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Two Edwardian type launches by Cap'n'Bob - small - 1:48 - Finished


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Back before anyone knew what a bucket list was, one of the boats on my bucket list was an  Edwardian_launch  Since I had not been able to find drawings of a launch I liked, I decided to design my own.  So out came the books and a few hours (days) later I have what I think will be a nice hull.  The cabin and seating will come later. 

 

As I was cutting out the bulkheads for the hull I happened to notice the 1:200 scale bulkheads for the Pequot that I had just finished.  They were what I started with before I changed to 1:100 scale.  As it turns out they are very similar to the 1:48 scale launch parts I had just cut.  My design has a clipper bow and the Pequot has a blunt bow but . . .  So I’ve decided to build two at the same time.  Something I’ve ever done before.  I expect to have fun finishing the design on both as I build.  As Popeye says “it’s in my head” .

 

Bob

 

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Bob, if you need a good reference for steam launches with lots of pictures and some hull lines, pick up a copy of "The Steam Launch" by Richard Mitchel. Used copies are available for less than $20. This book also includes pictures of boilers and engines.

 

Roger Pellett

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Well since people are showing up I guess it's time to get the party started. At present I do not plan on steam.  Here's the story.  You are at home with the boat at your dock and you say, to the admiral, at about 5:45. "Lets go across the river and have dinner at that nice restaurant."  Well first you have to go down to the boat and start a fire and oil every thing as you wait for the water to boil and produce a head of steam.  By this time the admiral is getting pretty hungry and has gone back up to the house to eat. Leaving you to do whatever you want, as long as it doesn't involve her.  No, steam is fun but it takes too long to get going. 

 

My plan is to build the clipper bowed one as a personal boat similar to the first picture.  The other may end up as an excursion boat with row seating inside. And now for the disclaimer.  Plans may change without warning.

 

Bob

 

This will have a clipper bow.

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Thanks, Nils

 

Glad to have you aboard. Frank.

 

Lawrence, Phoebe's a nice boat and, yes, you need to build her.

 

Popeye as you know, building your dozen or so boats, you need to keep the boatyard busy or the workers get lazy and nothing gets done.

 

You're right, Rodger.  I keep forgetting about the help.

 

We'll get started soon.

 

Bob

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Friends,

 

I have been building and I would like to show the pictures but my computer is screwed up.  A friend on face book told me about an anti-virus program that she and several others said was great, so I down loaded Scan Guard.  My camera was set up to send pictures to my computer.  After installing the program the camera could no longer find the computer but I could move the memory chip to transfer the pictures.  Also clicking on hypertext in word would no longer go to the web.  That was a nascence so I went on the web to find a solution.  One of the suggestions was to run a program by Microsoft that was supposed to fix programs.  That moved every icon on my wallpaper and now when I put in the camera memory chip it says the chip needs to be formatted.  When I figure out how to get everything back the pictures will come.

 

In the mean time I have made one hull and put the under deck on it.  This boat  I plan to paint.  The other will be in a natural wood finish.  I was thinking of cherry but I need a new saw blade for that.  I do have mahogany but it is darker than I had envisioned.  So we will have to see how that goes.

 

That’s about all I have for now.

 

Bob

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OK!

 

Here we go.  After much effort I have things fixed enough that I can put up pictures.

 

Here is where she is at present.  Hull made, floor in and deck on.

 

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Yes, I should have painted the hull before I put on the deck.  As many times as I have done this you think I would learn. 

 

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This is where I hope to be going with this.  Painted hull and polished wood for the cabin.

 

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More to come later.  Hopefully on the other boat.

 

Bob

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Bob, you should have painted the hull before you put on the deck. :D  :D  :D

 

She looks really elegant, mate!

 

John

Thanks John.  Where were you before I put the deck on.  I keep telling myself, "next time" but I don't paint.

 

Bob

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