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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. Ahoy Mates Here's the two anchors for my Cheerful,still have some touch up work to do before they are completed. This is just before they are Testors Dulcoted overall. Great way to make them Chuck,wood is great to work with. Far better than the white metal crap or brass. After they get painted,who can tell what they have been made of. Noe onto the ratlines and the rest of the rigging. Keith and Pickels
  2. Ahoy Mates Getting near the point where I need to know how the cannon balls and powder was set up on the deck of the Cheerful of this date 1806 with caronnades? Just about finished with all the guns now. Ready to start rigging them. My shipyard supervisor is not feeling chipper today since yesterday he had dental work-cleaning and extractions . Pickels has 12 less teeth today. The cat tooth fairy will visit him with fresh cat nip when he feels better and can enjoy it. He's doing as well as can be expected,today he's sleeping under my feet while I am writing this. Well back to the Cheerful's gun tackle and breaching lines. Keith and Pickels
  3. Ahoy Mates Working on the HMS Cheerful now. Wanted to know if the cleats on the bulwarks were painted the red of the bulwarks or left natural wood? I would think they were left natural because the paint would just wear off quickly. Thanks for your input and advice. Pickels is waiting to hear.
  4. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Ahoy Mates First thing I did was to try to get Pickels to let me have more room on the work desk. He did not leave me very much room as you can see. My sister made me a quilted work pad so I can work on the hull without marking or denting it for my birthday. But when I put it down to use it,Pickels took it over as his own soft "shipyard cat nap pad" . So now my sister will be making me one for my own use now. The quit pad works great. Keith
  5. Ahoy Chuck See that your new kit of the English barge is "out of stock" . When will you have them back in stock to sell? I know there must be high demand for it. Sorry to have missed your posting or site that it was for sale. I need one for sure and maybe two. Thanks Keith Glueck Troutdale,Oregon-have sent you an email,but have yet to hear back from you,so here I am.
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Ahoy Mates Today I was treenailing my Cheerful hull. Here's what the bow looks like. Keith
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Ahoy Mates Planking my Cheerful now with boxwood with my helper in the shipyard Pickels. Here he is after a long day of working. Well that's what he thinks he has done all day. For me he was "cat Napping" and holding down the tools so that they would not roll off the building table. After he got up I had to do my normal brushing him off of all the wood chips! on his fur. It works better than a dust rag. Keith

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