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Kate Cory by Moony - 1/48 - Whaling schooner/brig 1856/59

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Hello friends of the little wooden ships,


after reading the intersting reprint of Lobbocks “The,Arctic Whaler“ I started some research on Whaling Ships. But I wasn't able to find a more detailled plan as the one of the “Kate Cory of Westport“. Built as a Whaling Schooner some years later she was, rerigged as a brig. And I figured out hat the nine sheets of plans of her were availible here: https://store.whalingmuseum.org/products/brig-kate-cory

at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The plan has got nine sheets and I additivly ordered the hulldetails and the beetle whaleboat as there were no boat details at all to find on the plan foreview.

There are interesting details as

cuts of the hull - giving interesting information - also for the panking,too

Alltogether with p&p I have had to pay 110,-US$. Hoping she is worth this pile of kate3_1024x1024.jpg.c9c7d1e6b5b33ffc43c170a890bc51f9.jpgmoney. Here the nice view of an also possible hull model:


It is known to me that there is a kit but I think it is too expensive for me to pay three times more than more the plans. So I'm awaiting my plans in the next days and making a little start in here for the questions I have collected. 

In a first start I want to build her as a schooner



to get some feeling for the wood - later I may be able to build the installed



brig rigging.



I think about building the boarts as in the seperatly bought plan shown (upper right corner) - but the plan seems not to show a double ender boat hanging in the davits or are they painted in this strange way - as the British black sailed Norfolk Wheery?




So these are the first impressions of her.


I guessed a lot - as the inwasted/invested money in whaling boats.. so did I guess right?

Hope you like it.







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