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  • Birthday 07/04/1944

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  1. Brett Jotika/Caldercraft plans/instructions are probably as good as you can get For one thing they are originally written in English, not translated Ken
  2. Hi Brett I like a lot of others are building the Niagara from Model Expo Whatever you decide you will need to order from the US or UK which works when you pay by credit card The Niagara requires more carpentry than some Here is some strip wood go build it !! Also the plans are in imperial measurements I tend to use a scale rule and measure off the plan The Caldercraft Endeavour is another good choice I don't think you need to buy practicums The 2 models I mentioned come with good instructions. But your best option is to start a build log and tap into the experience and skills here Good luck with it Regards Ken
  3. What Steve hasn't mentioned yet is part of that trip, particularly Bass Strait can be very lumpy Regards Ken
  4. Hi Ski Welcome to the Niagara Club There are any number of us at various stages of Niagara builds Once you start your build log we will all be able to watch help and encourage Regards Ken
  5. Hi Laxet Re the " other end " of the anchor rope I ran them along the outside of the hull to the hawse pipe holes Then in through them and at present have them running down the deck Regards Ken
  6. Hi Andy How many ships in the fleet and how many new builds underway? Regards Ken
  7. Good News indeed I am in the process of planning a European trip for next June/July London and the Cutty Sark are on the list Regards Ken
  8. Hi Dennis I don't know whether twisting and bending bulwarks is a good idea Can you cut slots into your deck to accommodate them Some pictures would be helpfull Regards Ken
  9. i Mauro I am sure there are maritime museums in Genova But there is a small museum in Camogli which has models and documents which may be of help to you Regards Ken
  10. Hi Sapphire There are any number of wood fillers around Like the Timbermate water based range But I prefer to use a product like Polyfilla Skim Coat which is meant for plastering but spreads easily and drys hard Regards Ken
  11. Hi Rick I use Sellys Aquadhere wood glue and Loctite Super Glue . Both from Bunnings Regarding blades I have a scalpel blade holder and buy Number 11 Swann Morton surgical blades from Hobby Tools Australia In packs of 100 Regards Ken
  12. Hi Carl I think just about all of us have had similar problems with the fit of the planksheer Also I think many of us paint the planksheer before we go any further Regards Ken
  13. Hi Tim I measured my hull ( including stern boat davits ) at 24 in And the bowsprit off the plans at 12in Total 36in Regards Ken

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