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  1. Pete, add me to the list of modelers that come to your build thread too late for your first version, 1.0, of the Bluenose. I would have added to the chorus of "use her as a plug". But hey, I'm sure the grand kids had fun scrapping her. At that age, I enjoyed tearing things up! Now it's on to your Bluenose 2.0! It's great to read of your Gary Webb Emma build. Gary's models are a great way to learn. You'll see that he uses false keels to be able to RC sail these models. (Psss...check out his build threads on RCGroups Sailboats for more info. https://www.rcgroups.com/sailboats-59/ ) All that you learned from Bluenose 1.0 and your Emma builds can be used in your scratch build of Bluenose 2.0! I and the others above sit ready to help...better late than never😀 Some of my efforts...
  2. I found the following information that may be of interest...
  3. In building my 19th c barge, I collected a few photos off the web that may be of interest.
  4. bruce d, Two questions: 1) In the center of each plan (between the derrick and the hull are a series of forms that look like carronade carriages. What are they? Do they match with the size of the anchor to be carried? 2) Can you tell the dimensions of each craft?
  5. Bruce d, do you know what that barge was built for? The derrick looks so heavily built. My guess it transferred cannon and anchors. Nice find.
  6. In my memory of reading about 'Age of Fighting Sail', there were always hoys sailing about harbors ferrying goods. "A hoy was a small sloop-rigged coasting ship or a heavy barge used for freight, usually with a burthen of about 60 tons (bm). The word derives from the Middle Dutch hoey. In 1495, one of the Paston Letters included the phrase, An hoye of Dorderycht (a hoy of Dordrecht), in such a way as to indicate that such contact was then no more than mildly unusual. The English term was first used on the Dutch Heude-ships that entered service with the British Royal Navy." (Wiki) I can imagine they varied widely in there look and upkeep. I found a representative model online with a Google search: Chapman's Water Hoy, c.1753. This is a 1:48th scale model of an early English "Water Hoy", or "Lighter". A type of vessel used to ferry goods from larger ships to the shore. The model was made using a set of drawings by Mr Peter Danks, that were given away in the March 1993 issue of Model Boats Magazine.
  7. No, it's an anchored hull. But, you can find sinking models on YouTube.
  8. Yes. For several decades our club put on a rather large regatta with a steering course that included the TITANIC amongst icebergs. With an ageing membership, it has now become a fun run that demands less of the shrinking volunteers. Here is a video of a past event:
  9. This is a great post. There are a countless number of small craft that make up a harbor scene.
  10. Brilliant!!! I can't believe I missed this build?? I have a stalled RC 1/24 scale brig build. You've given me hope that servo arms can work for the main and fore. Winch servo set up is what stalled me. Thank you.
  11. "Almost every person using these steps would have had some practice at sea, including running up the rigging and negotiating the overhung ratlines underneath mast-tops. " Well said! I learned to climb the futtock shrouds into the fight tops.
  12. Since gaskets were mentioned, here is mine on the mainyard. I have plans to mount a small triangle of cloth to flatten the balloon shape in the center.

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