Jim T Posted October 28, 2018 Share #1 Posted October 28, 2018 (edited) This is the first post in my build log of the construction of the Generic Sharpie, based on my recently received NRG plans (ordered last Monday and received on Thursday). It was designed by Bill Strachan with the plans drawn by Al Saubermann. The scale is 3/4" = 1' (1:16 scale). Bill also wrote a 277-page, step-by-step monograph to go along with the plans. This was the deciding factor in my decision to do this build. Before moving on, I'm posting some background info from my introductory post a few days ago: 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 of 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. 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. OK........ I received the plans, have been reading Bill's monograph and have decided this is the project for me. I'll keep pecking away on the "Speakeasy" build, but my main focus will be on the Sharpie. Here's the link to the plans: https://www.thenrg.org/plans-and-projects.php#!/Plans-for-the-Generic-East-Coast-Oyster-Sharpie/p/102467696/category=13294033 Here's the link for Bill's monograph: https://www.thenrg.org/resources/sharpie/nrg-sharpie-monograph-updated.pdf I tried to add a link for DocBlake's Sharpie build thread, but got after I added it I couldn't add anymore to this post so I, unfortunately, had to delete it. Don't want to get too windy in this post, so will end it and add more in future posts. Jim Edited October 28, 2018 by Jim T Omega1234, michael mott, kurtvd19 and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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