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      An Incentive to Start A Build Log - New Plan Set from the NRG   03/17/2018

      An Incentive for Starting a Build Log

      The NRG’s Generic East Coast Oyster Sharpie plan sets have been selling out – we had to reorder prints 2X already.

      BUT nobody has started a build log yet.  As an incentive we have decided to reward the first three (3) MSW / NRG members who purchase the plans and start and continue* actual build logs** from the plans. 

      The build logs should be started in the scratch built forum and labeled with Generic Sharpie – by “your ID”.  When we have six or more build logs up and running we will set up a group build area for the Generic Sharpie build logs.

      The winners will be able to pick any one of the prizes listed below:

      Free registration for one day at 2018 or 2019 NRG Conference                  ($145 value)

      Shop Notes 1 and 2 set                                                                         ($60 value)

      Nautical Research Journal – all content set                                              ($145 value)

      4 CD's or 1 flash drive         

      Continental Galley Washington Plan set                                                    ($65 value)

      1 year NRG membership or extension                                                      ($50 - $62 value)

      THE RULES

       

      *“Continue” means that multiple posts containing build log content must be made for a minimum of 30 days after the initial post.  Logs will be tracked by starting date and the first 3 that have continued for 30 days following their initial post will be declared the winners.

      **Note the words “actual build logs” – no fair showing a few pieces of wood and going no further just to win. 

       

      The NRG has a new set of plans available for purchase with a free 200+ page full-color monograph .  Check the NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS forum below for details.  This plan set is developed for the first time scratch builder with limited tools and experience.  All materials are standard strip stock available from hobby wood suppliers.  However, it is also a great project for the more experienced builder looking for a smaller project to take a break from the bigger builds.  Remember MSW Members who provide us their real name are considered members for the discounted price.  An email or call to the office before you order with your real name and MSW user name before you order is needed for the discount code.

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  1. Rossi,

     

    Does your name have anything to do with MotoGP racing and Valentino Rossi #46?   Just asking because I am a MotoGP fan.

     

    Stan

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    2. VACorsair

      VACorsair

      Only a 26 point spread between the top 5 riders.  Could be a good second half of the season!

    3. Rossi46

      Rossi46

      Yeah, i really never understood why it didnt catch on, especially during the hayday of US racing during the early 90s.  I made the trip to indy on my triumph, it was a great time, but the stands were empty. 

       

      It will be a very interesting second half, marquez looks menacing.

    4. VACorsair

      VACorsair

      I never saw a MotoGP race but I rode to Mid Ohio twice to see the AMA races in the late 90s and early 2000s  saw Nicky Hayden race Duhamel and that bunch.  Good fun.   Camped at the track.  Crowd was decent both times. 

  2. Hey folks, Im currently mid way through building the HMS Surprise and would like to start researching for a future build. I was hoping to hear your opinions on what is the ultimate kit out there in terms of detail, quality of wood and parts, instructions and sheer presence. What are some of the very highly regarded kits out there... Royal william, SOS, Victory etc... Or any large scale models of smaller boats. Im looking for something very stunning or with a really cool story behind it. Or a high quality large scale viking boat. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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