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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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    Unfortunately, I did not do it at the time and I have almost no photo of the construction process. Javier
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    Thank you very much, Nils, fot your kind comment. Javier
  3. Hello from spain to everybody

    A lot of thanks to all of you for your kinds comments After making ships on a larger scale for years and not knowing what to do next with them, it was precisely the problem of space in the home, together with my facet of collector, which led me to make and collect miniature models ( I'm now making number 62 of my collection). Regarding the techniques, I'm posting in the forum section “Build Logs for Scratch Ships Model Projects”a topic called “Two miniature moliceiros”, which without being a step by step, shows part of the process that I follow in the construction of my models. In any case, I will be happy to answer all questions and doubts that may arise A cordial greeting Javier
  4. Caïque de l’Etretat

    Étretat is a town in the French department Seine Maritime, located on the coastline of the Pays de Caux, in Normandy. Étretat is well known for its high cliffs of white limestone that, together with the beach located next to them, attracted many artists such as Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. This beach with pebbles and quite steep, is the one that, in the absence of natural shelters, gave rise to the characteristics of the boat with which the local fishermen worked, which was known as “caïque”. The boats were stranded on the top of the pebble beach, pulling them with the help of robust winches, with the work of the local maritime community. This way of operating required that the boats had a structure at the same time very resistant and light, which was achieved with clinker construction, with elm strakes that formed a hull of scarce draft and a keel in oak slightly curved to facilitate the pull operation. As a coastal fishing vessel, it practiced different fishing gears according to the season of the year and the type of capture. It had a great versatility in terms of its rigging. With good weather, he had a large canvas with a lot of cloth, which was almost oversized. When the wind cooled, the mainsail and the topsail retreated, and the main mast -whose length was more than one and a half times the length of the boat- collapsed. The ratchet sail ("borcet"), which had the peculiarity of being hoisted at the end of the boom when the entire sails were deployed, was then placed in a classic manner with the point of tack on the head of the stem, using for it the first strip of curls. A small jib could then be launched on the boom. In this way the “caïque” easily adapted to the changes of wind. This possibility of presenting different forms of rigging has given me the idea of making the model in duplicate, in order to present both forms. is a town in the French department Seine Maritime, located on the coastline of the Pays de Caux, in Normandy. Étretat is well known for its high cliffs of white limestone that, together with the beach located next to them, attracted many artists such as Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. This beach with pebbles and quite steep, is the one that, in the absence of natural shelters, gave rise to the characteristics of the boat with which the local fishermen worked, which was known as “caïque”. The boats were stranded on the top of the pebble beach, pulling them with the help of robust winches, with the work of the local maritime community. This way of operating required that the boats had a structure at the same time very resistant and light, which was achieved with clinker construction, with elm strakes that formed a hull of scarce draft and a keel in oak slightly curved to facilitate the pull operation. As a coastal fishing vessel, it practiced different fishing gears according to the season of the year and the type of capture. It had a great versatility in terms of its rigging. With good weather, he had a large canvas with a lot of cloth, which was almost oversized. When the wind cooled, the mainsail and the topsail retreated, and the main mast -whose length was more than one and a half times the length of the boat- collapsed. The ratchet sail ("borcet"), which had the peculiarity of being hoisted at the end of the boom when the entire sails were deployed, was then placed in a classic manner with the point of tack on the head of the stem, using for it the first strip of curls. A small jib could then be launched on the boom. In this way the “caïque” easily adapted to the changes of wind. This possibility of presenting different forms of rigging has given me the idea of making the model in duplicate, in order to present both forms.
  5. Sandbagger. Scale 1:112

    Originally, the sandbagger was a working vessel specialized in bottom dredging fishing (oysters, scallops, etc.) on Staten Island, in the shallow waters of New York Bay. Of simple and robust construction, the sandbagger could carry a good load of oysters or other products. By habit, when the boats went out to fish, they did races informally and without respecting any rule, to show who was faster. And very soon the crews learned to move the load due to the wind to optimize the navigation conditions. To supply the lack of keel, and given the limitation they had to embark a large crew (ten men was the maximum because of the size of his hull), the sailors carried bags of sand of 25 kg. (that's where his name comes from) like a mobile ballast that changed sides when turning on board. The sandbagger thus became a very popular regatta sloop at the end of the 19th century. The races that were organized in the bay of New York saw compete the best sailors of the time, and were a field for betting. All kinds of tricks were consented to in these regattas, even becoming habitual to embark people as live ballast, which were thrown into the water at the opportune moment to be able to win in the competition. The hulls, with enough breadth, had very flat hull shapes, and with a hypertrophied sail they could reach very high speeds. To make that great sail possible, they had a very long boom, solidly attached to the hull with metal braces. The most famous of the sandbaggers, called Susie S., of 1863, with a hull of 8.30 m. of length, had a total length of 21.50 m. and had 140 m2 of sail. Unlike other models of the collection, I present the boat in this case in winter, without the sails, to be able to better appreciate its line.
  6. Paranza de Trani

    The paranza, a typical vessel from the lower Adriatic, was used mainly for fishing, although i also used f an surveillance. Trani's paranza was of robust construction and often led to fishing campaigns lasting several months in Albania, Greece and even in the farthest waters of the eastern Mediterranean or North African coasts. The displacement ranged between five and thirty tons and the length ranged from ten to thirty-two meters. It was a wide boat that as a peculiar feature showed a very rounded bow. A detailed description of Trani's paranza was provided by Captain Hennique, commander of a French frigate who encountered one of these vessels, the "Maria di Costantinopoli", off the coast of Tunisia in 1888, and made it the object of a meticulous and detailed study. The paranza had a rounded hull and had a relation between length and beam of 3: 1. The dimensions verified by Hennique were the following: 12 meters of length, 4.2 of beam and 1.3 of strut. The boat zipped 0'7 m and displaced 13 tons. His crew was 10 men and a boy. Hennique was particularly struck by the rudder of the boat because of its size, since with a length of 4.55 meters it pierce deeper than the boat and had a surface close to one third of the lateral drift plane. When the boat entered the port or was with scarce funds, the rudder was lifted, using for this one of the two cops that held the pole on each board. The boat was rigged with a Latin sail and, with favorable winds, it armed a jib on a pole moored at the foot of the pole and one of the bow bits.
  7. Hello everybody My name is Javier Barón, I was born in 1948 and I live in Madrid, Spain. Unfortunately, I do not speak English fluently, although I am able to understand the texts written in your language. Therefore, I use the Google translator and in advance I apologize for any errors that may be contained in my writings. I have been a modeller for many years and I am currently doing a series of miniatures of small work boats (I have just finished number 61 of the collection). The collection can be seen at barcosbaron.wordpress.com and although the texts are currently in Spanish, I have a nephew of mine who is bilingual busy translating them into English. To complete my presentation I put some pictures of my latest work: a bisquine of Cancale in miniature (scale 1: 160). If you find it interesting, I will publish some of the models in my collection in the gallery.

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