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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #200 on: August 06, 2017, 01:31:54 PM »

Finally made the water. A few teething troubles as expected. All my own fault, first I left the hatch at home! Next the motor battery failed to hold its charge (charged on Tuesday night). Sailing with out the hatch, afraid to go out to far, after a gust heeled her well over(chicken). The mizzen top sail taken off as the halyard knot came undone. Not so noticeable from the picture she is down at the head. A fellow club member loaned me a battery, it was a lot heavier than mine. May have to remove lead from the forward hatch. (new battery)  Better to be higher than lower at the bow. More of a problem, I snapped off a deadeye from a chain plate, Silver soldered, can't soft solder on silver, don't fancy getting it red hot. problem!!
The rudder controlled her well & no water entered, so showing promise.
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #201 on: August 07, 2017, 09:33:35 AM »

She looks great on the water, a few teething problems are all part of the modelling experience :} think of it as full size shake down runs. 8)

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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #202 on: August 07, 2017, 04:59:01 PM »

Thanks Brian, as I said all my own fault. It went better than I could wish for.
Sent for a new battery, I should have known better expecting a 40 year old battery to hold a charge. Removed lead from the bow, as the new battery is the same as the one I was loaned. Tied the mizzen top sail back on put super glue on the knot. Repaired the deadeye, made a new chain plate only 3/4" long. Lapped & epoxy onto the original, double thickness but can't  be seen. 
Made & fitted the life bouys  with brackets, stuck to carpet tape so the spray doesn't blow them away.
Cat heads, anchors & chains fitted, a bit difficult to photograph. Put Derek will agree my pictures have improved from the Duke of Devonshire post.   
Looking forward to the next sail now.
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #203 on: August 08, 2017, 12:39:01 AM »

All just minor commissioning issues  O0 .........RGY back in the August the 4th, we see the ship being loaded with sacks and neatly placed into her hold and up to deck level

Don't quite understand  :o what type product would be loaded as such.....the size of the sacks/bags would suggest a semi finished product, however not Flour nor Cement/Clinker due to moisture, too small for unground grain? and too small for Coal ? and not the right shape/size for Potato sacks?

We also see that cranky cranked  funnel  {-)

Looking forward to her next sailing

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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #204 on: August 08, 2017, 04:51:08 PM »

Derek your guess is as good as mine. If I could recognise the port that might help, but loading or unloading? A port with a crane, in a wide estuary.  In my original copy lettering can be seen on the sacks, but unreadable. Teignmouth still imports animal feed & exports clay, both possibilities. Cement was brought to Bridgwater by ship, as the cement works just 20 miles across the Bristol Channel. Over 200 miles on land, rail (mostly) or road (never then), but always now. It was in hessian sacks weighing 2C.W.T. men where men. Now I don't know the weight but they can be lifted by one hand.   
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #205 on: August 11, 2017, 12:10:39 PM »

Fitted the Armstrong patent windlass drive. Made a bucket, turned from 1/2" very old water pipe, not possible with modern paper thin copper pipe. 
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #206 on: September 01, 2017, 03:48:56 PM »

Made a 40gal drum, placed on deck, as in unloading photo.
Also made 2 fairleads for the bow rail.  Cut from an old guard from a skill saw. Cut and file the shape, still on the block. Drill the holes, then hold in the vice with the jaws just below the shape required. Rest the hacksaw on the jaws & cut along, job done. Remembering to make a left & right.
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #207 on: September 06, 2017, 11:01:20 AM »

One member of the crew is on board, a sleep on the cabin top. The rest will be back from the pub later.
 Properly after I come back from a visit to Chatham historic dockyard.
 P.S. The cat is just a lump of filler.
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #208 on: September 08, 2017, 01:54:50 PM »

In the light of experience sailing Irene an alteration. I have removed the hanks from the jibs as it made it difficult to remove them, when the wind demanded it. I have now fitted hooks to the head, clew & tack. Just one hank around the stay where the head, halyard & down haul meet, keeping the sail tight to the stay.
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Re: The Art of Models Irene
« Reply #209 on: September 15, 2017, 03:57:26 PM »

I have found the crew in Chatham, they where in a pound shop. Yes 1 for 12. I don't like spending money but even I couldn't resist a bargain like that. Unfortunately they had signed on to the army.  But after major surgery I think I can rescue two.  The rest will be cut down to fit on my paddle steamer, as passengers, some will have to ware dresses.     
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