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Pete Jaquith

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About Pete Jaquith

  • Birthday 07/04/1943

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

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  1. Tim, the paint colors are period marine acrylics by Model shipways (Model Expo). Not perfect but I like the color selection. Good to hear from you. Regards, Pete
  2. Shipbuilders, My ship modeling has been limited in recent months due to: Preparation of a major Technical Paper on "Warship Design and Acquisition" to be published in the Naval Engineers Journal Sept. `21 issue, an American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) publication. Incredibly hot weather which prevents work in my garage shop. With the paper complete and weather improving, I look forward to getting back to the shop. Regards, Pete
  3. I recently purchased the CAF Model 130mm ships boat kit. With some additions as recommended by Allan, this builds into an interesting 18' lap strake cutter. I plan to display it stowed on the gallows in traditional fashion. Next step is on to the quarterdeck rails. Regards, Pete
  4. Allan, Thanks for your input. I will try to address these points in my build. Kind regards, Pete
  5. I recently purchased CAF Model's B-01-130 130mm lap strake ship's boat. The parts are very delicate. What glue would be appropriate for assembly? Regards, Pete - Shipbuilder
  6. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of hull outfit: Transom trim and carvings were highlighted/painted with Deco Color Prime-Premio gold metallic paint pens Transom windows were previously formed to follow the curve of the transom trim and planking Transom windows were painted, glazed, and installed (Micro Kristal Klear was used for window glazing) Ship’s name was installed (prepared and printed with MS Word) Rudder chains were blackened and installed Next steps will continue with installation of the quarter deck rails. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  7. An old article from the files using copper tape. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Copper Sheathing the Ship Model Hull_Rev 2.doc
  8. Shop conditions have improved allowing further progress. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of hull outfit: Chain plates were fabricated from 22 ga. silver soldered brass wire rings (1/2” and 7/16” dia. respectively), formed around the deadeyes, and closed with soft solder. A simple jig was used to check the forming of deadeyes. Deadeye/chain plate assemblies were painted/installed Channel caps were painted/installed With the bow and P/S side zones complete, next steps will address completion of transom details. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  9. Shop conditions have improved significantly. Now working to relearn past skills (i.e. silver brazing, window glazing, etc.); however, overhanging potential of a large full scale shipbuilding project. I will have to work to balance priorities. Pictures will follow completion of chain plates, lower deadeyes, channel caps, etc. Regards from the shipyard Pete
  10. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of exterior hull outfit: Gangway steps were painted/installed Gun port hinges were fabricated, painted, and installed based on a mini-kit from Syren Ship Models Quarter badges were painted, glazed, and installed (Micro Kristal Klear was used for window glazing) Next steps will continue with installation of chain plates, lower deadeyes, and channel caps and then it’s on to complete the transom outfit. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
  11. Bob, Tim, A little cooler/less humid this morning. Looking forward to some progress in the coming days. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  12. Limited progress due to CA heat wave (~116 outside and high 80's in my shop). Working P/S exterior hull outfit: Gangway steps - complete Aft gunport hinges - in process Quarter badges - in process Chain plates, lower deadeyes, and channel caps - next up Pictures will follow completion. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  13. Etubino, Building up the Brig "Fair American" stern structure was an interesting challenge. Once complete with windows, ship's name, and quarter badges it should be impressive and representative of these beautiful ships from the past. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  14. Working exterior hull outfit. Progress put on temporary hold due to CA heat wave and resulting high temperatures/humidity in my garage work shop. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
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