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Pete Jaquith

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About Pete Jaquith

  • Birthday 07/04/1943

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

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  1. Kurt, Excellent progress, looks like you have some of the same buildup I experienced. Pete
  2. Kurt, Looks like you have a great start. Newsboy is certainty a beautiful hull. Pete
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Pete Jaquith

    Constitution by jfinan - BlueJacket

    Jfinan, Once you have removed the bulk of the bulwark material, flexible sanding sticks (from the beauty salon) are very helpful in finishing the inner surface. Pete
  8. Pete Jaquith

    Constitution by jfinan - BlueJacket

    Jfinan, I have attached pictures of this stage in my Newsboy build here in MSW. I used sharp gouges to carve vertically and remove excessive bulwark material. A dial caliper was used to monitor thickness. Pete
  9. My prior post describes my experience installing copper sheathing on my Topsail Schooner "Eagle" and Brigantine "Newsboy" models. I used copper tape and at 3:16 scale do not recommend embossing.
  10. Steam Tug Seguin of 1884_2_Construction Planning The model will be built to a scale of 1/4” to the foot (1:48) based on a Bluejacket Ship Crafters kit. The model is plank on bulkhead (POB) construction, with built up bulwarks, planked decks and topsides, and scratch-built deck furniture/fittings. The model will be constructed as a static model using kit furnished materials and largely following the Bluejacket kit construction sequence. Key observations and exceptions identified to date include: · Hull planking layout will be simplified following the kit instructions. · Decks will be built without camber (a departure from prototype practice). This follows the kit instructions and will simplify deckhouse construction. · Main deck will be individually planked following prototype practice. · Upper decks will be canvas covered following prototype practice. · Propeller has been replaced with a four bladed brass propeller from Caldercraft. · Rail stanchions have been replaced by turned brass stanchions from Caldercraft. · Model will be painted with color scheme typical for the period. Next step will be a detailed review of the drawings and preparation of a construction sequence outline following my normal practice. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  11. Steam Tug Seguin of 1884_1_Description The steam tug Seguin was built in 1884 by the B.W. & B.F. Morse Shipyard in Bath, ME, for the Knickerbocker Steam Towage Company. Named for an island at the mouth of the Kennebec River, Seguin was 88.1 feet long and had a beam of 19.8 feet. Originally powered by a 26” x 26” surface condenser engine, she was re-engined in 1909 with a 275 shp compound triple expansion engine giving her a top speed of 12 knots. She carried a crew of seven, including the captain, mate, engineer, two firemen, a cook, and a deck hand. For the first twenty years of her 85-year career, Seguin towed wooden sailing ships up and down the Kennebec River in the summer. In the winter, she towed barges laden with coal, lumber, and ice to ports along the Atlantic coast of the United States. For the next ten years, Seguin worked along the Hudson River for Cornell Towing Company of New York. After that, she spent the remainder of her career serving the ports of Maine until her retirement in 1967. The model will be built to a scale of 1/4” to the foot (1:48) based on a Bluejacket Ship Crafters kit. The model will be plank on bulkhead (POB) construction, with built up bulwarks, planked decks and topsides, and scratch-built deck furniture/fittings. The steam tug Seguin will be a fitting companion for my series of mid 1800’s American merchant sailing ship models and a visual reminder of the small steam tugs I sailed on with my father as a teen-ager. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  12. Welcome Pete - what a mine of information and skills you bring with you.  All success in your  "change of tack".

    Paul

    1. Pete Jaquith

      Pete Jaquith

      Correct, my experience in planning ship construction programs has been an influence in my laying out logical construction sequences for my ship model projects.  I still remain active in the shipbuilding community with an emphasis on ship design and production engineering.

      Pete

  13. Pete Jaquith

    Return to the Shipyard

    I have recently completed installation of a work bench, peg boards, lighting, and unpacked ~12 boxes of tools. I also installed an evaporative cooler, or swamp cooler to control garage/shop temps when it is 100-115 degrees outside.
  14. Pete Jaquith

    Return to the Shipyard

    After five years working on full-scale shipbuilding projects, two home moves, and with a reduced level of shipbuilding consulting work I now find time to return to ship modeling. Over the past few years I have enjoyed this opportunity to work on a wide variety of naval destroyer, naval auxiliary, icebreaking, research, and commercial shipbuilding projects and with a number of industry professionals. 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 small ship model shop in the garage. Ship model projects planned for the near 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 As these projects get underway, I plan to develop/restart build logs here on Model Ship World. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  15. Thank you for your interest and support. Over the past few years I kept busy supporting a number of full scale ship building projects in both the US and Canada. While continuing my shipbuilding consulting business, Linda and I recently completed a move to Indio, CA. With my shop setup nearing completion, I plan to return to woodworking and ship modeling in the coming months. Currently planned projects include: Steam Tug "Seguin" 1:48 scale built in Bath, ME in 1884 (Bluejacket kit) Restart of my Brigantine "Newsboy" 1:64 scale built in 1854 (semi-scratch from Model Shipways kit) Restart of my Brig "Fair American" 1:48 scale circa 1780 (semi-scratch from Model Shipways kit) Restoration of family antique tables Regards, Pete, Shipbuilder

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