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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2007, 09:54:31 AM »

Final rigging.

I see now that the deadeys are too high for scale (about 6-8 feet), but the deadeys are a big improvement on the blocks suppled with the kit. And the original plans show  a screw eye insterted into the handrail. It would work OK but I did not lke the look of that.

The line going throught the deadeys is the braided fishing line again.

A brass rod is used to attach the bottom deadeyes, this will allow them to be unfastened to break down the boat for tranportation.

The surplus line was wrapped around a plastic clothes peg and inrpegnated with CA. The coils then bent nicely over the belay pin made from bamboo toothpicks.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2007, 10:01:50 AM »

Finished, except for some detailing and adding accessories.


Pics
With and without lights.

The lights are two stage. Stage 1 is nav only Stage two is the christmas tree.
They look bright but that is the camera over compensating, the room was actually completely dark. In the pic it looks lighter.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2007, 10:21:52 AM »

Maiden voyage.

She sailed quit well.
Very little wind to judger her really, but when there was a bit of a breeze she flew.

I made some big changes to the sail plan, some suggested I was mad to do this. I added topsails, cut down the jib and added another headsail.
However, the handling was fine.
The no sail zone is less than 80 degrees, she runs well, I even had her wing on wing on wing (main, fore, and jib).
The stern is a little low in the water which helps when the wind is from directly behind.

She has a tendancy to crab when going very slowly, but when going at a higher rate of knots she turns well.

The only adjustment needed was the rudder was not completley in line.

Compared to my Victoria she is bloody heavy, and my arms got tired carrying her to the pond (150m approx).

Now I am waiting for a breeze again for the night sail.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2007, 10:28:42 AM »

more pics of maiden voyage.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2007, 12:18:29 PM »

Tiger

That is absolutely superb.  Well done.

How do the Chinese react to the Union Flag ? :)

Don B.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2007, 12:27:50 PM »

Hello Tiger,
That is a very fine boat, bet you are really pleased with it.
A Maiden Voyage and sailing very well, AND you have photos of the Event !!.
Flying the Flag too, well done !!.
John.  :D  :D  :D  :D
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2007, 03:23:45 PM »

Mark,

She looks lovely under sail under the Union Jack!  Congratulations on the launching.  Depending on the weather, I'll try to make it out tomorrow.

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2007, 03:25:48 PM »

Tiger

That is absolutely superb.  Well done.

How do the Chinese react to the Union Flag ? :)

Don B.

Could be worse... wait until I launch Yamato later this spring with a big rising sun flying off the halyard!   ;D

Chuck
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2007, 04:35:23 PM »

   Yeah Tiger, only the other day you were moaning that your boats never looked as good as others on this site???
    Tell you what!  we will all stop building boats and just admire yours.   Well done Tiger it is a beaut:  big H
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2007, 03:23:00 AM »

Kind words guys, thanks to all of you.

As for the flag, no problem. The Chinese love flags, and they like all things western. As Hermill points out the only flag they would have a real problem with is the 'rising sun'.

In fact one young boy was running along the bridge excitedly shouting 'Ying-guo chuan, Ying-guo chuan.' (British boat, British boat).

And yes I am please with her, I realise that the main difference is in the detailing. A basic model can be greatly improved with a few well place additions.

Now I must decide on my next project, scale sail again.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2007, 09:04:15 AM »

Here you go Tiger!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520465

I'll even assist by starting up a fund & chipping in first 100 quai towards your new purchase! 

Chuck

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2007, 09:41:14 AM »

Great looking boat nice to watch the progress, these building threads are always my first port of call when I log on.
Talking of square riggers I have now completed the masts for my 3rd rater. These are being painted much to the disgust my my wife who thinks that I have covered up all the lovely wood!
I will try to post some photos.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2007, 09:41:30 AM »

Lovely boat TT, a credit to you. Look forward to the next build.
With regards to the reaction to the Union Flag, you could try flying the St Andrews Cross at the mast head and see if there is any reaction to that. (That was/is the house flag of messrs Jardine & Matheson who had a bit of influence in the area mostly not good !!  ::) ::)
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2007, 01:04:17 PM »

Here you go Tiger!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520465

I'll even assist by starting up a fund & chipping in first 100 quai towards your new purchase! 

