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Postby fingers55 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:34 pm

I've done a bit of this boat building stuff ;) a few years ago with a few pics of the sort of stuff I did:

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This one is a three masted barque and the one shown below is a four masted barque:

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And the last one is a couple of brigantines having a little race on the high seas, one sporting the 'red duster' and the other the 'Stars and Stripes'...no prizes to guess which one is in the lead:

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A couple of maritime truths about sailing ships...a sailing ship can only be called a 'ship' if it's square rigged on all masts and the only 'rope' on a sailing ship is.......? - Rob

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Postby lordnibbo » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:15 pm

Nice job :)

Your looking for Bell rope ;)

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Postby lordnibbo » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:30 pm

This is one of two all wooden boats that I built ;D

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This one took two years to build. Six months to make the hull & masts, six months to make and stick on all the copper plates below the water line :( and a year to do all the standing & running rigging. In all I did 3,500 hours on it. I've been offered

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Postby paulchapman » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:53 pm

Rob showed me one of those the other day - the detail really is incredible :o

Beautiful work, Rob and LN,

Cheers ;)

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Postby fingers55 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:10 pm

[quote]This is one of two all wooden boats that I built ;D

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This one took two years to build. Six months to make the hull & masts, six months to make and stick on all the copper plates below the water line :( and a year to do all the standing & running rigging. In all I did 3,500 hours on it. I've been offered

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Postby Andys Woodshed » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:22 pm

Lord Nibbo that looks fantastic
did you make it from a kit
(sorry if you didn't please don't be offended)

whilst on holiday this year visited this place

was very tempted to buy one although making one has always been an ambition (when i get the time :()

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Postby andrewking » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:13 pm

Well if we are posting pictures of boats we've made, here's one I made earlier! ;)

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Postby dom » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:07 pm

Those are brilliant.
But that's a bleedin' big bottle Ln

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Postby lordnibbo » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:14 am

Well if we are posting pictures of boats we've made, here's one I made earlier! ;)

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Ah! Yes the Mathew, with our Newfoundland dogs interest we followed the log of Mathew when she sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland ;D Our dog breeder waved good by to Mathew at Bristol then flew out to St Johns and greeted them when they arrived. So if you were involved in her building it is possible we have met in another life ;D

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Postby lordnibbo » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:16 am

Lord Nibbo that looks fantastic
did you make it from a kit
(sorry if you didn't please don't be offended)

whilst on holiday this year visited this place

was very tempted to buy one although making one has always been an ambition (when i get the time :()


No kit in building but the plans were, Ive still got them if anyone has the time to build one

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Postby andrewking » Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:20 pm

Hi LN,
Yep, I worked on her from 3 months after the keel was laid until she was finished. The most interesting and physically demanding work I have ever done - I enjoyed every minute of it!
I could have actually made the journey across the Atlantic, but after going on a few sea trials, (and knowing the result of the initial knock down test...) I chose dry land!

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Postby lordnibbo » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:10 pm

Hi LN,

I could have actually made the journey across the Atlantic, but after going on a few sea trials, (and knowing the result of the initial knock down test...) I chose dry land!

Andy


Yes I remember the TV programme proved her to be a bit of rocker even in quiet seas, and if I remember correctly most of the crew who took her to Newfoundland were more than happy to get off when they got there ;D Lovely project though, do you know where she's at now?

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Postby andrewking » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:36 pm

Well they wouldn't put a ballast keel on her as 'it wasn't in keeping' with the period, so she rolled big time! (Didn't stop them replacing the timber crow's nest that weighed about half a ton for a lightweight fibreglass one though as it helped stop some of the roll ::))
We put about 30 tons on lead ingots in the hull as ballast, pretty much from the frames to the underside of the lower decking was packed solid with the exception of the water tanks.
She's now normally moored in Bristol Docks alongside the SS Great Britain.

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Postby Sixpence » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:41 am

[/quote]No kit in building but the plans were, Ive still got them if anyone has the time to build one[/quote]

Yes please , spent the past few days working on my 21ft wooden boat and would be very interested in plans for those instead

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Postby lordnibbo » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:05 am

No kit in building but the plans were, Ive still got them if anyone has the time to build one



Yes please , spent the past few days working on my 21ft wooden boat and would be very interested in plans for those instead


PM your address and I'll dig them out and pop them in the post :)

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Postby Sixpence » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:21 am

Many thanks , though I think the good lady may object


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