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    Need a Bloody big pond for that AndWaahs, try...

    Need a Bloody big pond for that AndWaahs, try Oslofjord !!!!!!!!!! it would be good flying round the Harbour (Seaham).
  2. Thread: Net haulers

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    Net Hauler

    Should be easy enough to make one yourself from pictures or photographs. If you know some skipper that has one on his boat , ask him if you can photograph and measure it. Most gear like this has to...
  3. Takes me back nearly 50 years, thanks for the...

    Takes me back nearly 50 years, thanks for the memories Excellent Stuff.
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    Got my copy of "Lovely she goes" out, to check a...

    Got my copy of "Lovely she goes" out, to check a picture I'd put inside ,
    It's the Korona of Lerwick landing her record catch of 270 cran of herring , around 1969, as thats when the book was...
  5. If this is the one by Hamish Barber I hope you...

    If this is the one by Hamish Barber I hope you have better luck than me. I've been trying to buy it for about 18 months through Amazon and all the other book companies. No one can get hold of a copy....
  6. Thread: boat names

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    Good Names ! All owner's think their choice is...

    Good Names ! All owner's think their choice is good, or they wouldn't have chosen it. That 's why most they rename them when they are bought from someone else,
    if not all the vessels could be...
  7. Thread: H 96 Eileen

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    Thank you for that info H371 ,

    Thank you for that info H371 ,
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    H 96 Eileen

    Talk about being lucky, one of the guys at work asked me if I was still building model fishing boats. When I said yes, he said would you like a kit I started in 1981, and is still sitting in my shed,...
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    The answer to this is called scumble, look it up...

    The answer to this is called scumble, look it up on Google, in short it's one coat of paint over another, the top coat is streaked or scumbled before it is fully dry using a scumbling rubber tool or...
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    Many Many Condolences Davie , Take Care.

    Many Many Condolences Davie , Take Care.
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    The Slope Masts ---Loch Fyne Skiffs

    A great book by Mike Smylie. from the Historic Press.
    Lots of great information for the historian and model maker, Actually I ordered it on spec after receiving Kindly Folk & Bonny Boats. and was...
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    Kindly Folk and Bonny Boats

    Just received my copy from Pickabook ( wonderful service for the distance travelled England to Australia 9 days). Another great book from Gloria Wilson, some really magnificent pictures, take me...
  13. Paul, send me a pm with your home email , and...

    Paul, send me a pm with your home email , and I'll send you three pics I have of Courtier in Seaham Harbour, before I resize them to post in the coble section /
    Dave.
  14. Thread: Snowdrop

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    Steve, I think she had a short stay in Sunderland...

    Steve, I think she had a short stay in Sunderland North Dock in the early 60's. She was the very first vessel I'd seen with a shooting table over the stern, and a Liverpool Registration, that 's why...
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    Went to the doc to see about this "swine flu"...

    Went to the doc to see about this "swine flu"
    Nothing to worry about you just got a "pig of a cold"
  16. Thread: scaling up

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    Re scaling

    Rob is quite correct , in his calcs.
    As the plan is for a 38'-0"" long vessel, at 1-20 , the model should be 1.9 ft long , if you want it half as big again , the length would then be 1.9 x 1.5 =...
  17. Great stuff.............

    Great stuff.............
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    GOOD Woman Wanted, able to cook, sew . Dig...

    GOOD Woman Wanted,
    able to cook, sew .
    Dig worms and clean fish.
    Must have Fishing boat and motor,-----
    Please send picture of boat and motor.
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    Re Burncrest

    Graham,
    As farmiliar as I was with the "Burncrest " if Paul (Dogsbody) could ask Barry Owens , it was his uncle Joe and Pat Ventress, that had the vessel in Sunderland. he could tell you when it...
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    "must be losingmy marbles"

    Sorry Guys, I've just seen my earlier post regarding this request, Al Simer has struck again.
    There again any other info would not come amiss.
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
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    "Dalriada' North Shields

    Has anyone got any info, on a vessel called "Dalriada" that used to land at North Shields in the late 60's -early 70's. Seem to remember that she was steel and had a "Dutch " look about her, was one...
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    Wood Grain

    Ah the old Scumble, my old man (now passed on ) was a dab hand at this, he used some stuff called "scumble " and a piece of rag, to form the woodgrain markings never ever saw him use a brush. He once...
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    Green Plover

    Was built for Old Ernie or was it Danny? Ingram, at Amble in the sixties, moored next to John Weston's coble "Margeret Weston" in the north eat corner of the North Dock at Sunderland. Was always...
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    look in the downloads

    Go to the billings site through this link, the downloads at the bottom right of the page contain instructions for a number of fishing boats , use your common sense, there is a lot of info here that...
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    There used to be a`coble out of Sunderland with...

    There used to be a`coble out of Sunderland with that name in the 60-70's she was painted white at that time, lay alongside the Glad Tidings and the Enterprise, in the North Dock.

    This may jog...
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