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    Ennismore, Ontario, Canada
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    History, canoeing, camping, reading, sketching

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  1. I am doing a first build with Lady Nelson also. I've done solid hull and masts and rigging on another ship, but my first time with planking. I am really struggling with the first layer after putting on 3 planks per side. I followed the Amati videos by Leon Griffiths as faithfully as I could but I seem to be painted into corner where th planks need increasingly more torture to get them to lie on the forward bulkheads. I need a drastic correction somehow before I continue and can't see a way to do it without doing a plank that is pointeded at both ends. The planks are clinkering at the bow
  2. I built the Eastport Pinky, almost the identical kit, from Bluejacket over 30 years ago. Just today, for another project, I have been wracking my brain trying to remember how I attached those toe rails along the deck edge. I was living in Maine temporarily, working on a pulp mill project, and had no modeling tools with me except maybe an exact knife and sandpaper. No CA glue, no tiny drill bits to allow for pins through the wood, no Google, no internet then. I must have soaked the wood and prebent them, then taped them in place? Any ideas of alternate ways to do this? I just requested
  3. Back in back in August, I asked about centreboard details to see what we might do with our Great Lakes schooner. I’ve had the chance to do a lot of research since then, especially referring to shipwreck site detailed reports. By the late 1850’s they had pretty much standardized on centreboards through the keel, with a dedicated hand cranked winch to lift it. A chain ran from the upper aft corner of the CB through slots in the top of the centreboard case and deck to the winch, just forward of the mainmast. I am not sure what angle they rotated down through, I settled on about 35 degrees in
  4. We are looking at building a 1:100 model of a 1870s canaller 3 masted schooner as used in the 2nd Welland Canal. It will have a center board, on the keel centerline. I have been unable to see how these were raised and lowered. Wouldnt there need to be a system to force it down into the water below the ship and obviously one ro raise it up snugly into the centreboard case? A hand operated winch on deck might have performed this? How was it done on this 2 masted schooner? Curious also if anyone has any details of how the bow sprits were rigged so that they could be raised before entering a
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