I'm Joerg from Hamburg on the river Elbe. Native german speeking thus my english might be a bit strange once a while.
After spending a lot of my childhood time on some river islands (of course just weekends and holidays)
I later was boat-traveling to the wadden sea coast, namely eastfriesian islands with smaller leisure boats.
I gave up boats for work and family (but not the coast and islands holidays) for more than 15 years.
During the holidays I was fascinated mainly from the german lifeboats (well, that's what you would expect on the german coast, I guess),
but due to work and family I lost a bit of interest. When finally 2015 the german lifeboat assoziation (DGzRS) had it's 50th anniversary with a
biiiiiiiiiiiiiiig ships parade in Bremerhaven, guest lifeboats from all over europe.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
It was so impressive that the interest came back and I startet building models. Of course mainly lifeboats.
So far only german lifeboats:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Motor-lifeboat LÜBECK 1/20 (active 1942-1967)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
9,5m lifeboat WILMA SIKORSKY 1/20, the first of many from this type (active since 1999).[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
'beach'-lifeboat GESINA 1:10 (build from plan -- active 1971-1993).
The last of that series in 1:20:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
'beach'-lifeboat MAX CARTSENSEN (active 1981-2002)
and finally a small ponton to 'host' all these 'little creatures' (still not ready)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
and now the main reason for joining here: I will soon get a hull and plans for a tyne class lifeboat
(again a lifeboat, of course) and with just that I sure need some help and discussions from/with people who know these boats much better than what I can read.
Anyways, I have small website with my boats, unfortunately all in german but I'm ready to answer or discuss questions. my shipard