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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. Pete Jaquith

    The resurrection of the Flying Fish.

    Bill, Very nice looking model.
  2. Pete Jaquith

    Model Ship Ways Solid Hull Flying Fish

    Jay, Roger makes an important point re datum lines. In my technique, I secure the hull in the inverted position to a reference board and all profile and station templates use the top surface of this reference board as a common baseline. This is shown in the above Eagle and Newsboy pictures.
  3. Pete Jaquith

    Model Ship Ways Solid Hull Flying Fish

    Jay, For my 3/16" scale Newsboy I used 3/64"x 1/8" hull planking and 1/32" x 3/32" bulwark planking giving a small step at the plankshear. You will see in my notes that I recessed the topside by 3/64" to accommodate this. Either way, I think you will be pleased with the result.
  4. Pete Jaquith

    Model Ship Ways Solid Hull Flying Fish

    Jay, They should show up if you use the search function here on MSW.
  5. Pete Jaquith

    Model Ship Ways Solid Hull Flying Fish

    Jay, Personally I prefer solid hulls. My build logs and instructions here on MSW document my practice for carving and then planking the topsides for solid hulls. You can check out the following: Plank on Solid ship Model Hulls Maine Topsail Schooner Eagle of 1847 build log Brigantine Newsboy of 1854 build log
  6. 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
  7. Always enjoy mid 1800's merchant sail. I will be following along. Pete
  8. 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
  9. Kurt, Looks like your making good progress with your solid hull Brigantine Newsboy build! Pete
  10. 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
  11. Kurt, Looks like your making good progress on your Newsboy build. Pete
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The attached pictures shows my forward bulwark framing based Crothers illustrations of US clipper design with sharply raked stems. Regards, Pete
  15. Kurt, Excellent progress, looks like you have some of the same buildup I experienced. Pete

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