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About Diver

  • Birthday 11/10/1952

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    Gananoque Ontario
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    Fishing, boating, staying young

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  1. A very good supplier of high end wood working tools is Lee Valley Tools. They are a Canadian company and ship world wide.
  2. Good day Chuck.  I am a interested in building a wooden ship/boat.  What ever I choose will be my first build.  The reviews I have read on MSW on some of the Billings beginner kits lead me to think that their instructions are lacking and some of the wood not off the best quality.  I have been following the Medway long boat on your feed, and with the tutorials you provide I believe that this is a project I could handle.  Your opinion greatly appreciated, and how would I go about purchasing a kit?   Bob

    1. Chuck


      Thanks....but I dont think it would be an easy first project....it is a pretty advanced kit even though it has thorough instructions.  There are some topics already on the site about what would be a good first kit.


      If you think you would be a careful and slow builder I would say go ahead.  But this longboat is a very delicate and complex build....mostly until you get past the planking.  Once you have the hull planked then yes it is a very easy project to complete.



    2. Diver


      Thanks for the advise.  Even though this will be my first build of a wooden boat, I have built RC planes.  I am a very detail oriented person so with time and patience I believe that this will be a project that I will take to completion.

  3. I have been following this site off and on for a number of years.  I have always wanted to build a wooden ship/boat model.  The Medway longboat in the group projects looks like a project that I could successfully tackle.  Any views on this as a first build greatly appreciated.   Bob

    1. VTHokiEE


      You may want to take a look at this thread which is discussing the idea of the longboat as a first project: 



      Good luck with whatever you choose; there will be plenty of support to help you if you need it.

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