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Peter l

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Crabber
« on: September 19, 2016, 09:13:44 PM »

I have a 30 steel crabber that I would like to have a go at building a static model of how would I go about this any ideas?
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Re: Crabber
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 11:45:35 PM »

Hi Peter - In the first instance, do you know where / when the real boat was built, I'm thinking you may need to acquire a copy of the plans ?

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Ray.
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Re: Crabber
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 06:15:27 AM »

Hi ray I know the boat was built by tot ton marine services in Southampton don't think there were any plans and they are not building now could I take measurements from the inside and use them maybe?
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Re: Crabber
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 07:28:18 AM »

Peter.....building a scratch built model boat from full size builders drawings and plans can itself be a little daunting, however attempting to gain sufficient dimensions and proportions from the internals of the real vessel would certainly be an added challenge especially understanding & correctly lofting the water lines

Is there a similar proportioned/designed vessel of shall we say 'near the same design that plans are available for' and could be melded to your specific vessel in mind?

I think this way you would save a lot of heartache %)........... Derek
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Re: Crabber
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 08:23:03 AM »

Many years ago I built a model of a crabber named `Peadar Elaine` the plans were in an issue of `Model Boats`.   Try Googling and see what comes up.  Pete
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Re: Crabber
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 10:32:43 AM »

The good side if there is one is my boat is built as a double chimed hull but the bilge is curved as well maybe get away with a cygnus ds 25 hull from models by design
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