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Pete Jaquith

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About Pete Jaquith

  • Birthday 07/04/1943

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    Indio, CA
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    Family and friends, full size shipbuilding, marine history, scale ship models, and woodworking

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  1. Personally, I prefer plank on solid (POS) to plank on frame (POF) construction. I have used both machine carved kit hulls and laminated scratch built hulls. The following notes apply: Machine Carved Hulls Requires care in establishing reference lines May require hull, deck, and/or bulwark build up Hull carved inverted using reference board and templates Hull initially carved to outer plank lines Upper hull recessed for 3/64" planking, lower hull coppered Thinning carved bulwarks requires care, they may be replaced with built up bulwarks Reference my Brigantine Newsboy build log on MSW Laminated Scratch Built Hulls Ease in establishing/maintaining reference lines Maintain rectangular configuration until completion of deck carving, deck layout, and drilling of mast holes Hull carved inverted using reference board and templates Hull initially carved to outer hull lines Upper hull recessed for 3/64" planking, lower hull coppered Requires built up bulwarks with timberheads slotted into hull block Reference my Topsail Schooner Eagle build log on MSW I find both techniques work well and require ~ 60 hours for hull carving Regards, Pete
  2. Always enjoy mid 1800's merchant sail. I will be following along. Pete
  3. Kurt, Looks like you are making good progress on your Newsboy build. Relative to solid hulls, I find construction straight forward once you have the reference lines in place and complete hull/deck shaping. Keep up the good work. Pete
  4. Kurt, Looks like your making good progress with your solid hull Brigantine Newsboy build! Pete
  5. Ron, Kurt, Its a small world! I grew up in Waltham, MA leaving to attend Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in 1961. My 3/16" scale Newsboy kit was purchased from James Bliss in Boston, MA in the 1960's. Regards, Pete
  6. Kurt, Looks like your making good progress on your Newsboy build. Pete
  7. Mike, The attached pictures illustrates how I stowed the windlass break handles on the forward bulwark on my Maine Topsail Schooner Eagle of 1847 build. Regards, Pete
  8. Kurt, I think Crothers illustrates a sound method of framing a sharply raked stem such as Newsboy. The addition of ceiling over this framing was also common on ships of this period. You should be consistent with period practice with either choice. Regards, Pete
  9. The attached pictures shows my forward bulwark framing based Crothers illustrations of US clipper design with sharply raked stems. Regards, Pete
  10. Kurt, Excellent progress, looks like you have some of the same buildup I experienced. Pete
  11. Kurt, Looks like you have a great start. Newsboy is certainty a beautiful hull. Pete
  12. Kurt, As I recall, once I established my reference lines and checked templates, I found it necessary to do the following buildup: Bottom area amidships Stern frame Counter - after and underside surfaces Bulwark tops Main deck The majority of buildup was accomplished with 1/16" and 1/32" basswood sheet, the main deck was built up as a framing system and sanded to the correct shear and camber. As I was over planking the upper hull and decks this was all hidden by later construction. Pictures of this can been found in my build log. Regards, Pete
  13. Kurt, Best wishes for your Brigantine Newsboy build. I look forward to seeing you interpretation of this beautiful mid 1800's sailing ship. Regards, Pete
  14. Pete Jaquith

    Return to the Shipyard

    After an inquire on my ship modeling projects, I thought it best that I provide an update on my ship modeling plans. My loving wife Linda, our two dogs, and I are now located in the beautiful retirement community Sun City Shadow Hills in Indio, CA. My ship models made the two moves without damage and I have recently completed set up of a ship model shop in the garage. Once my garage cools off, ship model projects planned for the future include: Steam Tug Seguin of 1884 – new build based on ¼” scale Bluejacket kit Brigantine Newsboy of 1854 – complete 3/16” scale semi-scratch build 16 Gun Brig Fair American, circa 1780 – complete ¼” scale build based on MS kit Whaling Brig Kate Cory of 1856 – new build based on 3/16” scale MS kit Regards, Pete
  15. Pete Jaquith

    Constitution by jfinan - BlueJacket

    jfinan, Very nice build. I like your approach to planking a solid hull (POS). This is my approach as illustrated in my Topsail Schooner "Eagle" and Brigantine "Newsboy" builds.

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