Chuck



Thanks Chuck. 8)
With the first 100 covered I only need to find another 34,900  ::)
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2007, 01:02:11 AM »

Great pictures of your schooner ! I appreciate a lot. (alas I also realize all the work I still have to do on mine...)
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2007, 08:43:11 AM »

Now she has some crew and some gear.

I guess she is 90% finished (are they ever finished?).

I can get on with my next project now. My first scratch build.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2007, 02:44:22 PM »

Hi TT, congratulations an a nice build and it has been a pleasure to share the experience.
Have you decided on your next boat yet?  Scratch building is great, I was just wondering about possible supply problems of wood(?) whatever, where you are.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2007, 06:57:41 PM »

great to have followed this thread :)

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2007, 02:51:52 AM »

Thanks guys, kind words.

For my next builds.
1/ Shuai Arab Dhow (plan MM2097), if anybody has the Marine Modelling article (Apr/May 1987) for this I would be grateful.

2/ Valerie Anne sprit sail barge (plan MAR 2971). There is no magazine article listed, but if anyone knows of any on-line articles or build logs for this, please let me know.

3/ A French Cutter these plans were given to me by a very kind gent in Australia (thanks John I will reciprocate when I can). The plans are all in French and I think I need to build something else first, to develop some hull building skills that will do the cutter justice.

I will build the hulls for at least two of these projects first, to take advantage of the hot weather here. Best for epoxy. I may also try variants of both plank on frame and bread and butter for the barge in the future.

Timber is an issue Roycv.
I can get balsa here in China and will try 5mm balsa plank and lots of epoxy, I don't know how far I can scale this up for strength.

Other timbers are an issue.
I have a very kind offer of other timbers from one of the members here (thanks S). Which I will use when I need some specialist timbers.

I am trying to find something like a proxxon table saw here in China, but as yet I have been unable to find one. I have a friend who goes back to the US but they are on 110v. So by the time I have bought a step down box (240-110v) I am out of pocket.

But building and modifying the MJW has shown me that it is not rocket science. And I cannot worry about scale modelling. Semi-scale is close enough.


TT
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2007, 05:56:45 AM »

Hi Tiger,

If you need help on the French, just tell me.

(Nice crew ! are they 1/15 ? Where did you find them ?)
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« Reply #70 on: June 11, 2007, 10:34:26 AM »

 :o  Once again Tiger you have outdone yourself, what a beautiful looking boat.     The small points you made about the blocks etc can, and I am sure you will, easily be altered.     Keep up the good work, I know that I will look forward to your next build........   bigH
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2007, 12:34:18 PM »

Just a thought re saws etc. Is it worth looking at E-Bay for Hong Kong suppliers, or don't they deal inland ?

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2007, 01:21:26 PM »



(Nice crew ! are they 1/15 ? Where did you find them ?)

Hi Romain
They are on the painting fugures thread.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3454.0

They are 1/16 WW2 German troops, slightly modified.
Dragon do a range of 1/16 figures and they are not expensive. I bought them in a model shop in Shanghai so I am sure they will be in Beijing.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #73 on: June 11, 2007, 01:24:43 PM »

Just a thought re saws etc. Is it worth looking at E-Bay for Hong Kong suppliers, or don't they deal inland ?

MikeK

thanks for the idea
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2008, 01:24:26 PM »

Well she has been out regularly for about 9 months now and I want to take her out on other waters, instead of just the little pond on the development.

So she needs to be made more portable. I don't have a van, or my own car in China, so I have to use taxis. This necessitates some small modifications.

I endeavor to make her break down quickly and go into a travel case. This travel case will also be useful when I move house in a couple of months.

With these modifications the aim is 100% focused on ease of transportation. I am not very worried about scale appearance, and once she is 10 meters out, it will be hard to tell any difference.

Job one
RE do the shrouds.
They are made of 60 Kg BS Dacron cord, dyed with black shoe cream. In the picture the diagonal cord is one of the old ones. Thsi has been out in rain and summer sun (UV attack) and it has hardleu faded.

The deadeyes are re whipped with the new shroud. This give me the chance to make good my previous erro of too big a gap between deadeyes.
I found locking forceps really helpful here, saved me from sticking my fingers togerther when using liberal amounts of CA (super)glue. Of course in a well ventilated area (ho humm  ::)  )
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