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Ray Wood 215/11/2017 09:45:05
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giralda hatty 121117 015.jpgHi All

As the scale rudder isn't large enough to have much steering effect, the standard approach of is to add a removable extension to be fitted for sailing and removed for static display. The acrylic sheet fits into the slot formed in the rudder blade and is pinned to secure.

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Andy Stoneman15/11/2017 20:55:29
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Hi Ray, Giralda is coming along well, Whats the length of it. The extension to the rudder looks like it will help steering a helluva lot, is the brass bar going through the after castle to fit a helm to ? I feel a bit uncertain on lowering the masts for travel, I think there could be a proper tangle setting up to sail.

Andy

Ray Wood 221/11/2017 16:57:55
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Hi Andy

Giralda is 30" long built to 1/32nd scale, sounds like your getting to grips with your 48" barge on the lake you've found, have made some progress with the foredeck winch, not really a scale job but has the right look, don't forget to post some of you barge sailing in your fair weather down under

Regards Raygiralda hatty 121117 014.jpg

Andy Stoneman23/11/2017 21:55:48
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Hi Ray, How does the saying go "if it looks right it probably is " and it does too. Mine is similar ! still to much wind locally 32klm forecast today for a sail, so Ill have to give it a miss, Friday is the only day they have the plank the local club have to plank in place out to the platform. Other than that its all mud to launch, Ive made a few small mods so raring to try them out. Pics will follow

Andy

Ray Wood 204/12/2017 15:02:09
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Some progress with the leeboard winches, main sheet horse and stove pipe chimney which holds the rear superstructure in place on some 4ba brass studding, The 1/16" steel detachable fin keel with the 2 halves of the lead bulb ready for cross drilling and bolting.

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Ray Wood 211/12/2017 15:44:30
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The bad weather helps with progress this weekend, here's Giralda's 1/16" steel fin keel with a subframe superglued to both sides and skinned with 1/64th ply to improve the flow through the water, I will glass cloth & epoxy for extra strength. The folding stand she is sitting on is rather large being for her big sister Veronica, I will build a smaller version for her in due course, they are really handy in the workshop and at the lakeside for riggingtbg dec 17 006.jpg.

Regards Ray

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Andy Stoneman18/12/2017 03:22:39
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Hi Ray, you've made some good progress with Giralda, the winches look just right and right to scale, I liked the photo of the fin and keel, I hadn't thought to add some shape to mine like you have ,but will give it some thought, It looks a hefty bulb, whats the weight and length of the fin, guessing about 12" long by 4kg ? sorry I can't oblige with some pics of my barge, I`m still unsure how to work my Mac yet, but i'll keep trying. a Clever idea and fit with the stovepipe holding the structure in place, very simple but effective

Andy

Ray Wood 208/01/2018 12:22:33
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Hi Andy

Thanks again for the photo of you in your daughters pool on Christmas day, my wife and enjoyed that and were with you in spirit !

Some progress with little Giralda with the mast and the basic standing rigging in place, enough to start making sail templates and getting the sewing machine out

Regards from the damp & windy UK

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Andy Stoneman10/01/2018 04:30:39
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Hi Ray, Maybe one too many makes you very brave Hey ! glad you like the pic. You've made good progress and Giralda is taking shape. I bent the topmast forwards slightly on my Barge, as suggested earlier, that was after making the foresail, which needed to be made again. I used a tissue template cut to shape until it looked right and glad that i did, The sails turned out well, Im getting a dab hand with the sowing machine by now. Well thats what my financial adviser said.

Regards from sunny Queensland.

Andy

Ray Wood 217/01/2018 10:20:19
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giralda 150118 003.jpgHi All

I have reached the stage of thinking about keeping the water out of the main hatch, on my previous Giralda built by Peter Fisher, I installed an acrylic sheet under the hatch screwed down onto 1/4"x 1/4" spruce with a gasket & screws, which worked well but was a chore to access the radio when needed. So thinking of putting a cork into a bottle, I'm making a cork lined hatch inside the upstand coaming with a lid of 2 layers of 1/64" laminated ply, time will tell if this keeps her dry The 1/16" cork sheet is sold for model railway track underlay and sands well to get a close fit.

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