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About michaelpsutton2

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    Mandeville (near New Orleans), La. USA
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    Naval Architecture. I am an illustrator & painter

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  1. American sailing warships with no plans or records

    I do not know if I need a new topic but..... USS Wasp 1806 would include quarter davits? Has anyone seen a list of boats for this or a similar vessel?
  2. Ship paintings

    All I do are the "ship Portraits" and i am jealous. I wish i had your talent! Great work, thanks for sharing
  3. "Made Mast" Diameter

    That actually makes sense. ou are of course correct. Te given diameter is at the partners. The fish terminate some what above that point. I should have realized that Thanks
  4. "Made Mast" Diameter

    During the waning decades of the 18th or the opening decades of the 19th centuries does the given diameter of a made mast include the side and/or front fish or is it just the spindle?
  5. HMAV Bounty: Gaff-Boom Rigging?

    On the McKay drawing posted by Gregory the rigging attached to the gaff is as follows: Vangs which lead down from the peak of the gaff to the deck on either side, the peak halliard which leads to a block at the mizzen mast head, mizzen topsail braces which lead from the mizzen topsail yard arms to small blocks sized to the gaff peak, and the brails used to gather the mizzen sail to the gaff and the mast. The peak halliard appears to be a simple single lead. There would also have to be a throat halliard which would be used to haul the end of the gaff at the mast up under the mizzen top. It would hoist to a spot roughly 2/3-3/4 the length of the mizzen mast head below the underside of the tressle trees. The peak would be hoisted to about the same angle as the mizzne stay or mizzen topmast stay.
  6. HMAV Bounty: Gaff-Boom Rigging?

    Can't beat Lees "Masting & Rigging English Ships of War" or Steels Mast Making & Rigging which is available on-line at: http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/age-of-sail/the-elements-and-practice-of-rigging-and-seamanship/ My question would be did the HMS Bounty have a boom? I would think a gaff with a loose footed mizzen sail., not technically a driver or a spanker. Any one else have a thought on that? The 1960's replica had a boom and a true spanker, but it's rig incorporated a cornucopia of obvious anachronisms, not the least of which were the main and mizzen royals. We do have, or at least I thought we had, a pretty definitive list of spars as fitted by Bligh. I would not depart from that.
  7. Confederacy Problem

    If I understand correctly , I would think you would be better off building a couple of taller gun carriages.
  8. It is so interesting to compare Chapelle's plans with the originals that he worked from . Many of them can be found in "Sailing Warships of this US Navy" by Donald L Canney. Although some have understandably taken exception with his reconstruction of certain details, in my humble estimation, Howard I . Chapelle remains secure in his place among the pantheon of our gods..
  9. Gunports on schooners

    There are numerous accounts of fine lined, sharp, fast sailing vessels stowing their guns in the hold during rough weather or to lower the center of gravity when carrying a lot of sail.
  10. A quick clarification

    I believe that there were cleats seized to the shrouds a couple of feet above the sheer poles. It's a practice used on recreational sail up to this very day. Just google shroud cleat and you can see what they look like in the 21st century. I would mention that I do not think that many of them were carbon fiber a century ago. I would put my money behind wood.
  11. 18

    Love all the different shades of wood. Such a clean piece of work
  12. VASA 1628 (1:50)

    Very nice work indeed!
  13. Revenge, quarterdeck

    very nice
  14. JAB3137

    Sharp and crisp