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Building the Cragsider
« on: October 26, 2012, 13:43:49 »
Hi all I have just finished making the hull for my next build the Cragsider. I built the plug using the plank on frame method. Here are a few photos showing the progress so far.
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Re: Building the Cragsider
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 13:46:50 »
Three more
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 13:50:07 »

These two photos show the plug after painting.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 13:52:33 »

And finally the finished hull.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 23:48:58 »
That is superb workmanship. I am really going to enjoy this buld.. cool cool
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Re: Building the Cragsider
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 23:58:03 »
Thats a nice big looking model.
I will also follow this building report. cool
What are the dimensions.
scale 1:25
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with best regards Cor
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Re: Building the Cragsider
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 01:30:22 »
Hi Barry and Cor the Cragsider hull is built to a scale of 1/24, to be perfectly honest I was against building her at this scale I would have preferred to build her at 1/32. My friend Peter (Cragsider on this forum) had the plans and we had quite a discussion on the scale she was to be built at.  Peters logic was he has the Ironsider at 1/24 so the Cragsider would look great sailing along side of her. As you can see Peter got his own way the hull was built to 1/24 scale. She is 53:67in long with a beam of 15:84in yes Cor you are right she will be a big model and guess who will be helping me put her in the water when she is finally built. As I have said in earlier threads I have a problem with my chest and I cannot work with glass fibre. I contacted Orion Mouldings to see if he would be interested in making the mold, he was very interested the hull is now available from http://www.orionmouldings.com/modelboats.htm  if anyone is interested.
I have a few photos of the Cragsider mostly what I have managed to get of the web; if any member has photos of her to help me with the build it would be much appreciated.
I am busy with the Caroline build at the moment but hope to get a start making the Kort nozzle and fitting deck frames before long. I will post photos as she progresses.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 03:20:23 »
Hi Chipchase these are the only pictures I have of a model of the Hendon sister boat to cragsider that I have but I think I may have some proper pics somewhere so I will have a look see for you,   Geo
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Re: Building the Cragsider
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 06:49:45 »
Hi George,

What scale is your Hendon?

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 12:40:09 »
Many thanks George you have made a great job of the Hendon, I hope the Cragsider turns out as good. :) 
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 02:07:36 »
Hi George,

What scale is your Hendon?

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Hi Darren she was built to 1/24th scale,that is a 1/24th Sea trojan alongside her in the picture, the model moved back to her roots up north years ago.
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 02:09:26 »
Hi Chipchase have you had a word with Cragsider I think I let him have my drawings and pictures years ago.  geo
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012, 09:14:23 »
Interesting George, i wonder if she is still in ATCL colours up North or some one has put her back to LB (i think) she was built as?

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2012, 12:43:12 »
Hi Chipchase have you had a word with Cragsider I think I let him have my drawings and pictures years ago.  geo

Hi George,

I still have and treasure them, I was just talking to Chipchase today and telling him, however as you know there are a few minor differences in between the Hendon and Cragsider, Rear towing winch moved forard to replace towing hook, slight cosmetic differences in the superstructure, so I ordered a set of the Cragsider from the Maritime Museum, which I got resized to 1/24. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 12:53:51 »
Hi Peter that should help with the chipchase's build  they were great boats but the 19second delay going astern was a bit of a bu....r   Geo
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