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Billings trawler, which one?
« on: January 21, 2009, 11:26:54 AM »

Hi all, looking for the kit experts! 
I have a part built Billings kit of a trawler, there are no plans.  Measurements 32 inches loa x 8 inches beam.
Photo shows it as it is, I have fittings motor etc, I think it is at least 20 years old but not able to find picture on Internet to identify her.
Would appreciate help identifying her and if plans are available may try and finish her.
regards to all, Roy
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 11:39:24 AM »

Looks like the Norkap, to me ,,i am doing one identical ,plank on frame ,.smashing job when finished ,chap at our boat club has on ,sails great ,.best o luck ,,keep it going ,its worth it ,.
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 05:41:19 PM »

Not the Nordkap - Nordkap only has one opening - all the superstructure is at the stern.

Barrie
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 07:20:45 PM »

Billings site here: http://www.billingboats.com/476.htm

Norcap has stern accommodation plus the fish hold fwd.

Bob
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 08:06:55 PM »

Looks like the Progress  to me %)
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 08:10:43 PM »

I don't have a clue with just the hull so posted pics of Billings.

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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 09:58:29 PM »

I'm fairly certain it's not the Nordkap. I recently built one, and it did not look like the photos shown. Below is a shot of mine under construction, and it can be seen that the deck is quite different from the one in the photo.

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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 10:26:01 PM »

i think billing did one some years ago called "Nordencutter" which was about that size it was a larger version of the smaller 22" crabbencutter,
it was discontinued years ago though, mores the pity. :(( {:-{
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 11:59:12 PM »

Its definately not the Nordkap,I`ve built two of them....As Peter says the deck is totally different  O0
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 08:54:19 PM »

Hi!
I think it's the "Mary Ann". Haven't checked if they still produce it. There was another fishing vessel as well with the same hull, Cux something. I think.  :embarrassed:
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brianc

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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 01:59:54 AM »

Hi!
I think it's the "Mary Ann". Haven't checked if they still produce it. There was another fishing vessel as well with the same hull, Cux something. I think.  :embarrassed:
Hama

Nah mate,this is a lot bigger than the Mary anne,the other one is the CUX 87 also smaller ok2
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 09:12:04 AM »

Yes, your right, this one is a lot bigger wich I could have noticed IF I had taken the time to read the original post a bit closer! Sorry!  {:-{
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 11:25:18 AM »

Hi all, and Big Bri, I think it might be 'Progress' but not sure, I was thinking if I knew for certain I could try and purchase the plans.
regards and thanks for the input.  But if anyone knows for certain that would be a help.
Roy
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 12:05:29 PM »

Hi all....sorry  >>:-( Peter for the surname  mis-spelling in a previous post.....http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14995.msg145521#msg145521

Is this not another Proxxon Junior table saw? shown here?.......Derek
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 09:42:40 PM »

Derek it's a Proxxon KS230, I'm not sure if it's referred to as a "Junior".

Proxxon Australia website here http://www.proxxon.com.au/

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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2009, 10:11:22 PM »

Hi all, and Big Bri, I think it might be 'Progress' but not sure, I was thinking if I knew for certain I could try and purchase the plans.
regards and thanks for the input.  But if anyone knows for certain that would be a help.
Roy
I`ve got hundreds of plans up in the loft mate,a fair number of billing boats amongst them,I`ll look through them at the weekend,I may have what your looking for.....you never know :-))
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009, 11:49:54 AM »

Hi Big Bri, what a kind thought! thanks, I too have many plans, if I can oblige anyone I will,
regards Roy
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009, 11:45:46 PM »

Sorry Roy but the only large billing trawler plan I have is the Nordkap,the others were of the MaryAnne and Krabbencutter,sorry mate {:-{ {:-{
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 11:50:51 PM »

Hi Big Bri, thanks for looking, most appreciated.
regards Roy
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 10:40:27 PM »

Roy, sure looks like the 'Progress'. I enclose a photo of mine. Its about 20 plus years old. I can take more detailed photo's if you want.
Kim
Pitt Meadows B.C.
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2009, 11:29:56 AM »

Hi Canute, I am beginning to wonder if my hull is of Progress as the deck cut outs do seem different from the picture of your model.
Very nice by the way.

Can you look at my original picture and tell me what you think?
regards Roy
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2009, 12:04:39 PM »

Hi, I might be able to help a little.

Billing Boats have over the years showed different details and versions of their boats, and even the meassures is mentioned a little different, so an excact meassuring in centimeters might help.

Of the larger trawlers Billings have also used different names for the same boats, but basicly they only made two.

Progress, Flevo and Trawler was the names used for more or less the same boat, and this should be 81cm long and 20 or 21 cm wide (I have catalogues giving both widths).

I have a very old picture of the Trawler, that looks different from the Progress, but still have the same name visible on the name plate on the super structure, so they changed the look too.

Nordkap is the other larger one, and is in an old catalogue stated to be 81.5 long and 19.5 (sometimes only 19) cm wide, - meaning slimmer than the others.

Regards
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Re: Billings trawler, which one?
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2009, 04:41:58 PM »

Roy, from what I can remember the basic hull lines look identical, but you are right, the deck is different. I remember buying this kit at quite a discount because the kit was missing some pieces. I did not buy the fittings kit so most of the upper deck bits and pieces were picked up separately or from the scrap box. Cheaper that way. The plans are long gone but if you need any measurements or close up photos just let me know. It was my first of three Billings models I have built. Lots of fun. You have done a great job on the hull and are we looking at having it in the water this summer?
Kim
Pitt Meadows B.C.
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