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About G.L.

  • Birthday 02/28/1959

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  1. The reason why the inside of the hull has to be accessible at this stage of the built is that the bow of the boat has to be reinforced with two massive wooden cheeks. Between the fronts of those cheeks will be a narrow opening in which the harpoon line has to run out over a sheave. When a whale is harpooned, large forces can come on the bow. I saw two blocks of cherry wood to make the cheeks and attach them to the bow to take measurements. Taking over the hull forms on the blocks. Sawing out and sanding the cheeks. Th
  2. Chris, I recently discovered your log and today I went though it. A very nice model of a beautiful little yacht! Your log is very inspiring. Congratulations.
  3. Very nice model, GB. The sail is very realistic. I like the presentation on the round platform, simple and elegant.
  4. I am taking my time and glue one strake a day at each side. After a couple of days. I use the same method to make each strake. Taking over the upper edge of the present strake on the tracing paper. The strake division is marker on some of the stations, I take the marks also over on the tracing paper. The strake division is marker on some of the stations, I take the marks also over on the tracing paper. The pencil mark above the strake edge indicates the overlap of the new plank. and finally I mark the the fore and after end of the plank.
  5. Now it is time to make the garboard strokes. Fitting the garboard stroke and marking the shape of the end to fit in the stem rabbet. The garboard stroke is glued. The gardboard strokes at both sides: Now the under part of the keel can be made. Towards the front and the end of the vessel the keel becomes narrower. Marking the changing width and sanding roughly in shape. Gluing the keel ... ... and sanding it in shape. Now I can continue the planking. Unlike the New Bedford whale boat, this boat is cli
  6. Gb, That was a very interesting post about the weathering below the waterline with salt. On the penultimate picture the salt grains look jus like barnacles. Thanks to show us your technique.
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