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  • Birthday 10/14/1952

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    Western Washington
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    West coast steamschooners, Tugs, local craft, turn of century vessels

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  1. Keith, Do you know if entrys are required to be there both days? Steve
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    While searching in some of my digital books I ran across this, Wow pretty wild looking ride!
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    SS Norlina (1909-1926)

    John, Some British deck arrangement drawings I have show as many as 6 mooring bits per side. So there should be a few of them scattered around the site. Steve
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    SS Norlina (1909-1926)

    John, My guess is maybe they are castings for the boom pivot points. Looking at the above picture of the ship aground, you see that there were two booms on each side of mast. The boom pivots may have shared a casting? Might be that the holes are to large as I don't think pivot pins were very large. Otherwise I don't have a clue😖 steve
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    Paddle Wheeler Klondike

    Oh MY Looks like you have things well in hand😊 Steve
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    Paddle Wheeler Klondike

    Micheal, There is a book named ( Yukon River Steamboats, A pictorial History by Stan Cohen ) that has some great pictures of the Klondike. Which would be useful to someone building a model of her. Steve
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    Sonoma Coast Wreck Hunter - North California

    John, I have made a study of West coast wood steam schooners for the last 20 years. Much of the steam gear that was on steel ships were not much different. So if I can be of help let me know. Via here or by PM. Steve
  8. DANG IT ! ( not the words I really used )
  9. Eric, I was thinking the area in blue looks like it has been pushed in somewhat. More so on the right near the paddle box. Planking would still be at a angle on the guard timbers. You are right that it seems to be a unusual way to plank.
  10. Eric, It also looks like the hull is pushed inward at the paddle box making it look like the decking would need to change direction. But if paddle box was pushed back out the remaining decking would line up fairly well. From what I can see in the wreck photo the planking at the stern looks like they used wider planking with narrowed ends with a fan shape. steve
  11. Eric, Did the missing deck planks straighten out or did they continue at that same angle? Its looks like a short run to the paddle box so keeping the planks angled should not have been much of a deal for the builders.(Just my 2 cents worth) Steve
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    Lady Washington Brig pulled out

    I worked in the Grays Harbor area when they were building her and would often stop by and see her coming together.
  13. Just so you all know I do work on my model from time to time. Like most I have many spring and summer things to do and do not get to spend much time in the shipyard. I have managed to cast some deck cleats( twice ) The first ones I ended up not liking, in photo on the left. The second ones are more correct with the wood block base as I have seen examples locally. For my stays and shrouds I used some telephone wire That had four coated strands and each strand has 7 small copper strands. After cleaning the coating from the wires I separated them and twisted up 3 strands for my davits and stack stays also aft mast shrouds. For my main mast shrouds I twisted up 7 strands. I used a single strand as whipping to tie off eyes. the copper wire will take L.O.S. nicely.Now on to the shroud bars/ladder.

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