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About capnharv2

  • Birthday 11/15/1955

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    Sailing ship models, sailing, restoring old wooden boats

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  1. Rob, One question about the pictures. The planking between the waterline and the sheer of the original ship appears to be uncaulked (in the second picture, it almost appears lapstrake). It also seems to protrude (or maybe cover) the wales. I wonder if this was an additional layer of planking while she was a receiving ship? Is there much information out there for the years she was a receiving ship? That would make for a fascinating model. Thanks, Harvey
  2. Looks great Rob! Question-how did you get your relaxed lifts to hang so perfectly? I always end up with a twisted mess. Thanks, Harvey
  3. Rob, How portable is your GR? I'd sure like to see it at our next PSSM meeting at the Foss Museum (sometime this spring-I don't know when yet). The model looks fantastic. Most realistic sails in a long time. Harvey
  4. I know a few people that use Fusion 360 and love it. Be aware that the full blown AutoCad Suite is pricey. https://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/subscribe?plc=ACDIST&term=1-YEAR&support=ADVANCED&quantity=1 And there are many more knowledgeable folks on this forum who can help you find a CAD package that fits your needs. Thanks, Harvey
  5. Ed, Earlier you said "Only lines 4" and above on my model use made rope." I was wonder earlier, is this 4" diameter or 4" circumference? I prefer working with diameters, but am aware that circumference was used historically Thanks for the clarification. Harvey
  6. capnharv2

    What type of wood is this?

    I ordered the same stuff from ME years ago. It didn't look like any of the other boxwood I had, so I chalked it up to experience. It's sitting around someplace. Maybe I'll need some expensive firewood . . . Harvey
  7. Ed, I remember your concern about the fragility of the iron backstay spreaders. Has the addition of the first backstays helped that concern? Harvey
  8. CaptainSteve, I'm sorry to hear that you won't be finishing your Constitution. Your build log was always a joy to visit, and hope you find a suitably fun project soon. I'm still hammering away on my Connie, after 11 years. Slow progress, but steady. Take care my friend, Capnharv
  9. I'm confused. Is this last pic before spraying with the Model Master Black, or did you take all the black off? Nice build I always wanted to build the plastic model as a kid. Harvey
  10. Roger, His follow on book "Easy on the Helm" is also fun reading. I'm not sure of it's applicability to gaff cutter modeling, but it's interesting and insightful. I need to dig it out again. Never sailed a gaffer? If you're ever in Seattle, drop me a line (I know a guy . . . .). Seriously, one of the joys of sailing traditional rigs and building models of traditional rigs is the synergy it brings to both hobbies. I've had countless experiences on Amie that helped me build a better model, and countless times my (limited) ship model experience has helped me become a better sailor. That's why I strongly recommend going aboard and (if possible) take a short sail on a traditional boat. I believe you can build and rig a better model because of it. Thanks! Harvey
  11. Hmm. I've got planks on my boat that look like that . . . Thanks for the tutorial Chuck. I'll try that on the next garboard I install. Harvey

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