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Pete Jaquith

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About Pete Jaquith

  • Birthday 07/04/1943

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    Indio, CA
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    Family and friends, full size shipbuilding, marine history, scale ship models, and woodworking

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  1. On my 14 Gun Brig Fair American build, I used bass wood to fill the forward/after bays in the hull assembly. Fairing was done with course sandpaper wrapped around a large dowel. After fairing, this added support was a real help in planking. Regards, Pete
  2. You found a good strategy for dealing with deck shear and camber. The attached picture shows the deck buildup on my Brigantine Newsboy of 1854 build.
  3. Jay, Roger makes an important point re datum lines. In my technique, I secure the hull in the inverted position to a reference board and all profile and station templates use the top surface of this reference board as a common baseline. This is shown in the above Eagle and Newsboy pictures.
  4. Jay, For my 3/16" scale Newsboy I used 3/64"x 1/8" hull planking and 1/32" x 3/32" bulwark planking giving a small step at the plankshear. You will see in my notes that I recessed the topside by 3/64" to accommodate this. Either way, I think you will be pleased with the result.
  5. Jay, They should show up if you use the search function here on MSW.
  6. Jay, Personally I prefer solid hulls. My build logs and instructions here on MSW document my practice for carving and then planking the topsides for solid hulls. You can check out the following: Plank on Solid ship Model Hulls Maine Topsail Schooner Eagle of 1847 build log Brigantine Newsboy of 1854 build log
  7. Personally, I prefer plank on solid (POS) to plank on frame (POF) construction. I have used both machine carved kit hulls and laminated scratch built hulls. The following notes apply: Machine Carved Hulls Requires care in establishing reference lines May require hull, deck, and/or bulwark build up Hull carved inverted using reference board and templates Hull initially carved to outer plank lines Upper hull recessed for 3/64" planking, lower hull coppered Thinning carved bulwarks requires care, they may be replaced with built up bulwarks Reference my Brigantine Newsboy build log on MSW Laminated Scratch Built Hulls Ease in establishing/maintaining reference lines Maintain rectangular configuration until completion of deck carving, deck layout, and drilling of mast holes Hull carved inverted using reference board and templates Hull initially carved to outer hull lines Upper hull recessed for 3/64" planking, lower hull coppered Requires built up bulwarks with timberheads slotted into hull block Reference my Topsail Schooner Eagle build log on MSW I find both techniques work well and require ~ 60 hours for hull carving Regards, Pete
  8. Kurt, Looks like you are making good progress on your Newsboy build. Relative to solid hulls, I find construction straight forward once you have the reference lines in place and complete hull/deck shaping. Keep up the good work. Pete
  9. Kurt, Looks like your making good progress with your solid hull Brigantine Newsboy build! Pete
  10. Ron, Kurt, Its a small world! I grew up in Waltham, MA leaving to attend Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in 1961. My 3/16" scale Newsboy kit was purchased from James Bliss in Boston, MA in the 1960's. Regards, Pete
  11. Mike, The attached pictures illustrates how I stowed the windlass break handles on the forward bulwark on my Maine Topsail Schooner Eagle of 1847 build. Regards, Pete
  12. Kurt, I think Crothers illustrates a sound method of framing a sharply raked stem such as Newsboy. The addition of ceiling over this framing was also common on ships of this period. You should be consistent with period practice with either choice. Regards, Pete

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