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Bob Abell08/05/2018 08:46:21
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Hi Ray

Nice summer time shots.........In the sunshine for a change


Eddie Lancaster08/05/2018 08:58:56
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Hi. Ray, lovely shots of a lovely boat, not much leeway though!


tomarack08/05/2018 13:55:19
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Hi Ray,

very nice model , indeed.. !!!

My model Capricorn should finally get to the " big water" at the end of May .

I will race in the "Footy" class with the "Buta 1" model, and with the barge Capricorn in the free race "About Znojmo cucumber".The races are held at the Vyrovice dam near the town of Znojmo, South Moravia. So I'm curious how it turns out .. it's my ship's virgin cruise - and right now the race.I can not test the models before the race, we have little water, the Becva River has only 10% of the flow at this time. It is said that it is the biggest drought in our country in 500 years. The trees in our garden are starting to dry ... sad

The work on my barge Gusty C. continues only slowly. Some next photos are on >modelbarge info <=> gallery.



tomarack14/05/2018 17:35:18
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please look at >

Giralda rig in colour

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Eddie Lancaster15/05/2018 12:29:59
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Hi, Ray Just picked up the latest issue of MB, Silver Mist is a lovely boat and a very nice build, if this doesn't get some newcomers into building from plans nothing will!

At the moment I am like a kiddy in a sweet shop as far as my next boat build is concerned, as you know I have two or three builds in mind but at the moment I am drawn to building a Thames Barge, I think it will keep me occupied for quite a while, especially in 1/24 scale with the amount of detail that can be added.



Ray Wood 215/05/2018 13:06:42
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877 photos

Hi Eddie,

Thank's I hope it inspires somebody to build one

I would recommend Veronica at 1/24th scale by Richard Chesney, I bought mine from Peter Simmonds and I value it more than the boats I've built myself ! always trying to get her to go faster. Sarik do the plans which details the hull, spars,sails and rigging, 7 sheets of drawings, so that may slow you down a bit

If you would like the build DVD to borrow, let me know I'll send it to you.

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster15/05/2018 14:48:22
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Thanks for that Ray the plans for Veronica are on order from Sarik, it did read as though all the build information should be there and you have confirmed that for me. I will let you know about the DVD. I bought some cotton material yesterday and some dye so the sails are already covered, but they will be he last thing to make, as reading your posts and Mattias they need to be fitted to be fitted to to the masts and spars as made.


Andy Stoneman16/05/2018 20:39:33
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Hi Ray, Ive just seen the pics of your new barge, Well done, you've made a really good job of building it. It looks like its flying along and looking very realistic. About time you had some nice sailing weather, you must have been champing at the bit waiting for it to change.


Ray Wood 216/05/2018 21:47:58
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877 photos

Thanks Andy

I think she will be competitive, we haven't raced yet this year, the weather and prior engagements have conspired against me, we have a match in couple of weeks at Mote Park Maidstone near me I've got my fingers crossed and batteries charged how's it going down under ? New model on the stock ?

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster18/05/2018 13:53:58
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644 photos

Hi Ray, just got the drawings foe Veronica,frown they will certainly keep me occupied for some time, but not necessarily quite, I could be asking quite a few questions, especially about the rigging, here is the first one, the rigging as drawn I am assuming is for a true scale model, is the actual sailing rig simplified?

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued help.


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