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Welcome to my build log of The Hayling Hoy. This will be my first attempt at building a POF model. I am building Hayling from the plans drafted by David Antscherl, based on plans and documents in the Royal Museums Greenwich collection. I would imagine that without the RMG , that this build would never happen. So, a special thanks to the museum for making this build possible. Being a first attempt, I expect that there will be many do-overs along the way. In anticipation of that, I ordered 50% more boxwood sheets than the build would normally call for. All of the wood was supplied by
Anchor Hoy / Water Tanker c. 1814 -1825 Designed and built by Francis Grice in the Norfolk Navy Yard. Grice designed and built many ships for the US Navy and was appointed Chief Naval Constructor in 1847. He headed the Naval Construction Department until his death in 1859. Grice is among the few who have left tracings and papers describing work boats. They were preserved by the national government in the Office of Naval Records and Library and were subsequently transferred to the National Archives. They were reproduced in part in Grimwood's American Ship Models. Grant Walker at the Naval
Rather than tackle another large warship which I had originally planned (USN Frigate BOSTON - 1799), I am currently working on a harbor craft from the 1816 period usually seen in the Gosport, VA area servicing USN warships with supplies, water, anchors, etc. This particular craft was designed by Wm. Grice and the plans are in the book American Shipmodels and How to Build Them by V. R. Grimwood. This will be a 1:48 scale Plank on Bulkhead scratchbuilt model. The model illustrated in the book is drawn at 5/32" = 1'-0" and I have scaled up the plans to 1/4" = 1'-0". It is a sloop rigged vessel wi