Jim T Posted October 22, 2018 Share #1 Posted October 22, 2018 I've been perusing this forum for a few weeks now and thought it time to introduce myself. Lately I've renewed my interest in model boat (notice I said "boat" and not "ship") building. I've been around boats pretty much all my life. I owned a commercial salmon troller (37') for 29 years and did extensive rebuilding on it (steel) during that time. I built a 16' Hartley Trailor Sailor (double chine plywood) some 40 years ago now. Also an 8' sailing dingy during that time. Since my teenage years my I've been in and out of building and flying model RC airplanes. A couple of years ago, I fulfilled a life time desire to learn about machining metal and purchased a Sherline lathe and mill and have built several model steam engines. I've been a lifetime woodworker and still have a fairly complete woodshop. As I eluded to, my main interest is in smaller boats that can be built in a larger scale (1:24 on up). Some years back (about 8 ) I purchased the Model Shipways "Glad Tidings" kit. After looking at it, I decided to get my feet wet with something simpler and started on the Model Shipways "Speakeasy" kit. I recently got back to the "Speakeasy" kit and am just now starting the planking process. Hopefully this introduction doesn't sound too much like a job application. However, in a sense I guess it is since my goal is to become a working member (apprentice) of this fine forum. I'm currently thinking about getting involved in Chuck's Medway Longboat group build and doing a build thread representing the bottom of the skill level ladder. I've done several build threads of my engine builds over on Model Engine Maker and they're quite fun to do. Plus, they're such a great platform for getting input, support and guidance from more skilled folks. Also, I'm going to order the plans for the NRG "Generic Sharpie" to look that over as well. Best Regards, Jim mtaylor and ccoyle 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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