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Author Topic: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails  (Read 4772 times)

andrewh

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Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« on: March 06, 2008, 12:07:05 AM »
I have been making a working model of a square-rigger for longer than I care to remember

Some pics over the build are, I hope attached.

I am on the point of completing the standing rigging, sails etc are all complete, roll on the launch

andrewh

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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 12:07:59 AM »
Not only that, but nearing trials too!
andrew

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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 08:36:16 AM »
A very nice looking model Andrew _ I'd certainly appreciate seeing some photos of it when fully rigged.

I assume it is also fitted with a motor and prop?

~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~

andrewh

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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 12:31:49 AM »
Eddy,

Yes, fitted with 385 motor and 30mm plastic prop basically inset into the rudder.   Experience with a Thames barge suggests that a blip of power is a good way to avoid irons.

She has sailed rigged only once - at midnight and after the ice was lifted out of the pond!

Who says this is a sedentary sport?

lennard

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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 07:09:28 PM »
Top model. I find the standing rigging the most interesting part of the build.
cheers, lennard

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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 06:21:31 AM »
Andrew. I have just completed a west country schooner, with 2 square sails, which furl by radio control. I will post pictures soon . Geoff
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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 04:51:55 AM »
Andrew, pictuers of my wast country schooner, Fiying Foam reg @ Bridgwater Somerset. The square sails furl by radio control. R.G.Y.
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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 05:00:56 AM »
Sorry that should be west country. Photo 2 shows about a quarter of the metal fitting made.
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Re: Scratch-built brig - nearing trails
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 12:48:54 AM »
Having trouble sailing this model. Will not turn into wind. I will have to furl all of the jib sails. to get the center of pressure right. R.G.Y.
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