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davyboy

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About davyboy

  • Birthday 12/03/1940

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    Binningen Switzerland
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    British naval warships 17th and 18th centuries. Travel in S.E Asia. Reading.

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  1. Very picturesque Dave,just keep it there tho'. We had +14°C this afternoon,now +11°c at 7.45 pm. Quite unseasonal actually. Dave
  2. I received the wrong book when I ordered The Ketch rigged Sloop Speedwell volume 2 from Seawatch being sent instead volume 1. I have no use for this book having volume1 already and they don't want it returned. Anyone who is interested in acquiring Speedwell volume 1 c/w plans send me a PM. I only ask that the recipient pays the value of my postage from Switzerland in US dollars and donates it to the MSW Forum funds. Thanks, Dave
  3. Hi there, A normal hair drier or variable temperature hot air gun will do the job perfectly well. No need for hot water at all. Dave.
  4. Kurt, In that case can you explain why the (wrong) book that was sent one month after my order in October only took 11 days to get from the USA to Switzerland. Posted 20/11/20 arrived in my postbox 1/12/20. No 90 day delay in the post there. Just the usual excuses given out. Incidently,any ideas why it takes over a month for a (wrong) book to be sent after order and payment in October. Dave.
  5. Hi Jorge, Luckily,at least you have some of your order,I'm very happy for you. I'm still waiting for the replacement book volume 2 of Speedwell which I was told was being sent one month ago. Original order made 3 months ago. Never known of such poor customer service anywhere. Far too many excuses are made for this company. Dave.
  6. Nothing Model related. Only my first Covid vax,the second on Feb 1st. I'm a happy bunny Dave
  7. Hi Druxey, A replacement would be sent if you could contact him in the first place on the contact details on his website. If I hadn't called the number on the paperwork that came with the wrong book I'd probably still be trying to get a reply from him. A very pleasant lady at his shipper sorted out my problem at once,the correct book is in the post to me. I'd also like to know why it took over a month from him receiving an order and payment (in my case) to a book being sent. Incidently,it only took 10 days for the wrong book to come from Missouri to Switzerland (20th Nov to 1st Dec
  8. Good evening Maurice, Another beautiful model from your shipyard I look forward to following your next build. Best wishes for next year. Dave
  9. Hi Greg,it's a waste of time doing that or telephoning the number there. I tried contacting him about the wrong book being sent,no replies. Found the number of his Blue Springs MO department on the paperwork that came with the book. Called and a very pleasant lady sorted my problem out straight away. Correct order on its way. Dave
  10. Hi ASirWnt2C, According to Lavery in his book the Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War breechings were 3 times the length of the Gun Barrel. However,this is for English Ships but I suspect US Warships were similar if not the same . Dave
  11. Hi Allen,top of this page,planking tutorials etc. All you wish to know is there. Normally the Wales are fitted first. Dave
  12. Hi,you must have got the last one. Just checked and the item is out of stock according to their page. Dave.
  13. Hi Bill,glad to hear all is well with you. I had a treble 7 years ago,still alive and kicking. Dave
  14. Hi Ron,if you wish to add the buntlines just put a knot in the line and pull it up to the block. Job done,this can be seen on contempory models which have no sails fitted. This was also done for the leech lines. Dave
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