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About trippwj

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    Eastport, Maine, USA
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    Reading, History, most anything with my kids and grand kids.

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  1. Wicked nice looking! The planking on mine has now taken about 4 years (including packing and moving to a new to us house about 3 years ago). I am envious of your success!
  2. Looking at Crothers, most of those with mast rake given in table 29.1 refer back to reports (contemporary) in the Boston Daily Atlas. Duncan MacLean, over a 7 year period, provided information on some 161 vessels. Mast rakes given in the table by Crothers (main mast, inches of rake in 12 inches) range from "nearly vertical" to 1 1/2" (or about a 7.1 degree rake for the Witch). Note thst there are several with that degree of rake.
  3. Larger versions of the Chapelle plans may be at the Smithsonian. The MacGregor plans may be available from this catalog: Https://www.ssgreatbritain.org/sites/default/files/kcfinder/files/david-macgregor-ship-plans-collection-july-2013.pdf
  4. The Boston Daily Atlas is, in general, a very good resource for reasonably accurate descriptions of vessels, taking into account that at least some of the narratives were as much braggadocio (by owner and builder) as factual. The owner may embellish in order to one-up competing owners (and, perhaps, for ego enhancement). The builder may embellish to gain more sales. Either way, newspaper accounts are pretty good references. Chapelle, regrettably, was very lax in his citation of sources used. Howe and Matthews (1986 Dover reprint) provide 4 pages on the ship, though no citations. Some highlights: 220x40x21 and 1498 tons (om) or 997 tons (foreign measurement). The mast rake varied - fore 1 1/4, main 1 1/2 and mizzen 1 3/4 inches to the foot. Also provides mast lengths and so forth. Probably, based on the syntax, from the news article. David MacGregor in The Tea Clippers offers an alternate lines plan and a photo of the model by McNarry. He also uses the 220 foot length (note that Lubbock went with 202 feet) in the text, although the plan uses 202 feet. While the notes on the plan are difficult to read, I could make out that it was based to some degree on that of Chapelle.
  5. Seawatch is a fairly small company, and usually quite responsive. The owner can frequentky be found on this forum as well.
  6. Here are a few items which may be of use to you: Brooks, F. W. 1927. “A French Eighteenth-Century Document On The Construction Of Galleys.” The Mariner’s Mirror 13 (3): 238–47. https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.1927.10655426 Gardiner, Robert, and Richard W. Unger, eds. 1994. Cogs, Caravels, and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650. Conway’s History of the Ship. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. Gray, Randal. 1978. “SPINOLA’S GALLEYS IN THE NARROW SEAS, 1599–1603.” The Mariner’s Mirror 64 (1): 71–83. https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.1978.10659067 Hoving, Ab J. 2014. 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships: Text, Photos and Plans for the Ship Modeler. Florence, OR: SeaWatch Books. http://www.seawatchbooks.com/114003 Kirsch, Peter. 1990. The Galleon: The Great Ships of the Armada Era. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002216432
  7. I will see what I have that may be of use to you. Are you interested in any particular nation?
  8. trippwj

    How to measure a jib boom?

    That is correct - the actual length of the spar. The angle from horizontal could be changed to a certain degree, which would change that horizontal measurement. The physical length of the spar, however, remained the same.
  9. The 2018 edition seems to be the one with issues - have you looked for the 1997 or 2000 editions?
  10. trippwj

    Extreme Clipper

    The 40" is the vertical height from the half floor to turn of the bilge - describes the v shape as noted above.
  11. On this date: Dateline: June 30, 1818. Eastport, District of Maine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The inhabitants of Moose Island and Eastport assembled under a bright sun and blue sky as General James Miller, representing the President, and Lt. Colonel Henry Sargent, representing the Governor of Massachusetts, met with Lt. R. Gibbon at Fort Sherbrooke. Following the reading of the official orders and exchange of remarks, the British flag was lowered and replaced, after 4 long years of British occupation (naval invasion on July 11, 1814 - fairly significant force assembled) with our own Stars and Stripes, the name of our fort restored to Fort Sullivan, and citizenship restored on the inhabitants (along with our freedom to once more conduct maritime commerce). Following the departure of the remai ing British force on naval ships, festivities and celebrations ensued. Join with us today as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the restoration of Eastport to the United States. What a great way to start off the cekebration of Canada Day (July 1st) and our National Independence Day on July 4th. Hope to see you there! P.S. Your correspondent on the scene will once more assume the role of Town Crier for the occassion.
  12. trippwj

    The "What did you do in your Garden today?" thread

    This year, we decided to till up a nice east facing hillside (very difficult to mow) and put in a flower bed, about 15 feet by 12 feet. For the past 2 weeks, I have been restocking the buffet as our local vermin (deer) have decided that most of what I have planted was too tasty to ignore.
  13. trippwj

    What have you received today?

    You ARE trainable! I hope you got a treat when you got home.
  14. trippwj

    What have you received today?

    We recieved a bouncing baby boy! Well, technically, he doesn't bounce much any longer, and although he will always be one of our "babies", he is 19 years old. Okay, so my grandson/semi-son arrived for the summer. He and my son are like brothers (long story, large cast and strange plot), and both conspiring to outsmart the parents. Should be a great summer!

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