.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
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    Try using a piece of plastic pipe, sealed at one end.
    Fill with household Ammonia.
    Drop your planking in and leave to soak.
    Take the planking out and bend to the shape and secure until to dry and it should remain in the shape profile.
    You will need to experiment depending on the plank thickness but a good rule is about 30 minutes soaking, although longer will not cause any damage to the planking.
    Easier than steaming.
    Hope this helps



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