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Many centuries watertransport was the fastest and most comfortable way of traveling on the coasts and along the big rivers in Europe. By towing with horses along the rivers and canals. By sail across the open waters.

 

The statenjacht was the Rolls Royce of this passenger ships. Used to move fx company executives or other VIPs from place to place to execute their jobs.

 

It was the time of the Barroque. So this ships were fitted out with most comfortable state cabins, bedrooms, kitchens, and last but not least magnificently decorated.

 

 

At first I had in mind to build the HMY Mary from 1670. Only her decorations and paintings were very complicated.

 

The Utrecht, however, seems to me a bit simpler decorated. Moreover, in the books of Seawatch books are very good plans of this ship.

 

I build the Utrecht in scale 1:36. As POF model. However, I'm doing the frames of10mm plywood. Since the frames are not seen through the planking, solid wood is too good for this job in my eyes.

 

Some shots from yesterday.

 

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Regards Hartmut

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Hi,

Beautiful work and will be following this built with much interest.

I see you are building her with the plans from Dr. Gilbert McArdle. I am using Emke's plans and will be a hybrid POB. I am an intermediate builder so for me frames would be more difficult. I will do frames on one of Tasman's ships.

Marc

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Thanks to Jan B. Marc and all the "likes"!!!

 

Yes Marc, I'm building the Utrecht following the plans by McArdle. The plans, particularly the drawings of the frames are of great help.

 

Next days I will fair and assemble the other frames, without bowsection and Stern. And I will scratch the keel.

 

Unlike McArdle I'm going to assemble the keel  before I install the bow and stern frames.

 

Cheers Hartmut

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Since the beginning of May was little time for Utrecht. Some rather interesting jobs took precedence.

But something was still managed in Angarfathers dockyard.
 
Some pics from the way
 
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To make the sternsection was a most interesting  job. The outside after first fairing 
 
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Fairing the inside
 
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Aligning the components prior to assembly
 
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That's Utrecht today.
 
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Cheers Hartmut
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This had been the frames after glueing in the fillers.

 

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After this there were some hours of sanding .

 

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The bowsection after first sanding.

 

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During installation of the bow the laser was a good help again

 

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And thats the Utrecht after many hours of dust and noise. But I think that it could be reasonable certain usefull

 

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Best regards Hartmut

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Hi Hartmut

 

How did I miss the start of your build log??? My apologies, but I'm pulling up my chair rather late. I hope there's room for me to join in.

 

Your Utrecht is looking magnificent! I love the laser to aid in the alignment of the frames. Nice!

 

I'm looking forward to your next update.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Thanks to all likes and to Patrick and Ioannis.

 

After I had finished sanding work I gluede in the keelsom to stabilise the frames. 

 

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Marking the position of the upper wals

 

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Next step: the stems and the keel

 

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Cheers Hartmut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keel and stems are in place.   There were some pieces of wood, therefore I have made the rudder of it.

 

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sawn

 

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sanded

 

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Next step was to mortise the  timber transoms in place, and planking the square tuck. In addition, this work should be made well before planking.

 

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to model the Wing transom was a nice and fiddly job.

 

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The finished square tuck

 

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Cheers Hartmut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi,
I like this vessel. 
I have to order my copy of the plans and book.

Nice work... but... ;)

Your stern... and hull.

Are you sure it has to run straight? Most of the ship has diagonal hull. It used to give extra strength for a stern.

As per img below... I think it should be like this.

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Kind regards,
Mateusz

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Hi Mateus,

 

Thanks for your post.

The angle of the planking was taken differntly according to the sources known to me. In the 16. and 17. century and at larger ships the shipwrights have taken that in the way you drew it. At the Staatenjachts especialy in the 18. century are angle from 15/20 degrees to perpendicular in the historic drawings to be seen. At the replica Utrecht is it approximativ 8 degrees, and in Dr.MacArdles drawings perpendicular. Espacially at the Staatenjachts it seems to be rather an aestheticle as an constructiv

element.

 

Kindly Hartmut

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Modelling the wales.

 

To determine the location of the main wale I did use a copy of the sheer profile plan. 

 

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The location of the main wale

 

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This copy was the base for modelling the wales. 

 

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I wasn't able to bend the bow parts of the wales, about it I have made it by sawing. I bend the long parts of the wales and later on the planks after immersing it in water. For the heat I use a soldering iron with a surface designed for bemding modelplanks

 

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The distanz between the main and lower wale is one plank. 

 

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Cheers Hartmut

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