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About steamschooner

  • Birthday 10/14/1952

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    Western Washington
  • Interests
    West coast steamschooners, Tugs, local craft, turn of century vessels

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  1. Thanks, Bruce lots of nice looking boats in that catalog. Should be able to find some info in there.
  2. I have used" Dill Bit City" for my needs. WWW.store.yahoo.com/drillcity
  3. Well not much to show but I have made/ changed a few parts. Thanks Bruce & John for the links, still looking for a little more info on cockpit layout but since these were owner built or built for owners they must have all been different. So I should be ok however I layout the cockpit, It's my boat right?
  4. Well I decided that I would revisit a model that has been sitting on my shelf for 20 years or more. I got the plans for this boat from Motor Boating Ideal series of books/ plans ca. 1938 It was long before I had a pc and internet. One of the reasons I stopped work on it was because I just did not have enough info on the cockpit area. It was also a lesson in using veneers. So now I can research this class of hydroplane and get something going on finishing it up. If I am remembering correctly this was a Hacker design. Following pictures show what I have left after 20 plus years.
  5. Thanks everyone for the likes and following along. Paul, My bad was not paying alot attention to the black board😄 Chris, Thanks and yes it was a long journey Kurt, Glad you like her I do have a few other tug builds in mind but not right away. Gary, I am happy with the finished project, pleased you like her.
  6. The JOHN CUDAHY is a 1/4" scale steam tug. Complete with a compound steam engine and detailed engine room
  7. Rob, I am in awe of the job you have done, she certainly will be a stunning model when finished.
  8. Michael, It's been a long journey but I am happy to get it done. Thanks for looking in. Patrick, Yes it does look like she is ready to go. I am happy with how it has come together. Thanks everyone for the likes.
  9. Ok not done yet but getting close. The cabin is mounted for good and the stack is in place with the stays installed. Got those steering cables put in their place. Fenders are all tried off, anchors stowed Still have a number of things to do yet but I'm near the finish point.
  10. I am thinking that that long tubular object is a grasshopper pole stowed. On the right hand side you can make out some links/shackles. The lifting poles have rigging connected to the grasshopper pole. And on the bow jackstaff you can see what looks like a cross tree for the ends of the grasshopper poles to rest on. Not sure if grasshopper pole is the right name but they were used to push off of sand bars and such. As for the bigger supports they could have helped in transfering the lifting load when pushing up off a river bar. I would vote stepped back decks as it was a working boat not a big river showboat.(other thread )
  11. I use one of these to straighten wire. Just center the wire in the middle of the three rollers close rollers on wire than pull wire though. I believe I got this from a bead store.
  12. Thanks, Patrick and Michael Here's another little job done. The J.C. did not have much of a bow fender so I think this will do.
  13. Boy! I guess I should get busy and post some progress. Not much to show for 6 months, but I did get my mast shrouds finished this time without cutting the wrong wire. I have also installed both life ring holders and have mounted both boats. Added a step on both sides of pilot house just to round things out.

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