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Ray Wood 220/02/2018 16:57:53
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Hi All

SB Defiance is moored at Allington near Maidstone she is a new build barge in steel 2008, with many parts re-cycled from older barges, useful for reference for little Giralda

Regards Ray200218 007.jpg

Ray Wood 201/03/2018 11:53:37
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010318 006.jpgHi All

Well it was -5 degrees on the way into the office today, having worked at home for the last 2 days ! fair quantity of snow fell twice in Maidstone and more too come, little Giralda is ready for the water, with only a white staysail to complete her, If she shows promise on the water speedwise010318 005.jpg I may go the extra mile with more detailing

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster01/03/2018 16:18:01
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Hi, Ray, That looks a really interesting boat, it would be nice to see it on the water. Is that your standard matt blue deck paint? it goes well with the sail colour.

Best wishes.


Ray Wood 202/03/2018 08:24:40
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Hi Eddie

Yes that's International non slip deck paint light blue, I have a litre tin !! I'm refurbishing a Mirror Dinghy down at Pevensey Bay SC and may buy some beige or grey, so this will open up the choice available for my models

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster02/03/2018 11:35:06
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Morning Ray, Perhaps I should go down to the chandlers at Ramsgate harbour whilst I'm down here and see if I can get some beige for the deck of Ardent and for the boats that are in the pipeline!


Ray Wood 202/03/2018 13:54:34
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Hi Eddie

I would keep your wallet in your pocket ! I would think a litre of deck paint would be £25 !! I'd buy an emulsion paint sample pot and put some fine sand in it, would look the same and the amount the model gets wet in real time is minimal. Masked sections of coloured deck paint look really good on a overall colour of say white ?

Regards Ray

Andy Stoneman04/03/2018 19:35:37
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Hi Ray, it sounds a little bit cool for sailing but I bet you can't wait to have Gerald in the water, You've made a really nice looking barge. The sail colour looks very original, Hard to get a colour like that here, Ive not sailed Windsor belle for awhile, Far too hot and muggy down on the water where I sail. I`m in the process of making a larger mainsail, I think mines too small as looking at barge pics they mainsail seems to sit right over the horse, mines at least and inch less of it. Hope it works.

Regards, Andy

Eddie Lancaster04/03/2018 20:41:03
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Thanks for that suggestion Ray, I'm back home now and painting the deck is my next job, so I will look carefully at your suggested paint scheme, hope I will have some photo's later in the week.


tomarack19/03/2018 21:37:54
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Hi Ray,

and others...if you have some troubles with  access on my rajce albums

try first this web address please.. >

there are all my albums ...

Then you can browse - last photos are in tsb "Lady Daphne" album. I am slowly making next details , e.g rudder hinges and jackstay on the main mast. As I have Alu mast,(14/12/10mm) I had to fix it .So I made threaded M2 holes from the back of the mast, then glued M2 screws in. On these screws I soldered tin brass wire 1 mm , 250mm long.I have also used this on the Capricorn model..

Some older are in >tsb Capricorn and Capricorn leto 2017. as I wrote earlier

My woodcarvings are then  at page > starší »



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Ray Wood 221/03/2018 20:56:16
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Evening All, if it was OK for Dixon, It's OK with me !

My new 30" barge sailed well today at Bluewater, lovely sunny day fair breeze which increased through the morning without the staysail fitted she suffers with little weather helm, which shows how balanced she will be with one. Photos to follow.

Hi Tom, Lady Daphne looking good

Regards Ray





Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 21/03/2018 21:00:02

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