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About maturin

  • Birthday 04/16/1982

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  1. S.A. Cavell "Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy 1771-1831" Is an excellent source for the early lives of english naval officers.
  2. Do you mean Rockler?
  3. Another addition to the library...
  4. The contemporary evidence supports both scenarios, though I would say that there are two types of contemporary evidence and they support two accurate scenarios. However dubious we might be with regard to the practicality of a below-tiller arrangment, Chucks research is sound. It seems like there is a bit of reinventing the wheel here, let us not forget that these are 18th century models. Of course it was "impossible" to sail with that arrangment, thats why it was changed. Read Lavery's book as was suggested. It was also impossible to build pyramids, until they did. Now we do it differently, and cannot concieve of how they did it then. Its impossible without cranes. The detractors it would seem are making the very same discovery that mid-18th century sailors made: tacking and gybing the boat is difficult if not impossible with the traveller located below the tiller. That does not mean that wasnt done or that models reflecting it are inaccurate. I for one appreciate the level of detail and research and can see (without being expert) that the contemporary evidence and primary sources support Chucks original schematic as possible if not likely. I actually appreciate that, with regard to model making, this particular model represents an interesting historic anamoly. I am reminded that we dont fully understand how such things like the Pyramids, Stone Henge could have been built with primitive technology, YET they were, though probably with great difficulty. Likewise, though it seems impossible to sail a boat with a below-tiller-traveler arrangement, it actually was likely quite possible, though probably very difficult. Not an expert sailor by any means, but I do sail and I do have a boat, and I can concieve of a way to sail the boat (though not gracefully, and not sharply) with this arrangment. If I just needed to sail in a straight line, say from my ship to shore and wouldnt be doing a great deal of tacking... well... its possible.
  5. Gosh I hope so...I had been looking forward to ordering some of their wood or a upcoming project. (hi, by the way, Im in Poulsbo, we are practically neighbors.)
  6. Its all maritime traditions... line-crossing ceremonies. Former Navy, Merchant Marines... anyone who has worked aboard ship will know right away. Shellback (Equator), Golden Dragon (International Date Line), Golden Shellback (intersection of the date line and equator), and Blue Nose (crossed the Arctic Circle). Unfortunately you can only vote on one...
  7. I would have suggested that you ought to start with a smaller project, but it sounds like you have the experience and chops to have a successful go at it... Good Luck and Welcome.
  8. One thing Ive seen over and over, within this forum and in others, is that many common questions arise that typically already answered at length in other places. Any trip to another forum and you will see that asking a question like this normally is immediately followed by some snark comment about you not doing any due dilligence or research. One thing Ive always appreciated about this forum is that despite some builders clearly not bothering to read other logs, they STILL get lenthy anwers and help from some of the same people whom I know have answered that same question a half-dozen times or more... so really, I see nothing wrong with how anybody does anything around here. This forum is already far better than many others... no complaints at all. For me, I often totally forget the like button, and actually regret not utilizing it more just to let others know that the work they put into their logs is appreciated, is being read and is still worth doing. As a relative newb, I rarely have anything useful to add, so try to remember that many of the likes your getting might be from folks not nessesarily ingoring your question, but maybe just are not able to answer it (or if like me, like your question because they themselves have the same one...). Plus, who am I to critisize your work? An interesting phenomenom I noticed having read (I think) almost every Longboat build log is that the same people will comment "beautiful job" and "clean work" even though clearly one builder is light years better or cleaner. To me this is not a dishonestly but rather quite helpful, not only to the builder but also to the continued interest and growth of the hobby. Truly good criticism comes across in a way that is hard to distinguish, and I personally appreciate the subtlety and the respect people of all skill levels within this particular community show to each other. Honestly... this is without a doubt one of the best forums I have ever been lucky enough to discover. No ego's, clean language, genuine interest in the work and best of all: lots of help....
  9. Website is gone... and I cannot find a legitimate location to make a new or renew a subsciption.
  10. Hi, thanks! Would you mind sharing the publication details? I'd still be interested in trying to find a copy and all I have to go on is what i can read in your video Cheers!
  11. Welcome from Poulsbo, WA... would also like to get into contact with the North Seattle club!
  12. This cant be a wood model is it? The detail is amazing.
  13. Great video, quick question: What is the 7 volume set on the shelf titled "Royal Navy"
  14. Just added this beauty to the collection...
  15. Do you mean mold release from the wood or the rubber? Here is another view...