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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. An old article from the files using copper tape. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Copper Sheathing the Ship Model Hull_Rev 2.doc
  2. 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 deta
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Bob, Tim, A little cooler/less humid this morning. Looking forward to some progress in the coming days. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of the head rails and bow fittings: Head rails were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 3/32” laminated stock (3 layers of 1/32” sheet stock with opposing grain) Middle rails were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 1/16” sheet stock Cheek knees were previously fabricated/installed from 1/16” sheet stock Boomkins were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 1/8” sheet stock Catheads were previously fabricated/dry fitted from 3/16” sheet stock Head and middle rail
  10. Captain Hook, Thank you for the likes. I typically break the edges on hull planking and try to minimize sanding in order to retain plank runs. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  11. Bob, Thank you for your interest. I find the work rewarding and she is a fine looking ship. More to follow in the coming days. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  12. Progress continues on the head structure. More pictures to follow when this work area is completed. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  13. Mugje, Thanks for your interest. Its been a long project as construction on this build started in October 2011. "Fair American" construction was delayed from 2012 to 2019 due to competing full scale shipbuilding assignments and moves from Hancock NH to San Diego and Indio CA. With painting in hand, progress should move along a little faster, Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  14. Chris, Thanks for your interest. She is starting to come together now. Many more bitts and pieces to be added to complete the exterior. Regards from the shipyard, Pete
  15. With the Brig Fair American hull painting complete, construction continued with installation of lower hull outfit: Rudder was painted and installed Rudder gudgeons were fabricated and installed (strips of painted Bristol board) Keel and horseshoe plates were installed (from Syren Ship Model Company) Next steps will continue installation of exterior hull outfit with completion of the head structure. Regards from the shipyard, Pete Jaquith
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