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General => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Thornej on May 23, 2020, 11:48:50 AM

Title: Newbie from downunder
Post by: Thornej on May 23, 2020, 11:48:50 AM
Greetings from downunder, and thankyou for the forum.
I have done a few models - just completed a Shannon lifeboat and a Severn lifeboat currently in progress (that will be quite a journey!).
I enjoy wooden building but have relied on kits until now - Aeronaut Bellissima and Queen.

Always had a yearning for a paddleboat but the planking bit has put me off, but i should give it a go. Thinking about the Strongbow or the Waverley.

Cheers
Jeff
Title: Re: Newbie from downunder
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on May 23, 2020, 01:54:47 PM
Welcome Jeff.....what part of this big land are you from?
Spend some time reading postings on various builds from the home page or our archives

You will find many spectacular builds....

Planking a hull is a most satisfying experience..[although sometimes  :ranting ]

There are a great bunch of experienced members :gathering here who will happily offer assistance by way of response, so don't be afraid to ask questions as you build

Derek  :beer
 

Title: Re: Newbie from downunder
Post by: Thornej on May 23, 2020, 04:49:24 PM
Hi Derek,
Iím in Mulgrave, Vic.
Looking forward to progressing- eventually.
(BTW Iíve followed some of your contributions  on model boat mayhem)

Cheers 👍
Jeff  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie from downunder
Post by: DamienG on May 25, 2020, 10:15:08 AM
Welcome Jeff from a fellow Victorian  I'm in Wendouree/Ballarat.

DamienG
Title: Re: Newbie from downunder
Post by: Thornej on May 25, 2020, 05:49:37 PM
Thanks Damien,
Not sure if I have the skills for some of this stuff!! ;)
Cheers
Jeff
Title: Re: Newbie from downunder
Post by: DamienG on May 25, 2020, 11:21:11 PM
If you're not sure just ask most member are happy to offer thoughts  and ideas.

For Paddler plans and bits and pieces Rhonda & her husband at,

FLOAT A BOAT is located at
48c Wantirna Road, Ringwood, VIC, Australia 3134

OPEN HOURS
TUES - FRI 10am - 5pm
SAT - 9am - 12noon

Phone: 03 9879 2227
Fax: 03 9879 3647
Email: info@floataboat.com.au

Are very helpful with lots of plans tools , accessories and timbers