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  • Birthday April 11

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    North Central Texas
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    Astrophotography, drones, N-gauge model railroading, and now model ship building. Professor Emeritus.

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  1. I have recently put the mast and main stays in place. Shrouds Now I am working on the yellow shields.
  2. Went back to my New Bedford Whaleboat and decided to raise the sail. No log steps but I have some parting shots.
  3. I thought about using acetone to free them up, but allowing the strakes to follow their natural flow would result in shortening the strakes at the stem. The only solution then would be to cut new boards I believe you are correct in saying the shields will hide small errors. I have not had this issue before but I have learned I have to be more careful.
  4. Yes there is a small kink on that side near the stern. I noticed it later after I was finished planking and did not know how to fix it except to remove several layers and reshape the frames as needed. That option was nixed as I have been using CA glue for the strakes. I should have been more careful and watched the fairing as I proceeded. Thanks for your comments, Paul
  5. I tried to edit out the last four photos in last post with no luck. Would like to know how to solve this reoccurring problem.
  6. I have not posted in a while but progress was made. The following photos and brief comments will take this log up to date. Finished Keel all stained. Below, the keel, frames and false deck were simultaneously assembled and glued. Next the garboard is fitted and glued. Then other strakes were attached. The deck and interior. The mast foot is fashioned using a dremel. The deck was stained with a light oak stain. The mast foot, shown, was stained and attached. The rudder, hand sanded, is shown ready for staining.
  7. Thanks all. I have never tackled a clinker model before and none of what has been said was even hinted at in the instructions. Paul
  8. Thanks Jaager and Mark, I think I am am beginning to see. I will need a chamfer on the upper edge of each strake, near the stern and stem posts, and a rabbet down the keel as well as the stem and stern posts. Is this correct? Paul
  9. I am trying to figure out how the strakes on a clinker built ship or boat overlapped (the sud) at the stem and stern. I find it possible to bend strakes from having sud to not having sud as you approach the stem and stern but I feel this may be incorrect. If the strakes do overlap at the stem and stern, how are they joined at the stem and stern posts? Are they beveled or notched in some way? Is there an article or post on this which I might have missed. Thanks

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