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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.

mmd373

Hello from florida

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Hello to everyone and thanks for having me. I have wanted to start building for a long time and finally am in a position to do so and was looking for some info on the process.i am a carpenter and have been making scaled blades for a few years but am looking to up the game a bit .i am looking at scratch builds but i dont want to pick a build to difficult  to start any advice?

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Hi

If you would be so kind, please give us a name by which to address you.

There are several scratch builds on this site that may be a good start for you, including a cross section build of Triton and Echo, Triton complete vessel and more. 

 

The next steps would be to go to something more complex such as Naiad, Euryalus, Swann class, and quite a few others for which there are plans and books available and there is plenty of help from the members here at MSW!

 

Where are you in Florida?   There is a club in the Fort Myers area and plenty of members living here in Florida as well.

 

Good luck!

 

 

Allan

 

 

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I will be looking forward to your posts. In the meantime, as a Minnesotan, I envy your weather. There are sites which ship plans you may want to look at.

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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

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Welcome to MSW " MMD" please give us your name we are all friends here! All the best, Geoff

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

 

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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

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Welcome to MSW Auggie,

 

Why not start with a simple kit first.
Always good to gain some experience

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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 

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There is a hobby shop in Palm Bay, Florida, north of Vero Beach which has  tons of great stuff for builders. I bought some old model boat builders magazines there which had a lot of good info.  Good luck.

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wrong spelling
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Hi philbert and thank you although i am on the other coast so i may need to find something a little closer.

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Good drive on a sunny day and then you can go to Captain Hirams in Sebastian for lunch! Scallops in garlic butter are worth the trip alone.

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Hey  philbert that does sound  like a really good idea! I love seafood 

 

   Auggie

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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

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Not a kit then, Auggie?  If not a kit, then the Scratch Build area would be appropriate.

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BTW, Auggie, if you go into your Account Settings you can put your name in your "signature"  box and it'll show on all your posts.

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