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mckenzig

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Kingfisher, the puffer
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:41:17 AM »

Sometime last year I saved a set of drawings off the net, for a puffer called "Kingfisher" Being a bit stupid I did not put a referance to tell me the web site and now I am quite lost.
Does anyone know of these drawings, where I got them or perhaps someone has built it, but any info would be useful
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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 08:18:33 AM »

Try this link

www.rcgroups.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4384809

its a pdf file of what your looking for

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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 08:31:51 AM »

That ain't no Puffer  :} :} :}


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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 08:42:28 AM »

The clue is in the name ...it is a fishing boat {-)
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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 12:33:18 PM »

I thought it was a cargo carrier rather than a fishing boat as where are the provision for nets or even long lines, but it does have a crane. Thanks for the source of the drawing. Has anyone built it?
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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 01:22:08 PM »

A net and winch are clearly shown on the plan. ( look for word "profile" , net is to the left). This would be typical of many Scottish and European small North Sea fishing boats. Clinker built and usually, but not always, varnished. Would be a nice little model. Scope for deck details, boxes of fish etc.
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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 09:47:28 AM »

I enlarged it from 12.9% which was what I saved it, to 75% which has made it around 830mm. it is jus tabout the same as Ulises
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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 11:46:03 PM »

I have found that the description of this boat is "Jersey coast Dragger"
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Re: Kingfisher, the puffer
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 02:18:49 AM »

Thesedredgers vary from 50 to 100 feet in length. No two are alike as it is the custom for individual owners to obtain an old hull and rebuild to suit their particular needs. The Kingfisher is used primarily for scallop fishing. These boats travel about 8 to 12 miles off the Jersey shore to drag for scallops on the ocean bottom, The skid (or trawl board) is pulled along ahead of the net to stir up the bottom. The net catches whatever is stirred up, then is raised to the deck where the scallops are sorted.
[/size] Generally this operation is conducted at a fair speed. Should the net or skid hang up on a wreck or rock, the boat is in danger of being capsized since the drag is carried from its boom tip. Back in the mid‑'50s one Jersey Coast dragger had the unpleasant experience of hooking the biggest catch of all... the submarine Nautilus running submerged! There were some frantic moments aboard the dragger while the crew cut themselves loose to prevent being capsized and towed under. The atom powered Nautilus had but a few paint scratches when it arrived in New London, Connecticut with some of the dragger's gear still caught on the "sail."
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