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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)



      *“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. Your Images for our Facebook Page :-)

    Constellation, 1:36 scale RC, US sloop of war c.1856, under sail Constellation, 1:36 scale RC, US sloop of war c.1856, on display Pride of Baltimore, 1:20 scale RC, Baltimore Clipper c. 1981, on display
  2. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    No relation, Humphreys designed Macedonian specifically to replace the captured British frigate. She was a "modern" frigate in the older ship's dimensions.
  3. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    The new ship was deliberately built to about the same dimensions because Macedonian was still an important trophy and Decatur was still a hero.
  4. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    A photo I took of a painting of Macedonian in the Naval Academy
  5. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    I look forward to that thread Tal
  6. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    This was the best I could manage of the image on the wall of the Mariner's Museum in Newport News VA.
  7. Rope edging on sails

    Sewn, glued, or soldiered, the boltrope does not attach the the knife edge of the cloth.
  8. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    Constellation reached Fortress Monroe on Christmas Day 1864. In January 1865, the men whose enlistments had expired were "paid off" and discharged, the remainder of the crew was transferred to the frigate St. Lawrence, and the officers sent on leave to await orders. Constellation finished the Civil War as a Receiving Ship, first at Norfolk, and later at Philadelphia, until 1869. This AR Waud sketch is propably of her at Norfolk, if it's her at all. The stern is wrong and should look much like the frigate's in the storm, except ROUND. Here she is in 1859 being refitted before the African cruise
  9. Rope edging on sails

  10. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    When I first saw the Constellation in the storm of 1833 I thought, wait, that's the Albany But looking closer at the image it obviously was a frigate, and I realized it was another angle of the same subject Still looking for a better image of this painting of Constellation at Naples, as it's the only one I know of that shows any of her stern. It's credited to the Naval Historical Foundation who forwarded me to the Washington Naval Yard, who said it was a photo copy of the box art from a plastic model kit. (it's not)
  11. Photos of furled jibs

    A couple of oldies
  12. Constitution

    Constitution's early appearance by Donald McNarry at the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis MD USA. Pictures taken November 2009 by Gerald Todd
  13. DSC 0141

    There's another sailing Fair American in the works, it's a little on the BIG side: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1201539
  14. image

    The course yard should be above the gaff of the fores'l or it would be between hoops on the fores'l and hindered in it's operation.

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