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Eddy Matthews

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Recommendations?
« on: July 16, 2006, 12:50:14 PM »

I'm looking for a scale sailing boat for my next build, pilot cutter, cornish shrimper, thames barge... That sort of thing, with a maximum length of 50".

But I need something that will handle a reasonable breeze, and in particular gusty conditions as our lake is prone to winds that swirl around....

Can anyone recommend which type of scale sailing craft would be most suitable?

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Eddy
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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006, 10:04:43 PM »

Eddy

Have you thought about a Scottish 'Fifie'? Here's a good link - with plans!

http://www.shetland-heritage.co.uk/swan/

Andrew
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Eddy Matthews

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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 10:44:57 AM »

Thanks Andrew, nice link....

Anyone else got any suggestions? Surely there must be some scale sailors on this site that can give advice on a suitable model, or am I in a minority of one?

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Eddy
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MCR

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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 01:11:43 PM »

Hi Eddy If you check out this section you will find 2 boats that I could comment  on , a Thames barge and a French Bautier( very similiar to a Bristol pilot cutter). I love both but for different reasons. The barge will sail in light air the Bautier requires a strong blow to get it up and moving. If you need more info. let me Know.
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Eddy Matthews

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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 09:47:30 PM »

Thanks Mark,

Your models look gorgeous!

Would you beleive it never even crossed my mind to look through the messages in this section of the forum - I assumed (wrongly!) that there was nothing that would help based purely on the titles of the messages - How daft can you get? if brains were dynamite I wouldn't have enough to blow the skin off a rice pudding!

Having said that, I've now managed to find a couple of decent websites with some interesting craft, and a phonecall to Mike Mayhew at Waverley Models has yeilded a huge amount of info!

I have no experience of Thames Barges, but I'm surprised to hear that yours likes light airs.... Is that normal for a Thames Barge, or your model in particular?

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Eddy
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MCR

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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006, 10:36:34 PM »

Hi Eddy
The Barge has a drop keel 9lbs and withn the mizen mast it responds very well. I have a number of good references which I think you could find of use drop me aPM if you are interested.
Mark
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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 09:04:08 PM »

Hi Eddy
The Barge has a drop keel 9lbs and withn the mizen mast it responds very well. I have a number of good references which I think you could find of use drop me aPM if you are interested.
Mark

HI Mark
I tried to PM you but no response.
I am interested in the Thames sailing barge as a model.

Is it a scratch builld? What scale is it?
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MCR

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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2006, 11:14:07 AM »

Sorry I did not receive the PM. The model it's built to a scale of 1/24 on a Tony Williams Hull the rest is scratch built ,it was a real labour of love including the sails.
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Re: Recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2006, 01:16:07 PM »

How about a grand banks schooner? I built the one in the pic bread and butter style. Its sails well and can stand a good breeze without the topsails.
Ian
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