pete48 Posted January 5, 2016 Share #1 Posted January 5, 2016 (edited) Originally, I was planning on building Cap.n Nates ( Herreshoff ) 12 1/2, I ran into some lofting issues and decided that I would Build Joel White's Version. The boat is a Centerboard Version with some added changes. Before Christmas, I made a frame mock-up of this Boat, wich was dismantled and would be of no use anyway since I will be building the Boat upside-down. (however, it was a great visual tool ) I have all the drawings for the boat in a 1" = 1' - 0" scale ( or 1:12 ) There is no lofting required since the plans include all the patterns. I did have to subtract the thickness of the frames and planking from the Molds. ( not shown on the Body Plan ) The one thing I noticed with the drawings is that everything is square to a baseline, as opposed to the Waterline. ( I think this was done so that the drawings would not be easily altered to obtain the original Herreshoff 12 1/2) Here is what Joel White said about the Boat in his Designers Introduction: While the plans for the Haven 12 1/2 say " Designed by Joel White " and it is true that I did draw the plans, the concept and detailing of this Design were developed by Nathanael Herreshoff back in 1914. His design, generally known as the Herreshoff 12 1/2 footer, produced the most popular of all the Herreshoff-built boats, over 400 having been built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. All I have done is to take the original 12 1/2 and slightly modify the lines to reduce the draft by 1 foot and provide a centerboard to offset the loss of lateral plane. Our goal while drawing the plans was to secure a shallower hull without losing the essence of N.G Herreshoff's original design, and without creating any noticeable change in performance. Every possible attempt was made to reproduce the Character of the body plan. So, I started by making the baseboard for the build ( I repurposed the Buzzards bay building board ) I then laid out the forms ( reducing for the ribs and planking) then cut them out, Here are the results. The first shot is of the mockup Edited January 5, 2016 by Pete48 avsjerome2003, yvesvidal, ccoyle and 12 others 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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