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  1. I have, I think, the un started model languishing in my work shop. It, in theory, will be my second build. if you still need info, let me know and I will shoot some pictures of what I have. I remember a couple of sheets of pictures and some more f the plans
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I ran across an earlier reference, but forgot about it. I’m ordering a used copy now!
  3. Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I've looked at some of the Bluenose logs, (as well as other schooners). There is a wealth of information that will help me through this build! My restrictions are going to be my skill levels, and the ability of my 10 thumbs.
  4. Hi: I’m a newbie to the site, and just getting back into working on the Constructo Schooner U-604 model my wife bought me over 35 years ago! What I didn’t realize at the time is there is no listed scale in the model. On the plan, it is described as a “16-1/2 inch scale model schooner”. If I was just going to build the kit, this probably wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m probably going to want to tweak it a bit so knowing the scale would help. I’m guessing the actual ship would be between 60 - 80 feet. It has a tiller, not a wheel, and there are 19 timbers per side for the rail. I’m guessing there are some rules of thumb for timber spacing but i don’t have a clue what they would be. From perusing various schooner pictures, it would appear a spacing of 3 - 4 feet on the timbers might be a good guess???? Some of the tweaks I’m thinking about would be adding a support boat, modifying the stern, etc. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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