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Ed Thieler

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    Easton, Maryland
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    Chesapeake Bay workboats - sail and power - history, culture, model building - scale, scratch-built.

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  1. druxey -- kind of figured all of that - just was not sure - thanks for clarification. vessel is being built to both lloyds and uscg specs so architect/designer has lots of hoops to clear. thanks. ed
  2. druxey -- thank you!!! the English ~50' vessel of interest was built c.1630. the modern representation being built has 3 [p/s] cant frames at the bow. other than being a pain to model i wondered about the timing from a historical perspective. transverse frames would have been easier for me, but i guess better for the real shipwrights. now off to deal with the wales. ed
  3. i would like to know when [range of years] cant frames at the bow first came into use. thank you. ed

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