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  1. I have the instruction manual if you are still interested.
  2. This thread appears to be dormant..?? I was wondering if perhaps while waiting for someone to take up "querty2008" offer, I could tap into some of the maritime knowledge of the NRG membership, to help identify the vessel pictured below. I have an inkling of the identity, but am hoping to hear some more informed observations. I found the picture while searching through some archives of my "Home-Port" of Newcastle NSW Australia. The photo had no included information and was simply titled "unknown"....I renamed it Cutty..??? (highly doubtful). Any assistance appreciated.
  3. I am currently building a HobbyZone Jig, and note some minor irregularities with "aydingocors" build. (Be aware...The plans supplied with the kit are printed using varying shades of very light grey. They are extremely difficult to interpret any fine detail). I have found it far easier to visit the Hobbyzone site and look closely at the promotional pictures of the jig, to clear up any doubts. http://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/boat-building-tools/26-professional-building-slip.html Where "aydingocors" build varies from the display model, can be seen in the attached pic. The spacer blocks should be glued to the bottom of the support bracket, to allow the bracket to be able to range over the keel supports if necessary. Also, the support brackets should be glued as shown in the pic, to allow the vertical support frame to sit fully on the base rather than overhang it slightly. Note, the actual jig shown on the HobbyZone site appears to be a slightly different design to the instructions supplied with the kit....My intention is to use the pictures on their site as my main reference in future and proceed accordingly. Please be aware that this is in no way meant as a criticism of "aydingocors" fine build log.....It is only meant to alert potential builders that it is possible to assemble some components incorrectly. My advice is to ...Check, double check and then check again, before assembling any of the modules. Also of note...My kit was supplied with standard hex head bolts, rather than the socket headed cap screws as shown on the display model. I will be replacing all of the supplied hardware with stainless steel cap screws, nuts and washers. It should be far easier to use an allen key when setting up the jig, rather than a ROE (Ring/Open End). Also possibly less chance of over tightening (Spanner/Wrench slipping off the nuts etc). For the money this jig costs, I would have expected it to be supplied with SS fittings and I also have long term concerns for the MDF...particularly in humid conditions.
  4. OK, this one is for the modern day sailor. As far as I am aware this vessel is unique...a floating test-bed....Look closely, as it has something, that no other ship has. (As far as I am aware). I will make it little easier with a clue...... NYK
  5. When I first looked, I thought the same thing..."this is not going to be easy".... Mulled over it last night, and first thing this morning I took closer look at the picture in iPhoto. Zoomed in, enhanced it and adjusted the sharpness and contrast etc and what appears on the foremast...a crescent and star flag (well, at least what I thought it looked like..!!!)... She was a Turk Seached "Turkish Three Deck Ship of the Line"....and after a bit of fine tuning...there she was. "MAHUDIYE" OK, am off to my pic collection to find something requiring some detective work to solve......
  6. Very interested in this build...Family members emigrated to Australia on the Lightning.
  7. Nice detective work "egkb"..I now hand the baton onto you..Your turn!!.. In relation to the MV Sea Confidence, the situation could have been averted, if notice had been taken of the NPC recommendations issued the previous night, advising of strong winds and deteriorating conditions along the East coast of NSW. Even though the vessel was perilously close to going ashore, offers of assistance were refused. Eventually a directive (Government) was given for the vessel to accept a tow. This resulted in a local Svitzer tug being dispatched at short notice to assist. Despite diabolical conditions the harbour tug Watagan attempted to attach a towline without success, ultimately having to return to port with two badly injured crew members. Fortunately, around this time there was a marked lull in the weather conditions that allowed the Sea Confidence to claw its way off the beach and ultimately clear he anchors and head to the safety of deep water.
  8. Yes, you are correct, that is indeed the Pasha Bulker. However, that picture is meant more as a clue to the identity of the ship in question. If you look closely at the tug in the foreground, it is the same tug shown in a previous pic... CLUE 1: All pics were taken on the same day... CLUE 2: Currently berthed in Huston Nov3 2013 CLUE 3: Ships name is "SEA Cxxxxxxxxx"
  9. Probably more to do with the "event" than the ship..... Anyway, a couple more subtle hints in the following two pics.
  10. Pics were taken by a Police Officer on the beach. As far as I am aware, very few people have had access to them. Nothing unusual about the ship itself, apart from the fact that on the day the pics were taken, she came perilously close to going ashore. At one stage the stern of the ship was actually on the edge of the breakers seen in the first pic. Comparing the ship to a cat....she used up eight of her nine lives that day. In the second picture (the one with the helicopter), if you look at the bottom right hand corner you can just make out the mast of the tug shown in the third pic. Other events on the day in question have overshadowed how dangerously close this was to being a disaster.
  11. OK...time for some more clues Her next port...Houston Plus another Pic
  12. Must admit, this is a pretty tough one..??? Time for a clue..... Last known port..Fort Lauderdale. Plus another pic......
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