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G. Delacroix

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  1. Hello Tony Here is the scraper that I used on the model. The notch is made with a 0.8 mm thick cutting disc. The drawing shows how to use it.
  2. Hello, You can find a chapter that discusses the dimensions of all pieces of wood in the monograph (page 85). GD
  3. Hello, This is quite true for the project, I am working on the monograph of a frigate of 24 "L’Égyptienne". The plans are almost finished, it remains the writing of the text. Expected release early next year but not at Ancre Editions but under my name as usual since 2006. Gérard Delacroix
  4. Hello, You posted the question on my forum, the answer was brought: http://5500.forumactif.org/t3199-chebec-le-requin GD
  5. Hello, If it can help you, in France in the 1720s, gratings have spacing of 2 inches French to 2 inches 1/2. (54 à 68 mm) The ledge, placed across the ship has the same dimensions in square. The cross batten, placed along the ship, has the same width, but is 1/2 inch thick. (13,5 mm) The gratings have the same curvature as the deck or sometimes an extra 1 1/2 inch. (40 mm) I think English dimensions should be close. GD
  6. Superb achievement. The work is remarkable and the finishing first-rate, congratulations. GD
  7. Hello, The translation of "bowsprit" in French is "mât de beaupré". "Bâton de foc" could be translated in "jibboom". GD
  8. Hello, It is a bit more complicated. It's a big three-masted longboat but, especially, this boat is armed with a cannon which makes it its specificity to fight the pirates. GD
  9. Hello, Here is the translation that I think almost correct, I have not translated words written in Greek. Mxxxx: Belou, Greek, vulgar, ( unknown origin perhaps of the Persian-Turkish "belous" noun and adjective meaning cunning or deceitful. In Xxx made for the police of the sea and intended to surprise the pirates, the term cunning would suit perfectly.) Name of a ship that differs little from a gunboat. It is about 50 (french) feet long and 10 wide. Its mature is composed of three masts with a single piece and a log. Their sails are sails to the third, like those of luggers, longboats, etc. It have eight or ten oars on each side. its armament consists of a piece of gun placed on the front in the direction of the log between two knighthead named Mxxx which serve as a gunport. The plank of the belou extends towards the rear so that it forms a wing on each side, this wing is called Txxx. The Mxxxx is no longer in use. GD
  10. Hello, I have not read any particulars on this subject, but I imagine that the limber-way must exist since ships exist. In different forms perhaps, but it is necessary to drain the waters in one way or another. GD
  11. -> GB: Despite your very unpleasant comments about my drawings, I post this sketch for the understanding of this forum members. It can be seen that the transverse hole must be raised in the filling pieces in order to remain efficient. This also implies that the limber way must be able to collect the water, it must also be raised but especially staying under a strake. Gérard Delacroix
  12. Hello, The tracing of the limber way is not the result of hazard or an approximation, it must be placed according to very precise rules. (I hope that the translation of my text will be correct and understandable.) First of all, it must always be placed in the middle of a strake to avoid disturbing the caulking of the shell, the oakum (tow ?) of which would inevitably block the channel when it’s in place. When it encounters the strake end, what happens at one time or another, an iron plate is placed under the joint. The limber way must collect, under normal conditions, any infiltration water but especially the condensation water that forms in the hull (in the case of large waterways it no longer serves anything). To collect these "small waters", it’s imperative to be worked in a place where these waters can arrived, that’s means where the fills between the keel and the keelson leave a space forming receptacle. To cut the limber way in the deadwood as seen in a picture above is useless, technically and historically inexact. In the central part of the vessel, the channel is located beneath the second strake curtain of which it follows the course. As it moves towards the ends, there is a place where the shapes of the hull begin to intercept the foot of the fills placed between the keel and the keelson causing the hole drilled at the foot of these fills to be raised. These holes passing through the foot of the fills must do their job, if covered by the planking, they are useless. The channel must be raised accordingly in order to collect the water present there without intercepting a strake caulking. It is then shifted from a strake of planking in height or two a few times. GD
  13. Hello, As has been said in another subject, there is never a "talonnier" on the 1/2 varangue. GD
  14. Hello Mr Delacroix

    Is the 24 prd frigate L'Egyptienne your next monograph? If it's so, in which languages besides French is it going to be published and on what date?
    I want to take advantage of the opportunity to congratulate you on your fantastic work about this subject. In fact, I have your last two monographs: L'Amarante and Le Rochefort.
    Best regards from Spain,
    José Bustillo

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