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Fictional sandbagger LANA by mitbok - based on ANNIE plans - SMALL


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I have fallen in love with the hull shape of these boats before knowing any story behind them.

There was a hull model in NYYC model room where I first came across it. Later found out what it was

but since I build kits only and there isn’t any of the sandbaggers, building one was sort of a dream.

Than several years later, a member of MSW, altalena18 started building one here and was kind enough

to share the info and some of his work with me. Finally I started my own build. When it comes to small boat models I tend to drift away from plans of a particular boat, let some imagination in as if I was building a real boat for myself. I also give them names after women in my family (so far grandma and daughter are already on the stern and name plate). This one will be named after my wife (for all she cares)

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Keel and frames were laser cut by Chuck Passaro from plywood (not sure if that would throw this build into kits category). Got them from Chuck way faster than I was ready to start.  Decided to paint the hull and leave the rest in bare wood so hull planking is bass wood for ease of working with. Rest of the boat will be done with boxwood, pear (swiss and my neighbors) and white holly. Some of the wood I got from Wood Project Source, got really great service for such small order.

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Thank you guys!

I like both options and some sandbaggers had  two mast holes so rig could be changed.

I am thinking sloop rig although it will double models foot print.

 

Now working on planking the cockpit. Sidewall is made from boxwood veneer that was run through thickness sander

to get it paper thin. Planks are white holly. 

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Cap rail for cockpit is done20170808_021047_resized.thumb.jpg.58c879cad4c016472c8ec3c8410778dc.jpg, has some problems but it's in place and I am going to go on to next step.... which is the seats.

Have not mentioned before but i am weathering the model with bitumen patina to give it an antique appearance.

Patina also brings out the detail.


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Thank you guys!

There is a reason why only a few of those are sailing now days.  Despite the fine lines and specious cockpit

sailing those things was far from leisurely. Compared to cars they would be something of a bolide racers - fast

but demanding and not easy to handle. They required an experienced crew which actually cost money back than.

Movable ballast consisting of sand bags had to be moved on each tack. Capsizing did happen, apparently often enough.

By the 1880's a cutter type boats where proving themselves as fast but much user friendlier craft. Sandbagger type racing

slowly transfered itself in dinghy racing that is still very well alive.

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Rudder is now attachable, although tiller is yet to be attached. Can't figure out how the rode that secures gudgeons (no pintles on this one!) was

inserted or removed. Seems that tiller had to be removed first, something that will not be possible on the model. 

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Also working on some brass hardware for attaching rigging.

Cockpit floor that I made originally was to low and curviture of the hull protruded into the cockpit way more than on Annie.

So now I am reworking it by overlaying the old floor with thin ply and new decking on top. All that without removing seats! Ugh...

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Hello Mitbok

 

Sorry I am so late finding this build. As you say, what a beautiful hull shape. The build quality is tremendous.

l liked the process for the seat pillars, I will copy that some time.

I see that the guard on the Byrnes saw is always in the up position. I wonder if anyone ever uses the saw with the guard down?

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Few more details..

could not find clear evidence for the cleat on top of traveler rail (if it is indeed a traveler as there are several of those rails).

It seems though something is there and seen it on another similar craft... so will let it be

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