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Thames Coastal Barge
« on: January 11, 2014, 03:43:28 PM »

Hi guys, this is my latest effort,a scratch build of Will Everard.
Hope to take some photo,s of her at the lake tomorrow.
Will post them tomorrow if poss.

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 04:14:18 PM »

Lovely model John.
Does she have a ballast keel or internal ballast?
Looking forward to the pics tomorrow.
Any chance of a video?


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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 05:16:38 PM »

With reference to the ballast if its the later be very very careful.
Lovely model  :-)) .

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 05:36:39 PM »

That's a very good looking model, hope she sails well for you.

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 06:28:56 PM »

Thanks guys, Ned I can just about put pictures on mayhem
I would not know where to start in putting a video on.
Maybe later when I have caught up with the required technology.
She has a drop keel I will include it in my photo,s tomorrow
she also has all sails working.

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 01:52:27 AM »

Lovely job  :-))
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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 03:00:04 PM »

Sorry guys, no photo,s today the boating lake was frozen over
I will try in the week.

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 04:33:57 PM »

Hi guys,lake unfrozen,pictures as promised.the last one shows the drop keel.
She sails beautifully, I am well pleased with my build and at 1/35th scale is
easy to fit in the car.Just a few things to make and fit e.g. dingy etc.
Hope you like the pick,s

john
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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 05:20:42 PM »

Looks great well done. :-)) In terms of please and time on the water sailing my Thames sailing barge has given me the greatest reward.

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 05:56:44 PM »

I take it I'm barely seeing a flase rudder in the last shot?

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 07:13:32 PM »

Well spotted Andy, yes I have built a perspex rudder extension
It fits in-between the 2 rudder sides,(like a large tongue and groove).


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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 10:31:54 PM »

Good stuff re: the rudder - the model's a credit to you!  :-))

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 02:03:09 AM »

Very nice work John... real as she gets.   :-))
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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 07:07:04 AM »

Echo all of the above  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 09:00:55 AM »

Nice model John. :-))
It looks beautiful on the water.
Presumably this is the barge you were referring to when we had our dialogue several months ago.

What's the ' weight and how much of it is in the bolt-on? fin  ?
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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2014, 11:41:54 AM »

Lovely Job, wish she was mine! Not being nit picking, but she seems down at the bows slightly, or is it just me?
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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 12:52:03 PM »

Lovely job  :-)) :-)) :-))


Nordsee,
I think the yellow line on the rubbing strake draws the eye and makes it appear she is slightly bows down.
Overall she looks fine so I think it might just be an optical illusion.




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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 02:26:43 PM »

Yes Ned you are right, on the water the yellow line does draw your eyes
to make her LOOK down at the bows but she is really more
 down at the stern.

thank you all for the kind comments

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 01:09:17 PM »

Lovely model John,
Like the idea of the 'view' down the hatch, also that sheeting system on the mizzen is a good idea that should avoid the tangling around the rudder head as mine does !
As the rudder is unbalanced, I decided to make my perspex extension have a small area forward of the pivot, thereby making it a balanced rudder. Might be worrying over nothing but I didn't want to find out the hard way ! You can barely make it out on the pic, I have a close up on my other computer somewhere if you are interested

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2014, 07:19:52 PM »

Hi Mike,
 that is a nice looking model,any more photo,s of her?
I can barley make out the balanced rudder
I would be interested in a better view of it,
What scale is she?
Has she got a motor & prop fitted I can,t see one?

regards

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:11 PM »

Hi John
Thanks for the compliment. She his a bit bigger at 1:24 . I will post a close up of the rudder once I master the picture posting again !
She didn't have a prop in the picture but I recently fitted one after a few close calls trying to tack off distant concrete pond sides ! As the weather took a nose dive after I finished, I have yet to try it out. Thanks to a club member giving me a book on the sailing barges, I discovered that the Will was built to take a prop on the centre line, unlike most others which had to fit an off centre shaft, so I avoided a fau pas there !

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:25 PM »

Hi John. Sorry seems to have messed up double posting !

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2014, 09:43:32 PM »

Hi Mike,does she also have a drop keel?

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2014, 10:21:23 PM »

Hi John
She has a removable fin,much the same as yours. When I built her I made an unwieldy fin similar to the old yacht design which attached via 3 piano wire rods through  brass tubes up through the keelson. Turned out to be near impossible to insert in line supporting the weight of the lead at the same time ! I treated myself to an A Class fin mounting from PJSails and chopped the fin down to the modern racing yacht type, which improved the ability to turn plus making the barge ready at the lake easier.
All we need now is sunny days to try it all out !

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Re: Thames Coastal Barge
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014, 10:37:07 PM »

looks as though we could have a pair of coastal barges sailing locally sometime this year , ive been rebuilding one for just over a year and hit a stumbling block at the drop keel and rudder extentsion ! jon
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