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  1. Post 24 Steel work coming along and a need to plan docks. Every day that I can work on this project I have been adding more and more inside. I believe in another week or so I can stop. In the meantime, I need to finish the basic hull construction, so that I can finalize the finishing process. The railway could either stay simple or become a real rabbit hole. I am going through the process and will share my thought process. The hull 241 this shot is intended to give a progress view of what the innards will look like. I have a dozen or so mor
  2. thanks John always a pleasure for peoples encouraging comments. Suggestions are always welcome too! cheers
  3. Post 23 Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves. I was able to get to the yard last week as it was not a workday. I went through many things and learned a lot more. It should not be surprising that not having been there for a while I got ahead of myself on a few details. Oops we say that is why they invented saws and chisels What I missed of note is that there is a step in the lower deck directly under the main deck step. fortunately it is too slight to really notice so i shall just declare it to be an oops. I also mis labeled an earlier photo of tanks [ I
  4. Alan This log has been a great adventure for many of us amateur schooner buffs as well as the experts who added much. I was at the yard today and saw your model in the flesh. it is a joy to see. Here she lays for now anyway Eric, the yard director, was happy to come over and take off the cabin roof for me to see inside. great work and lots learned by reading you log cheers jon
  5. Alan I was able to go today as the work was off for Friday. it was 22 degrees and a little icey but I got some great information. I will be including some of it in the next post as I found a few things i was doing wrong and few more differences in this new design. I also saw you model and will post the photo in your log cheers
  6. Post 22 Continued work below deck The next few posts will include elements where I take some information from the real schooner and attempt to represent that image in the model. As I am always learning, some try’s will work out and some will leave opportunity for future learning.... First, where are we at the beginning of 2021? We have about four months left till show time, so pressure will begin to build. Beginning of 2021. We are still in the covid bubble. 219 here we see bulwarks recently added on the port side and stan
  7. Rich good to hear from you. I still have my two whalers started from a few years back when you were my source for tips on the Kate Cory They are still on hold. They will become brigs built in Boothbay eventually using matched sizes from the Kate Cory hulls cheers .
  8. post 21 I solved my plan for ABS structure and started interior work on the hull. Christmas week always knocks us off schedule. This year was no different. After the last posting, I decided to build the car in place and make it secure. I will then somehow get the ABS structure built and set-in place once.{ I hope] So, for the holiday pictures we made a little progress 209 here we see the combined project. The car is now pinned in place and the final sections are being planked. 210 here is a fun view of the hull with the crew.
  9. Allan I thought you might like a photo of the recently abandoned Ernestina anchor. According to Ross, they had one of each when they showed up a few years back. A wood "banks" stock [ in photo below] and loose metal "club" stock. They will apparently be building new anchors and he is not yet sure what design. I am sure like Bluenose II it will be more about the coast guard than history. enjoy your holiday jon
  10. Post 20 Waterway and stanchions and railway car platform planning I find as I sit here to gather my thoughts and maintain some workflow that I am suddenly working on many different things at once. Some of what I am doing is jumping ahead to be sure that I do not get two blocked by sequence. Example, I had left out one top whaler on the starboard side thinking I wanted a better view through the frames. I now realize that was silly, so I luckily was still able to get it in and use the little clamps to hold it during glue up. I am also not sure if I want to add m
  11. Ernestina and old schooner lovers... I went back through some photos on the deck. This post will not totally resolve the questions, but it does shed some light. in this photo one orients himself as to the decking coming onto the waterway In this blow up one can see pegs over fasteners . Also note the linseed oil compound that blackens the whole deck. In this photo we see similar plugs following a pattern that is obviously a deck beam. the Douglas fir decking and plugs make it difficult to see in an unfinished condition and totally unlik
  12. Please see photo from a few years ago of Ernestina planking. Trunnels are used throughout . as a plank crosses a frame, see the diagonal pattern. One up in one half of frame and the other down in the other half. Frames are pairs of 6 ", and spaced roughly 2 feet on center. The pattern alternates working up the frame as seen in photo. Jon.
  13. Post 19 Start deck framing and a fun look at imaging This is a fun posting as we are a mid-point and need to start thinking about the overall look of what we hope to attain. Practically we need to get ready of upper planking as well. We need to set enough deck beams to set the elevation of the waterway. Figure out how we go forward with the stanchions etc. 192 All the bottom level cross beams are in. and the main deck beams are going in. I need to leave enough access to build out the lower deck frame too. 193 here the top plank is in
  14. Allan further update from the yard. some good news and some oops on me first of all to the thicker planks the two garboard planks are 5 inch thick and 4 inch thick respectively. all other are 3 inched thick. the two thicker planks were designed in to offset the added stress in the keel due to the 60,000 # of lead ballast. to shave them down would reduce their cross section. From my late 1960 classes on structures, that suits me fine as the explanation. The fact that my shadow line shown in the photo was due to a reverse offsets, and the second s
  15. Allan and Roger thanks for jumping in. I hope to get the yard's answers by the end of the week. in the mean time as to Rogers comments. from the biography of the Schooner; in 1898 she was done the way Essex builders would have done. She had no special reinforcing and no engine. In 1926 using George Putnam's money, new owner Bob Bartlett made two big changes. He had the frame redone and added an engine as well as changed the fish hold to a messroom with several bunks. He then had 1.5 inch green heart wood cladding. The photos of the 1921 Bowdoin show how this
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