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Senior ole salt

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About Senior ole salt

  • Birthday 11/05/1929

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    Hamden CT
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    Sailing, building boats, writing, and painting ships & the sea
    click here for sailing yarns some in the US Navy.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?61697-J-Dillon-11-years-on-a-27-footer-WOW!!!

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  1. The instruction booklet was very good but the plans lack any detail of the hatches etc. According to the plan the 2 fwd cargo hatches each have less then a foot clearance to load and unload turtle cargo. A crewman would have to go below and carry out the turtles. Unless this person is extremely thin I cannot see how this is accomplished. So I just might install a one larger hatch system enabling a useable hatch for the persons of that period. In the image is a 5'3" tall crew. I realize the centerboard trunk/case divides this space but the case can be cut down some allowing more room to attend to the turtle cargo. After all the skipper/ owners would fit out his vessel to suit him self giving me liberty to do the same. SOS
  2. First a little about this craft This is a working schooner but my interpretation is a vessel coming fresh from a refit and things looking a bit new and not showing the "toil" of the fishermen. SOS
  3. Way back in 2014 I picked up this kit at the local flea market for a few bucks. The contents were all warped and the plans missing, gone in some flood. So I said to myself why not try to put it together all the parts seemed to be there and pre cut , what can go wrong ? The sides the bulkheads the bottom the cabin etc all pre cut and obvious where which part mates to which part. So I put it together and it went OK just a few parts left over. I mentioned this on back in Oct 2014 here on the Forum about no sail plan and later got a package in the mail from J. F. from LA USA ( thanks again J. F) with the instruction booklet, complete plans and with the sail and rigging diagrams. I contacted Chuck to get the users name of the person who kindly sent me all I need to build the model, but no luck with that. Then along came the request to build the Sloop Providence Completed and posted on the "Scratch built Forum" for my son in law so this little schooner model had to be shelved for for a while. Presently I am working on the model and posting a bit late with the progress but BETTER LATE THEN NEVER SHARPIE. SOS
  4. Lou, there are sure a lot of bumps in building the "Providence". Just continue overcoming them as they as they rear up. SO
  5. Lou congratulations on starting your Providence build log I put one US enlisted Marine aboard. He's preparing the swivel gun to fire off a salute. There are more pix of my build in the scratch completed section. If you look close there is one dog aboard . Part of the prize crew the Providence took on one cruise. Here is one image with the US Marine, in the green uniform of that period. SOS
  6. Nice job. Is that a few cans of beer there ? I built a 14' one . I still putz around i it. SOS
  7. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  8. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  9. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  10. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  11. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  12. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  13. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution
  14. Continental Sloop Providence was the first command of John Paul Jones in the Continental navy 1776 This Sloop landed the first amphibious landing by US Marines on a foreign shore. Providence captured , sunk or destroyed over 40 British ships during the American revolution

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