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Maiden voyage
« Reply #75 on: October 07, 2012, 09:40:04 AM »

As anticipated and hoped Saturday came with no rain, so the planned maiden voyage took place.

I loaded Maggie and the puppy in the car and Mrs RJR and our youngest came along too



We met my dad (Duckie on here) at the Lake with his camera. he also provided the champaign for the launch !



Having established she wasn't about to sink to the bottom I cautiously cast off.



With a gentle motor hum from deep in the hull Maggie came to life and began to power herself away from the landing stage



Then with an increase of power she was off to join the ducks and geese across the lake



Handling was excellent thanks to the Becker rudder and she could muster a good turn of speed



Mrs RJR taking the helm, I would have brushed my hair if I had known I was going to be in the pictures



Although the lakes cafe proved more of an attraction for my two ladies



While testing her out we had a minor hiccup, after about 10 minutes she came to a halt about 15' from the landing stage and wouldn't respond. Initial thoughts were a loose universal to motor shaft connection as we could hear motor noise. Duckie gallantly rowed out in the clubs rescue boat and towed Maggie back in. Turns out my engineering was not called into question.. The prop had dragged some polythene bag into the kortz nozzle and left her with no propulsion. After untangling the obstruction she was back in the water and running fine again.







To all that have followed this thread Thankyou. To Duckie who bought me the kit as a wedding anniversary present THANK YOU. Maggie is not complete, she still has several details to add but she is now a working part of my little fleet. A video will follow very shortly with more updates of the detailing will follow in the coming weeks

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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2012, 09:47:20 AM »

As promised a Video of Maggies Maiden Voyage

http://youtu.be/su8W9XmDOxU?hd=1
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2012, 09:57:48 AM »

She does sit well and look good on the water.

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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2012, 12:04:34 PM »


Smashing job Mr T.   What a pleasant video.  Boating at it's best.      :-))


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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #79 on: October 07, 2012, 02:40:20 PM »

At the risk of boring, a few pictures of yesterday from my camera. The last batch were taken by Duckie









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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #80 on: October 07, 2012, 09:40:15 PM »

I spotted the little botte at the launch - nice touch  :-))
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2012, 10:13:08 PM »

looks really good on the water  :-))
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #82 on: October 07, 2012, 10:44:24 PM »

Noooooooooooo ................

Sorry - I spotted your little bottle - not your little botte :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Phew - just closing the closet door again - close call there

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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #83 on: October 08, 2012, 03:08:39 AM »

that came out great man
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« Reply #84 on: October 08, 2012, 09:56:27 PM »



Congrats  :-)). Wonderful job. Wish the shipping wasn't so high, I'd love to have one of those here.

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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2012, 05:08:29 PM »

Not posted for a while, life has taken over from modelling but that happens sometimes. I did sail Maggie a couple of weeks ago and thought you might like to see a shot of her docked.





I need to get a bit of motivation and get cracking on adding some more of the details, like the nets !


Question... Nearly every model of Maggie I have seen has the nets draped over the power block. Given her condition of trawl doors rigged and hanging out what would be an appropriate way of modelling the nets.


Stored on the drums
One on the drum one being wound on the drum via the power block from the net pool


Thoughts?
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Nets
« Reply #86 on: November 19, 2012, 09:27:39 PM »






The previous Maggie M post have been retrospective, from now on they are current.
Last week I took Maggie to the Etherow Model Boat Club meeting, it was the annual building competition  and I thought I'd enter her for a bit of fun. I don't think she will win anything, having seen the standard, but you never know.


I had hoped that I would get an evening to do some detailing before the judging, but it didn't happen. I did however get a couple of hours over the weekend. As the picture above shows Maggie now has nets !!








The string of buoys in the first picture are retaining chains from the bottom of vertical blinds, clips trimmed and painted yellow and orange.





I also added fixed and flexible piping to the Powerblock







Some of the rigging on the mast and boom








Its a shame these bits weren't done before judging but that's what happens when li
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« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2012, 11:26:43 PM »

Very nice.  :-)) 
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2012, 12:02:19 PM »

Like the net buoys look just big enough without being over the top, same as the weathering, just enough without covering the excellent build.
As you say shame you couldn't get some more detailing before the judging, but family should always come first hey!.
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« Reply #89 on: November 20, 2012, 04:32:51 PM »

she is looking great mate and of course theres always next comp  :-))
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #90 on: November 20, 2012, 05:04:35 PM »

Its a shame these bits weren't done before judging but that's what happens when li

Yes, I do see you are short on time :)


Nice work - I'm all in favour of weathering models, otherwise they just look to me like, well, models.

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« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2012, 11:22:07 AM »

RJR won 2 x 3rd prizes at the club awards night, 1 for his Semi scratch built day fishing boat and 1 for this Maggie M build, not bad for his first year in boat building I would say, there again I'm biased.
He has yet to post his bits he didn't get round to doing before the judging, which could have made a differance hey, your slipping John!.

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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #92 on: January 06, 2013, 08:28:32 PM »

Hi RGR
Love your build, just about to start Maggie May. Looked at your paintwork, could you advise what paint you used and what colours, Slipway way state Humbrol but don't give any colour numbers, once again a great build
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #93 on: January 09, 2013, 04:45:24 AM »

A first class build RJR & very thrusting to let the boss sail her, you must be planning something subversive but I won't ask, whats next on the agenda. Keep us posted & thanks again for sharing, Mick B.
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« Reply #94 on: January 09, 2013, 02:02:52 PM »

Will you take on another fishing vessel? I have enjoyed following this one.
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« Reply #95 on: January 25, 2013, 02:29:59 AM »

great build
we stored our spare nets  in the net rack ( under cover ) so they don't wash over board in bad weather
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #96 on: February 20, 2015, 09:22:21 AM »

I know this is quite an old post but I'm finding it very useful as I embark on my Maggie M build. I'm a complete novice in this area never having built a boat before. The thing that is bugging me right now is how best to make provision for access into the hull of the completed model so that the battery can be taken in/out, the control gear can be adjusted and the ballasting can be set up whilst at the same time making all of the decking and superstructure securable when sailing.

I wonder if anyone can provide advice and/ or photos of how it's done?

Any contributions would be most welcome.
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2015, 07:26:20 PM »

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you ROTR I cut an extra hatch in the foredeck in front of the wheelhouse it has the forward hatch built onto the additional hatch


http://rjrmodels.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/maggie-m-deck.html


The build log is documented on a blog


http://rjrmodels.blogspot.co.uk/p/maggie-m-build-log.html




If you have any other question drop me an email johntealon30@yahoo.com
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