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      Hello fellow modellers   02/04/2018

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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. Hello from florida

    Again Awsome and thank you.i will
  2. Hello from florida

    Awsome and thank you.i will post soon
  3. Hello from florida

    Ok while i tryto choose a good kit to start with my better half put me on the spot.she challenged me to design a boat my way and i have no choice but to show her now so if it would be ok i would like to post my progress. Where would i do that? Auggie
  4. Hello from florida

    Hey philbert that does sound like a really good idea! I love seafood Auggie
  5. So when i set up my account here it defaulted to my e-mail as the (i will call it ) Viewable name.is there a way to change that or do i have to live with it?
  6. Hello from florida

    Hi philbert and thank you although i am on the other coast so i may need to find something a little closer.
  7. Hello from florida

    Thank you and the more research i do the more i am leaning that way despite my experience with wood and metal work.I'm thinking of a small row boat for a scratch build though, but not sure if that would be as simple as i think
  8. Hello from florida

    Hey! So i guess it would be a good idea to close with my name in the future.thank you all for the warm reception.i am auggie by the way
  9. Hello from florida

    Nice! I have carport or what used to be lol i made it my shop wich the wife loves on rainy days haha.
  10. Hello from florida

    Nice! I have carport or what used to be lol i made it my shop wich the wife loves on rainy days haha
  11. Hello from florida

    I wont rub it in about the weather and ivlook foward to getting started and making posts.i am having issues finding the spec area here on the site if anyone can direct me i would appreciate it
  12. Not sure if you are set on the b.b's or not but could you use ball bearings? They would be easier i think since you could just use an etching solution or salt water and elecric current (wich i fimd to work well when etching steel). Auggie
  13. Hello from florida

    Hi im auggie and i am in venice.fort Myers is not to far from me and thanks.

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