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  1. Probably a little earlier from what I see, ZAZ6163 (Transit 1809) seems a little confused but is still scarphs and maybe chocks while on ZAZ6446 (Quail 1816) it seems firmly established. So perhaps somewhere between those dates. But 'about 1820' still fits.
  2. druxey, probably smaller than you're thinking but all(?) the frame drawings I've seen for revenue cutters and similar sized vessels (mostly 1800s) carry text such as "The timbers are to have square heads and heels coaked together as represented at 'A'; but where a square head and heel cannot be formed they are to be scarfed as represented at 'B'." None show chocked joints. NB: Coaked - joined with a round or square dowel.
  3. Perhaps more often 'Floor' or 'Floor Timber', the pieces marked with an 'x'. They're beaut's aren't they, they read 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23,25, 27, 29. But no '0'.
  4. Don, another thing to note is the the 'frame pair' at station 0 was often a triple or single frame not a pair. This reversed the way the frames in the pairs were arranged so that the same half was always closest to station 0. Speedy (cross piece of each pair closest to station 0): Aquilon (NON cross piece of each pair closest to station 0):
  5. Hey, it gets the point across admirably. I suspect this would give uneven loading on the breeching lines but others will know better.
  6. Don, sometimes it's just messy. This is Speedy 1828, the R&S varies 25", 23", 21", 23", 25" while the ports are a nominal 21". It just cannot be done neatly, I tried and failed. The futtocks have to be stepped and or lean to suit the spacing of the gun ports.
  7. These days it might be closer to the truth to say a boat can be transported by road while a ship can't.
  8. I agree. The green rectangles show the relationship to each end of the transom. The blue one demonstrates the relationship of a station line/waterline intersection.
  9. Don, it seems to start at the mast, so about 16'. This might make it clearer.
  10. Then you probably should get Deathworld 3 as well. Then you would have all three of them
  11. In this case, yes. We have about 10 types of Kingfisher, some fish, some don't. I can only assume that sometime in the past either the fish supply dried up or there was too much competition and these were forced to adapt. They still seem to prefer being around water and the bathe quite often but they hunt by quietly flying between tree branches pausing for quite a while each time surveying the ground for a meal before quietly moving on again. This is very much how a Kookaburra hunts too.
  12. Here's a Juvenile Sacred Kingfisher. Their diet is mostly lizards and insects.
  13. Oops, got it now. Juvenile Little Eagle.
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