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About Seahawk1313

  • Birthday 08/11/1948

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    Islip,New York
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    Federal Navy: Start to about 1825. the Subscription Ships. Carved Decoration on Early U.S. Naval Ships

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  1. Hello, Looks like the Spritsail, I believe the "hole" was to help drain water out of the sail.- Hal
  2. Just a note, When the Fox deck plan is scaled to the Chesapeake plans, they match well ( gun ports, deck width to length). There is a minor difference with the position of the Main Mast and the Mizzen , about 5 or 6 inches. This is why I think Fox's deck is for the Chesapeake. If I remember correctly, It didn't work for the Philadelphia when I tried it on her plans- Hal
  3. Hello All, I got the Book from the Library Interchange. I also read the Hampton Roads article. My opinion is that the Bone Model of the USF Chesapeake was made for the British market to Honor the British victory, and not for the Widow of Lawrence. If the model was built by the American crew there are a number of problems with its build. The rigging follows British practice and Not American. The deck plan differs from the Chesapeake. It is missing hatches and the galley. As for the stern, I agree with the Hampton Roads Article. I went with a different design on my model of the Chesapeake, More William Rush's first ideas on American Ship Stern . I am half way done with rigging the sails... I was going to do a build log, but my computer hard drive died and I Lost everything, Research and pictures. Slowly getting stuff back, only had some old stuff backed up. I need the photograph the Chesapeake and the Fleet again and back up things better. Live and learn!? I hope All are well- Hal
  4. Very,Very Nice display!! I've followed your build with great interest, wonderful work- Hal
  5. Threebs, I too would love to watch and follow your builds. I think your Ships of the Lines are great. I have a great interest in these U.S. ships. I, too, am about to start the Frigate United States, but as it was first launched, still working out what the stern looked like as built. Please post build logs here if you can. If not, what other Forums are you posting on? thank You- Hal
  6. Ship came out great, I had fun watching your build, thank you for sharing - Hal
  7. Beautiful work, you will have no trouble with this scale, your work is very precise. My ships are all 1/96 scale, a bigger scale and I would need a much bigger house. I will follow your excellent build with pleasure-Hal
  8. Excellent ! Love the model and the display. Very well done.
  9. Scratch plank-on-frame, mostly Cherry.
  10. Very nicely done, equipment details add to the build. For a first build your work is impressive, especially with your hand problem. May it be the first of many more boats and ships - Hal
  11. I love your videos, I have been building early U S naval ships off and on for almost 50 years, but I always find something of interest in your work. I have a question, in one of your videos you were making thin dowels. The tool you were using, did you make it or did you buy it somewhere? You are doing an excellent job on your ship. I greatly enjoy watching your work. Thank you for posting it. - Hal
  12. Quik Note to Steve- I just hope there is enough of Adams bottom is left to make a plan of her shape, maybe too much to hope for.- HAL

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