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tomarack03/08/2018 19:46:48
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Recently, there is a Thames Sailing Barges group on the fb


Ray Wood 203/08/2018 21:48:43
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the fb information, really hot summer here this year doing more full size sailing than barge racing this year for a change, teaching my granddaughter to sail, I like to pass on the knowledge

All the best from the UK


tomarack04/08/2018 13:07:24
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Please excuse me for less inaccuracy -

in this case it is a public group and

Model Thames Sailing Barges


on fb is of course a group with a theme
Thames Sailing Barges


Ray Wood 224/08/2018 21:51:42
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Hi All

The AMBO barge racing finals next Sunday 2nd Sept @ Mote Park Maidstone, the racing starts at 10.30'ish Little 30"Gertrude & 42"Veronica will be hoping for a fair breeze

Regards Rayv&a ambo finals sept 17 039.jpg

Bob Abell26/08/2018 06:56:06
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Two nice models, Ray

But why the two sizes?

Just curious


Ray Wood 226/08/2018 09:34:09
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Hi Bob from down south,

They are the 2 different scales 1-24th & 1-32nd raced currently

Any news on your next build ??

Regards Ray

Bob Abell26/08/2018 11:23:49
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Hi there Ray

Haven't got the urge at the moment

I've had a few health issues lately

But I aways keep my on the Website though

Keep up the good work


Ray Wood 226/08/2018 20:09:04
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Hi Bob,

Sometimes a new project is therapeutic, I find building a diversion from thinking about work

Quite fancy this little cruiser with the sliding roofcruiser2.jpg at the front.

All the best Ray

tomarack03/09/2018 17:39:08
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I found interesting Murphy´ law... I am not sure if I translated it properly...

Murphy's laws

> Murphy's questioning of the context of time and action

> You can never say how soon it may be too late ...

Eddie Lancaster03/09/2018 18:03:33
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Hi, Tom, That sounds about right, but I may have to think about it, as long as it doesn't make it too late!

I have been meaning to post some pictures of my TB build but haven't got round to it yet.

When I first started the build I wasn't sure of the rigging details, but you kindly pointed me in right direction, but I have now got a drawing of Celia Jane drawn by David Metcalf and it gives a lot more detail of the running rigging and all the deck fittings, it complements all the other information I have, It came from The Model Dockyard, sorry but I don't know how to provide a link to his website.



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