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Harvey Golden

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    Astoria & Portland, Oregon
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    Working boats, Indigenous watercraft, U. S. Maritime Commission Ships. Scholarly interest in kayaks from the Arctic hunting tradition.

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  1. "De Nederlandsche Scheeps Bouw Konst" (Van Yk, 1697) and "Scheeps-Bouw en Bestier" (Witsen, 1671) are in fine facsimile re-print in recent years.
  2. A bit more progress lately. Also, here's some little details that might be of interest . . . Book-cloth for lifeboat covers and grommet punches to make life rings. I've also used these punches to make portholes when using heavy paper for cabin walls-- they leave a nice raised ring on the opposite side (I used grommets and plywood for the walls on this model). 1918 was a very good year for cowl ventilator salesmen . . .
  3. Cataract Boat "Glen" used by the 1923 USGS Mapping Expedition of the Grand Canyon (Birdseye Expedition). Lines sourced from the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.az0578.sheet?st=gallery Original preserved and on display at the Grand Canyon National Park. Modeled at 3/4"=1' in pine.
  4. A little more progress: Bridge deck and boat deck are in place. The screw showed up, so the rudder post is in place with the screw aperture refined. One photo shows how the light from the LEDs is diffused inside the deck houses: The LEDs are dropped down white-painted plastic straws. The last three 'midships lights are the port and starboard running lights and a red wheelhouse light.
  5. Another great source for traditional rigs-- quite specific to smaller craft-- is Nichols' "The Working Guide to Traditional Small-Boat Sails." It has sections on Gaff rigs as well as Spritsails and others. It has been a big help with models as well as full-size craft for me. Best, Harvey
  6. Brilliant binder clip mod! I glued dog-legs onto clothespins to do the exact same thing, but they just don't grip as well. Lovely project too!
  7. Electrical systems check. More details in place, and more detailing needed. Quite the festive barge at this stage. . . And naturally I've long since broken off the tail end of the keel . . .
  8. I've tried to find information on Lateen rigs specific to the ones used on San Francisco Bay Feluccas, and a number of photographs of historic examples as well as more recent reconstructions seem to show shrouds only on one side-- the side being opposite the side the yard is on. This leaves the yard quite free of shroud interference, especially in a run. This leaves me with two questions: Am I seeing these correctly? ... And, were the shrouds shifted to the opposite side when the yard was tacked? These vessels would be among the smaller ones to use Lateen rigs, and they were used by Italian
  9. Thanks Jim. It sure could use more sanding. I think part of the problem I've been having is the hardness difference between the pine and the fillers I'm using. Also, the filler seems to shrink a bit with drying, so it often takes several fills. Best, Harvey
  10. Getting a little color on the hull, and some of the deck furnishings. The scheme is based on the USS Banago, ID3810 (http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/173810.htm). I prefer the scheme of the Calala, depicted in my first post, but I haven't been able to find a depiction of it's opposite side. The fittings are a mix of scratch-built and Bluejacket.
  11. Aside from the obvious creaking wood, flapping canvas, wind whistling through the lines, squeaky blocks, and the rush of the waterline, there would be the inevitable sound of vomiting, flatulence, belching, and profanity.
  12. Coming along . . . I'll be putting LEDs in this model, so two white all 'rounds, red and green side lights, cabin lights, and probably a red wheelhouse light. Takes a lot of advance planning to do this, and entails having annoying wires sticking out for most of the process. (LEDs from Evan Design-- a sponsor on the MSW sidebar). A peek into the hold reveals a substantial number of 70-inch non-explosive artillery shells . . . or is that just ballast for the model? 😉
  13. Ah-- no matter. I appreciate the photo, as it sent me down the rabbit hole on Q-ships (and Lindberg models). Thank you!
  14. Thank you. That's a lovely job there! I usually build small craft or later freighter types, so this is my first vessel with ratlines. Your model's ratlines look very nicely done.
  15. The hull is now cleaned up a bit and primed. Also, the decks are on, along with the keel and stem. Next step is to build up the bulwarks and center island's sides.
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