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geoff8546

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Thames sailing barge
« on: October 01, 2011, 02:49:06 PM »

Wanted Thames sailing barge....anything considered


Moved to here because of the interest in this type of vessel



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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 06:07:45 PM »

still llooking...anything considered
regards
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Watchleader

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 07:24:47 PM »

Hi geoff8546,
Are you looking for ready built or do you want a build project?
I have new hull and plan set for "Lady Daphne". hull length 45" overall length 65", as well as finished model.
See build blog in Yacht and Sail - "Getting to grips with Lady Daphne"  :-))
I bought the second hull and plan set with the intention of building a another but space is not available now.
Regards
John
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 07:23:21 PM »

Thank you for your reply
Regretably I am looking for one ready made or near complete
regards
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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 11:27:14 AM »

Hi Geoff, My mate has perhaps the ideal project for you. Built from plans from magazine, looks like about 36". Sitting unused/unloved in dry garage, no sails. I`ll get him to send you a picture ASAP. Regards Duncan
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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 02:13:47 PM »

Here we are Geoff, Sandy me mate, has sent me pictures attached. If interested PM me and I`ll give you his email and you can sort it out yourselves. The model is 51" Celia Jane , it has the build article but no sails included. Best of luck.
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011, 08:40:16 AM »

pm sent
Thank you for your email
would you please advise price
regards
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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2011, 09:51:41 AM »

I`ll send you Sandy`s email address by PM. No idea what he wants for it. {:-{
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2011, 09:20:52 PM »

Thames sailing barge now sourced
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE ASSISTANCE
REGARDS
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 11:38:38 AM »

Would the moderator please delete this item
many thanks
regards
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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 12:03:06 PM »

Why Geoff ?  We want to see it finished and maybe some build  in progress pics.
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 09:19:57 AM »

I just wabted to clear the wanted pages to make room for others....will post progress photos soon
regards
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 09:28:39 AM »

starting touch up of the paint on the hull 

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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 09:30:49 AM »

Firsat day on the water

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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 09:34:30 AM »

With thanks to Kim Holland and his wife (AMBO members at the warwick model boat show show)
the first set of sails produced.
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2012, 09:38:20 AM »

photo missed from last posting

 
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2012, 09:42:45 AM »

first day under sail ....light winds (no keel yet fitted)





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wullie/mk2

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 03:04:11 PM »

From Nov,to now, and you,ve got it looking like this, WoW, :-)) :-))
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LarryW

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2012, 04:00:18 PM »

hi geoff,   
         Nice refurb must get back to my build ,   sails are my stumbling block ,
            yours look great , who made them?  LARRY..... :-))



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triumphjon

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2012, 05:01:46 PM »

larry , why not make your own ? my fishing smack has a suit of sails made from white cotton bought from fabric land ( branches in most towns )  kindly hemed by my gf !
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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 05:13:43 PM »

Larry - why not make your own?!

My suggested ideal is to make, test and prove a nice set of sails out of something meltable - like umbrella Nylon (there is a LOT of sail material being thrown away this week)  cutting with a hot soldering iron both cuts and seals the edge perfectly (I also lay little reinforcing corners in the corners and they get cut out and welded into place in the same process)  Make holes with same iron.

THEN bring out the sea island cotton and make a beautiful set (or encourage a sewing expert to do so).  I have about 10 sheets of draughting linen with the size washed out - brilliant, but I am still using up old polycotton shirts, etc.  You can still hot-cut poly cotton up to about 50% cotton as long as you de-hair the cotton strands which stick out of the seam - the polyester melts and seals the cut perfectly.
andrew 
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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 09:05:24 PM »

With thanks to members of AMBO for further advice.
missing leeboard replaced
wieghted keel added
rudder extended.
propeller changed for 45mmm four blade prop
motor chaged to 12v heater motor
two 6v 12amp battery compartment added
carring/lifting handle added
started work on bowspit.







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geoff8546

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 09:11:14 PM »

Sails made from polycotton, availble almost any good haberdashers....or see modelling timbers website
recommended wedbsites.....search for  mastman   and modelling timbers
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LarryW

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2012, 10:54:29 AM »

hi all , heres my attempt at making sails . not happy with result .  bad stitching .
 tried soldering methood got in a right mess.    i will try again or finish gun boat .....LARRY..






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triumphjon

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Re: Thames sailing barge
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 05:49:52 PM »

larry those sils dont look bad , when you attach the main to the boom and put a little tension on the sails they will look even better ! with the forcast looking better for this weekend maybe you can get to a lake to test them properly ?
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