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Dr PS - Paul Schulze

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  1. Gregory, referring to the above photo, is the next plank to the garboard a straight plank which is cut angled at the end and bent into place? I am asking this as it seems this will have something to do with how I cut my garboard which is very much like the one shown here.
  2. The garboard on my model does not meet the bow but is supposed to terminate three bulkheads short. It then appears to curve outward from the keel towards the stern. Would using masking tape work here or is there a better way? It looks like the curvature (near the center of the curve) of the cut generally points towards the stern in all cases. However, in your case, the curvature points below the keel. In my case, the curvature points above the keel. So if you move from your case to my situation on different models , it looks like the curvature will move from somewhere below the keel to somewhere above the keel. Does this sound reasonable? Note: Curvature points along a radius away from the curve.
  3. I think maybe I might have it. After looking at logs and studying the shapes of garboards, I think this quick sketch might show what the instructions are trying to say. The striped area would be cut away. Does this seem reasonable? The plank is 1/4 inch wide. Do most builders just make the shape of the garboard by looks so that it has a smooth flow into the keel or what?
  4. I am going to start building the relatively new Model Shipways 18th Century Armed Long Boat 1/24th Scale. This will be the first planking I have ever done. I have read many logs of the earlier MS 18th Century Armed Long Boat builders in preparation for this adventure. I have also being studying the various articles on planking. I have a very specific question concerning the garboard shaping on the Armed Long Boat. It involves a specific step in the instruction manual. The particular step is as follows: "Now start planking at the Keel by cutting an angle from the dry end corner 1-3/4” down to the opposite side of the plank. Then at the center of the line add a 1/16” mark and then draw an arcing curve from the center point to the ends of the angled line. Now cut the curve." For sure, is the 1-3/4" along the diagonal or the base? It reads like it is along the diagonal but I want to make sure. Also, I am unclear as how to draw the arcing curve to be cut. Where is the focus of the curve? As it reads, how would you draw a smooth curve through thee points which lay in a straight line? Also, I assume the 1/16" mark is just that, a mark indicating the center of the line. if not then what? I hope those of you with building experience can explain this instruction. I might be making this more complicated than it is. Instead, is there a simple way to do this? In advance, I really appreciate this site and its bounty of resources and help. Its members are the best. Paul Schulze
  5. I just finished a Scientific Cutty Sark kit #163 which I had started many years ago. Last year around February, I decided to finish it, so I dug the box out of storage only to find half of the material was missing. Since I had the hull nicely shaped a sanded smoothly, I went to eBay and found another kit for sale. When I go it, I found it had a different set of plans than the one I had. My original kit did not have a several page booklet of instructions plus a different "lifelike" plan sheet. Also, some details and expected parts were not included. I decided to used the newer more detailed plans and made adaptations as needed. One real difference I found, was the space between the poop deck and the pin rail near the steering box was almost non-existent. Also, I decided to go with rolled up sails on the fore, main and mizzen masts. Well, I finished her last week although at times I wondered if I would get her done. I send my encouragement to you to hang in there and take your Cutty Sark to the finish line. Paul
  6. On 1:100 and smaller scale, has anyone tried notching the yards a bit with a Dremel to fit the masts ?

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