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    • kurtvd19

      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)



      *“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. church lady typos

    Thats hilarious
  2. Bruce, Very familiar with your build, spent a lot of time with a friend in one and his craw fishing boat. Your build is exceptional from memory. You do have one flaw not enough beer ice chest to small.Kudos very nice.
  3. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Kurt with pleasure.
  4. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Lou, It is voo doo country I order new dolls and pins every quarter. There are folks here that deep fry chicken legs kind of like cracklin pork skin, or fried pig intestine chitterlings. A lot of these recipes were handed down from slavery or when the Acadians were sent to the swamps in Louisiana and wasted nothing and ate anything to survive. Okra was brought from Africa. A mainstay for a good gumbo it is used as a thickener, gumbo is another dish where un-identifiable items float around. Mine is the best I ever had bar none, chicken, sausage, oysters, shrimp a little ham. scallions red onions celery file bell pepper and a little cayenne pepper its one of those all day cooking's I make a perfect roux (the starter) no chicken feet. and its cooked better when the cook is
  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Can't help it one more. Was a biologist aide for a couple of years (step and fetch it) when sampling trawling seining etc it was usually 8 to 10 hrs in a boat and we always brought lunch. There was 1 exception for me when a certain biologist went along. He would bring a very large can of Sweet Sue tripe, pour in hot sauce and dribble it in his mouth with his fingers it running down his shirt. Soon as he opened the can a cloud arose and a stink from hell really bad in summer 98 degree heat no gag reflex an immediate chuck it all up. When I had a heads up he would be going I could usually come up with an excuse to avoid the trip, or not take a lunch because I would lose it.
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Lou, You folks on the west coast are into organic this and organic that and vegan and vegetarians and I do not begrudge that and believe to each his own! You have the crazies and we have the rednecks even they have some value to society (haven't figured out exactly what yet). Home grown is the best asst veggies, raise your own chicks fresh eggs are wonderful. Grain fed Angus if you have the room. I grow the best tomatoes in the southeast if you saw how I fertilized them you would probably not eat one to say the least there very organic in the opposite way. Nothing is better than a plate of green fried tomatoes and a pile of hot spicy crawfish (mudbugs), the sour of the tomato sets off the heat of the crawfish especially when you suck the fluid and spice from the heads first. Guess I'll finish my food postings.
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Bravo Jim, an epicurean among us.
  8. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    There much better than haggis.
  9. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Its the southern version of cream of wheat made from corn., usually eaten with salt and butter. Then there is the hominy grits which are a more course than grits. Then on fish night they serve a connoisseur version, cheese and grits. Actually its one of those things that doesn't sound good but really is. Grits is one thing we don't fry down here. As my cousin Vinny said whats a grit.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Brian, Come down south, you could get a 3,000 sq ft home and 5 acres for less than what a 1200 sg ft home and a 1/4 acre lot costs out there. Nearest neighbor 300 yds away. No earthquakes, floods, fires, tsunamis, lowest property taxes gas and groceries in the nation. Is hot humid and the highest annual rainfall good for growing taters, and maters or what you would say tomatoes and potatoes. Maybe a hurricane or tornado or 2. Kids have to be grown lowest in the nation for $ 1 per child spent for education. Plus for you no neighbors peeking in the windows of your bigger home and enough land where you can run around in your b'day suit, Bama also has the 2 worst things we cannot talk about on this site. Y'all come on done Friday nights at restaurants is usually fish and grits.
  11. Should have dropped something a long time ago, wish it was more.
  12. Maritime sketches

    To all recently posted, what we have here is a very talented group. Would be proud to matte and post all in the cave. Kudos
  13. spare cordage to do the Victory rigging

    Spider, Follow all above advice, no the line supplied by Mamoli is not near enough could use 10 times that. I was wasteful and used much more line than needed, For me it was much more comfortable and easier on the back, hands, and fingers when tying anything not to scrimp and try tying a clove hitch at the end of a ratline with 1/16 piece of line using magnifiers 2 tweezers and a handyman. cut more than you think you need. By the way In addition to other modelers, Grant was a huge help and took the time to answer a lot of my stupid questions. Whatever he says do! Upgrading the line and blocks is going to be very expensive but will make a huge difference in the appearance, wish I had but cost was a factor.
  14. Lou, I have found local libraries accommodating if you get to the right person. They are there just hard sometimes to qualify. Small libraries tend to go the extra mile in smaller towns find a bored librarian or assistant, approach them like its a cold case file or unsolved mystery using your former experience. On coastal town libraries unknown shipwreck loss of life that kind of thing. Larger libraries have that assistant or sometimes several working on a degree that love to help, if you can get past the Major Domo. Have kept up with your digging and you may have gone this route. They used to copy and e-mail (at one time free) unless a large file, a pre-addressed priority mailer will work for them. Shame your not on the east coast. I had always loved searching microfiche. As pointed out earlier there digitizing those files in larger libraries. The best alternative take leave go on a scavenger hunt find the little library with the darkest hole and files under 100yrs of dust that's where you will get info. Apologize ahead of time, you probably have used all above suggestions at the start of your investigation. Not talking down just a greenhorn trying to be helpful.
  15. Jhearl I stand corrected have some old programs CDS The hornet my favorite Amos and Andy etc. Like Kurt stated in a few years no telling what kind of medium will have to purchase to play or listen to on your library's.

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