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    Thames Barge Celia Jane
    Build from the drawings of David Metcalf. It is almost finished and I'm looking forward to get here sailing. Main sail, forsail, leeboards and rudder are controlled. A motor is as well on board.
    Finkenwerder Fischewer
    My first boat build from a drawing. It is a nice sail, but somehow the hull is leaking.
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    My first steam engine vessel. The engine, a Cheddar Puffin steam engine, is real easy to handle.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge Celia Jane
    4 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Very nice building. πŸ‘
    To bad we can't sail together as that we're located to far from each other.
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    πŸ“ Graupner 337 Fire Monitors Wanted
    7 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    HI, you should look for "LΓΆschmonitor" by Robbe or Krick; scale 1:25. These are available on ebay.
    They are sold by steve@modelboatbits.com from UK.
    Willem
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    πŸ“ dutch sailing barge
    7 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Ted
    It feels good that I could help you.
    Hope that the plans give what they promise.
    Willem
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    πŸ“ dutch sailing barge
    7 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi

    pushed the wrong button πŸ˜”
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    7 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Ted,

    have a look at this site : https://www.modelbouwtekeningen.nl/schepen/zeilschepen/
    It is in Dutch, but they have some nice plans for sale.

    Willem
    https://www.modelbouwtekeningen.nl/schepen/zeilschepen/
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    πŸ“ Billings Dragen...has anyone built this kit and done an RC conversion?
    8 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi,
    years ago I build the Aeronaut Pinguin, only 62 cm, my first sailing boat. She also had a cockpit, that I sealed completely, so no problems with water.
    The servo for the rudder was in the rear and couldn't be reached anymore after completing the deck. The batteries were located in the bulb of the keel. Receiver and sail servo could be reached through the canopy. She was real fun to sail. Unfortunally I had no pictures made and after 20 years she was scrapped. Good luck with your project. It is always fun to have a small boat that you can take with you without effort and sail wherever you like.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge Celia Jane
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, please apologize my englisch that makes it difficult to understand.
    There are 4 RC winches aboard that control circular ropes.
    One for the mainsail, one for the foresail and one for each leeboard.
    Together with the each leeboard, the corresponding running backstay is loosened.
    The foresail is attached to the fore horse and can be handled as you described how a crew member will do.
    I found the facebook group, this gives me a lot of inf, thanks.
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    πŸ“ Graupner Jules Verne
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Looks like this shop in France has some boxes left
    https://www.e-modelisme.com/2097-jules-verne-bateau-graupner...
    https://www.e-modelisme.com/2097-jules-verne-bateau-graupner-pr-1660.html?language=en&manufacturers_id=17
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    πŸ“ Billings Smit Nederland
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, I found some pictures of the original Smit Nederland.
    Have a look at https://www.binnenvaart.eu/motorsleepboot/16797-smit-nederla...
    Hope this helps.
    https://www.binnenvaart.eu/motorsleepboot/16797-smit-nederland.html
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge Celia Jane
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes I'm also anxious to see her on the water.
    The leeboards have lead sheet inside, their weight will pull them down and are lifted by winch. Together with the leeboard going down, the stay that goes from the mast to the middle of the ship is loosening. This helps to let the main sail more swing out.
    The foresail is separately controlled, so she can help to get the bow through the wind when tacking.
    I have a question about fastening the forestay lead. The plan shows that it is attached to the Samson Post on the bow, but this post collides with the anchor chain. After studying lots of photos on the web, I still have no clue how this is done. Also many photos show no Samson Post at all.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finkenwerder Fischewer
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    You're right, she has no keel; but I managed to reach all corners of the pond. This was good enough for me. I had to use fore sail and main sail as well as the leeboards to keep here on course or turn through the wind, quite a challenge. Capsizing has never been a real problem, ease of the sheets did the trick.
    As soon as my Celia Jane goes on the water, also without a keel, I'll see how she is doing. The test in the bathtub showed she can handle enough inclination, after I put some lead in the hull.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thames Barge Celia Jane
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for your comments; that's why I joined this forum to learn. The ship is ca. 120 cm. As on the plan, I put the prop shaft through the stern post.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finkenwerder Fischewer
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Actually it's German. Finkenwerder is a small town near Hamburg.
    The Ewer was used to go fishing on the North Sea.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finkenwerder Fischewer
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes, it was sailing quite well; no prop.
    I build the hull from stripes of wood and it is now leaking at the stern.
    The mechanical components have been removed for use in my new boats, so it will not sail anymore.
    I'm now concentrating on the Celia Jane and the Steamer.
    Thanks for your comments.
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    πŸ“ Thames Barge Celia Jane
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    Build from the drawings of David Metcalf. It is almost finished and I'm looking forward to get here sailing.
    Main sail, forsail, leeboards and rudder are controlled. A motor is as well on board.
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    πŸ“ Finkenwerder Fischewer
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    My first boat build from a drawing. It is a nice sail, but somehow the hull is leaking.
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    πŸ“ Steamer
    9 months ago by Willem ( Master Seaman)
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    My first steam engine vessel. The engine, a Cheddar Puffin steam engine, is real easy to handle.
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