Hello everyone, newbie here. I have followed this forum for quite some time and finally decided that I would love to give it a go. Like TJ, it's also my first scratch build, so I'll need all the help I can get. I'll try to keep it updated, but just know that this will be a very slow process for me as I work full time and will be headed back to school the end of August. It's sort-of a therapy for me when I want to wind down.
I've only built one other ship, a kit from Occre, the Albatros. Its a nice kit, and wasn't too difficult to build, but almost nothing was to scale, so I modified most of it to make it as close to scale I could based on my research of late 18th century American schooners. My disappointment with having to modify everything to make it to scale, I figured why not, the Triton is a beautiful ship, so here I go... wish me luck, I'll probably need it.
Also, I have posted for permission for access to the plans in the Keel Drawing post so I can study how to go about the deadwood. It doesn't seem that there is enough info in the keel drawing to start on that just yet.
I've decided to go with mahogany for most of the elements, ebony for the wales (I don't want to paint them), walnut for trim pieces (and false keel).
Build board ready, keel cut and ready to be glued, began work on the keelson...
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