Hello to You all.
Today two parts I finished.
first the block which is used to haul in the sumwing. Sumwing is the
wing on which the net is attached. It flies over the bottom. In this
block there is a big pully which I made on the lathe because it is very
And how I made them. The coin is 1 inch in diameter
I made the pulswinch. The ship works with pulsfishery (most Dutch
beamtrawlers do). It means that the nets fly over the bottom and instead
of chains (that goes trough the bottom) there are electrodes whitch
give short electric pulses. The fish are disturbed and 'jumps' into the
nets. The electrical current comes from a cables whitch is reeled in on
the pulsewinch (2 on each ship)
And how I made them. They are very little (18mm) so I had to compromise a little, some times.
And a little bit off topic but I think it is fun to show you. This ship is made/finished by my father last week. It
is in scale 1/100 and 43 cm long. The ship is the 'old' KW88 Pelikaan. I
made a few trips on the trawler when I was a boy. My father has always
been an example to me when it comes to shipbuilding so I am happy he has
build this ship.