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Senior ole salt

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  • Birthday 11/05/1929

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    Sailing, building boats, writing, and painting ships & the sea
    click here for sailing yarns some in the US Navy.

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  1. OK it's finished a bit different than the plans. Now she is a yacht waiting to be launched as her skipper look on as the ships cat is on the hunt.
  2. The instruction booklet was very good but the plans lack any detail of the hatches etc. According to the plan the 2 fwd cargo hatches each have less then a foot clearance to load and unload turtle cargo. A crewman would have to go below and carry out the turtles. Unless this person is extremely thin I cannot see how this is accomplished. So I just might install a one larger hatch system enabling a useable hatch for the persons of that period. In the image is a 5'3" tall crew. I realize the centerboard trunk/case divides this space but the case can be cut down some allowing more ro
  3. First a little about this craft This is a working schooner but my interpretation is a vessel coming fresh from a refit and things looking a bit new and not showing the "toil" of the fishermen. SOS
  4. Way back in 2014 I picked up this kit at the local flea market for a few bucks. The contents were all warped and the plans missing, gone in some flood. So I said to myself why not try to put it together all the parts seemed to be there and pre cut , what can go wrong ? The sides the bulkheads the bottom the cabin etc all pre cut and obvious where which part mates to which part. So I put it together and it went OK just a few parts left over. I mentioned this on back in Oct 2014 here on the Forum about no sail plan and later got a package in the mail from J. F. from LA USA ( thanks again J. F) w
  5. Lou congratulations on starting your Providence build log I put one US enlisted Marine aboard. He's preparing the swivel gun to fire off a salute. There are more pix of my build in the scratch completed section. If you look close there is one dog aboard . Part of the prize crew the Providence took on one cruise. Here is one image with the US Marine, in the green uniform of that period. SOS
  6. Thanks Mark, this ole Navy "airdale" thinks that # 2 looks good with the buff pants and green jacket . SOS
  7. Russ and Lou, thanks for your input regarding the flags. Has any one some idea of the US Marine uniform at that time ? I do think it was green with some red in the trim and maybe a crossed white band across the chest. I feel I got to put at lest one Marine aboard. SOS
  8. Getting close to the finish line here . The dead eyes ( using black or tared lanyards) have been reeved and a few crew members have reported aboard. Will make a Marine ( will be loading a saluting cannon and wearing a green uniform ) as this vessel has the distinction of having the first amphibious landing of the USMC. from this vessel. I'm still puzzled about what flag to hoist The" Grand union", "Don't tread on me" or the 13 star and 13 stripes flag. Any suggestions ? My intention is that this vessel will have a theme which is when finished. SOS
  10. Chuck, that puzzled me too as a upright post interferes with the function of the gun. My solution was to beef up the ladder sides anchoring them in the main deck on the bottom and to receive a fore and aft beam on the quarter deck on top, figuring it only had to support the weight of one person on the ladder at one time. Perhaps not orthodox method but for me with primitive plans to work from, it works. Please don't tell any one how I fudged it What might be better would lay out the gun ports more carefully or the quarter deck end in relation to the ladder and gun function H
  11. Judging by the pix of the USS Constitution I think I will rig my scratch model of the sloop Providence deadeyes with black or tarred looking lanyards SOS
  12. Getting close to finishing this scratch model. I need to rig the dead eye lanyards but need to know what color black or natural. The plans for the Virginia sloop call for black lanyards. But i see many models here rigged natural. Just how often were these lanyards taken up back in 1776. I think they would be lightly tarred there fore leaning darker than natural. I did make a few crew for the model some in place but one in the "chains" or on the channell needs the deadeye rigged. So my question here is What color black, natural or lightly tarred ? Thanks SOS
  13. Outstanding work.a bit of history preserved as well . Thanks for posting SOS
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