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n33h

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falmouth oyster boat
« on: October 22, 2011, 02:22:13 PM »

hello everyone, as the title says, i'm building an oyster dredger, still a few things to be done to get her on the water but she's about 95% complete, my idea of building her was to have a show piece (as authentic as i can get her) but also to sail her                                                                                                           i have no clue what sort of things would be on deck, i have looked at photo's but no real help so if anyone has idea's, photo's or link's would be very much grateful                                                                           regards nick
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 02:44:00 PM »

would be an iea if you posted some shots for us all to look at....may be help would come from that. :-)) :-))
neil.
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 07:53:59 PM »

thats a very good point neil, will take a few pic's and try to upload later, nick
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 10:13:15 PM »

Hiya, Ive been oop north for a couple of weeks,amongst other things visiting the fabulous Blackpool Show, and meeting people I have been e mailing over the years,but never met in the flesh.However,I an based near Falmouth,so after I have seen the photos you are going to post,I will try to get over to take some photos of some of them for you.Be warned though, that few of them are now working boats and will already have been lifted out of the water for the winter,so will be covered up,and also will have had their masts removed.The most famous of all is the "Victory" which is over 110 years old,and was owned by the late Arthur "Toby" West, one of the best sailors around,and one of the best known Soxn of the Falmouth lifeboats,until his retirement. I will do what I can for you.
Cheers,
Mick
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 11:03:52 PM »

Hi

Having had the great pleasure of racing on a Falmouth Working boat during Falmouth regatta week there is only the gear that is needed for controlling the sails on the deck.

The rig that is used for racing is a lot bigger than the one used for dredging so you need to decide if it is to be in racing trim or working trim.

 

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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 09:55:46 AM »

thankyou for all your replys guys, the boat will be in dredge trim so a large gaff sail and 2 smaller jib and foresail, i have made a few modifications for ease of rigging/de-rigging but no major detour from the real thing, some photos of the real thing would be greatly appreciated, regards nick
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 10:43:06 AM »








                          said i'd post some photo's, hope you all enjoy
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n33h

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 10:48:25 AM »

hi rottweiller, if you can get some photo's of the dredge that would be great and also the storage of the oysters on deck, regards nick         i sincerely hope i got things correct with this model
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 12:12:02 PM »

Hi,

Think I've found what you need the link has a video of an oyster boat fishing!

http://www.podfilms.tv/node/36

Enjoy. Film shot off Mylor Harbour.
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 12:51:50 PM »

Found a bit more for you.

I have a copy of 'planaship - Falmouth Working Boat'. (They don't seem to be around now.)

On it is shown sail plan, elevation, plan and lines. there is also a drawing of the oyster dredge see below.





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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 03:49:11 PM »

thankyou longshanks, the dredge picture will certainly help me out, i was'nt sure where to post so thats why it went in 'working boats' section, again many thanks for all the replys guys, nick
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 09:28:30 PM »

this topic is of great interest to me , having recently rescued an older pond model of similar lines , its now sailing as a fishing smack and been converted to radio control , however im unable to veiw any of your posted pictures ?
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 10:24:57 PM »

Hi

Re images postimage.org seem to be down for maintenance
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2011, 09:07:39 AM »

hello again guys, this topic has certainly gained some interest, hopefully you can see the pictures now triumph, i'm getting the bits together to start on the dredge but i'm unsure how big to make it, i'm thinking maybe about the same width as the transom, i now have the gunnels cut out, i will be painting them red or black to go with the cockpit, just waiting on lead ballast now then i can glue the deck down and start to finish her                                                                     i swapped an old trawler hull for this hull with the club chairman (waverley models here in clevedon) plus the sails, i got a cracking deal, all other parts have cost me about 20
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 09:11:54 AM »

can you post a few photos of you fishing smack triumph, be nice to see what it looks like ???                                                                                  i've ordered a few bits which should be with me by wednesday, mast base ring, some scuppers and a few other bits
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triumphjon

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2011, 07:54:40 PM »



phot taken before it had been relaunched , there is another pic of it under the chit chat column titled sailing in pompey harbour !  the boat measures 45 inches l o a ,
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n33h

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2011, 09:01:47 PM »

thanks for sharing triumph, a beautiful looking boat indeed, i love the plank on frame work (have'nt had a go myself) my hull's fibreglass
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triumphjon

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 09:23:22 PM »

its not plank on frame , its bread and butter construction that has been hollowed out inside . not  of my doing as i bought the hull / deck from somebody in selsea . im only responsible for the two deck hatches , a replacement rudder ,  the new mast and sails  and of course installing radio control  ! im told the hull was probably made sometime in the 1920s or 1930s . at present ive not fitted any period fishing equipment to my model .                              with regard to your own dredge gear i shall be repairing some links on a modern dredge in the morning and will try to get some measurements for you , the oyster season starts on the 1st of november , jon
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011, 10:17:35 PM »

a very old hull then, thanks jon, measurements will surely help, nick
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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 03:09:40 AM »

I love the hull lines on this oyster boat.
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2011, 10:37:00 AM »

an update for everyone, i have some fittings for the scuppers coming and also a couple of crew figures, brass madt base ring is installed along with the rudder arm/tiller, will post some more photo's, she needs about 15lb of ballast to get on the waterline, once ballast is in, get deck glued down then the gunnels and hand rails
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LarryW

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2011, 03:04:08 PM »

HI NICK , 
            OYSTER BOAT LOOKING GOOD,
                     say it in raw on club night, is it one of Waverley models hulls ? ......
            as you no i have no luck with sail,  so good luck with build......LARRY...
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2011, 03:23:59 PM »

thanks larry, yes it's one of mike's hull's, i want it to be a show piece aswell as for sailing, also getting a bit tired of powered models all the time
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triumphjon

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2011, 07:47:59 PM »

that sounds like quite alot of ballast , how big is your model ? jon
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2011, 08:07:22 PM »

hi jon, good to hear from you, the hulls 33'' long with a beam of 11'', i'll be making the crew in either 1/12 or 1/16 scale (only about 1 inch difference)
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