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  Hello everybody,

My Dad was a shrimper from South Carolina all his life. I grew up shrimping, along with my brother and sisters. My brother and I worked as deckhands since childhood. I started going very young,I made my first ocean voyage at age 4 and have been working boats ever since.We grew up in a small town McClellanville,SC and I still live right outside of there. My Dad had this boat built in 1978 at Desco Marine, St. Augustine Fla. I remember all of us going down and picking her up. My Dad was so proud of her, it was his life. It was a big step up from his old boat, I will never forget thinking we actullay have a fridge!! Thanks, no more luggin ice to the cooler every day. Many a day draggin and heading shrimp. I've headed more than I care to remember. We worked the boat all over the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico,I went full time at 15 and got my first Captains License at 18 (100 ton Master Near Coastal) I am a true Hawsepiper (Unlimted Masters all Oceans)and have spent my life at sea. Right now I am the Captain of a small cargo ship MV Coastal Venture that I run all over.

  After finding this site(which I think is great) I decided to try and build her. I found plans on the internet and scaled them up to 1-24 scale. It's my first build and I have learned plenty, Its been fun so far and I am hoping for a decent model. This site can be very intimidating to someone new at building. There is such talent on here, the craftsmanship is unbelievable. Such talent, way beyond anything I could attempt. I was hesitant to start a build log but I am fascinated with the builds going on. There are so many Masters on here, Chuck,the Kingfisher, Dans build, and many more, way too many to name. I do want to thank them all for posting, as I have progressed and learned by their skill.

   So I do hope somebody will enjoy my little attempt at scratch building. I cut all the bulkheads out of 1/4 birch ply and the planking is Balsa. Plenty of new skills to learn but I am trying. I've been working on it off and on for a year. I finished fiberglassing the hull and I think it turned out ok. Now for the rigging and the cabin! The first picture is when my Dads boat was launched, the second on the rail at Fernandina Beach Fla., The third blessing of the Fleet and last but not least, Thats my Dad on the left, me at 16 I think and Capatin David Cook, after spending all day scraping and painting.

Thanks captain Scott White 

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Working on : Shrimpboat

 

Built: Bounty Launch

 

 

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Hello Scott looking forward to seeing some pictures of your model.

 

Michael

Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  

 

Anything you can imagine is possible, when you put your mind to it.

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Hi Scott,

 

look´s very good.

I like it

cheers    :cheers:

 

Robert

 

 

And when the workaholic grabs me, I sit quietly in a corner and wait until the attack is over

 

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My planking is sad, good thing for wood filler!! ;) I wish I could find the picture of it but my first learning curve was don't drop it! Right after I finished gluing the keel, the next day I dropped it and it broke in half. No way I could see to fix so I had to start again. Second learning curve (read the planking tutorial first!)  I'm hesitant to post these pictures but here it is flaws and all!

Thanks Scott

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Working on : Shrimpboat

 

Built: Bounty Launch

 

 

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Looking good Scott.

 

Michael

Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  

 

Anything you can imagine is possible, when you put your mind to it.

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Great pictures of your dad's boat, Scott - and I love the one of you at 16 with your dad.

 

The model is coming along really well.  I'm looking forward to seeing your updates. 

 

One thing about building your model on board - no one is going to tell the Old Man, "Hey, you can't leave that thing there!" :D

 

John

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Scott,

Why worry about the planking tutorial?  You glassed it perfectly.  A fitting tribute, I my opinion. 

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Your sea-faring history is neat and when adding to the model's history this is going to be a great build to watch!

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-Sarah

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Scott the hull looks great, it is really neat to see the model sitting on the chart in the wheelhouse, at least I am assuming its the wheelhouse,and thanks for your comment about my build.

 

Michael

Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  

 

Anything you can imagine is possible, when you put your mind to it.

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Scott,

 

I just caught up with your build.  It’s looking good.

 

Bob

Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  SS_ Mariefred

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II,   Two Edwardian Launches 

 

In the Gallery:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray

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Thanks for all the nice comments everybody.         :10_1_10:

 

I'm learning thats all I can say. It's been fun and its pushing me to learn new things. My next learning curve is with the house and riggin, I did some work trying to build the riggin out wood but I am not happy with it. I bought brass today and having never tried to solder  it will be a challenge ! Wish me luck I will need it!

 

Yes Michael that is the wheelhouse of my ship, My work shop!!!  Plus you're cutter is great I really like it !

 

I sail on april 27 San Diego- Yokosuka Japan 21 days so I should have some time to work on it.

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Working on : Shrimpboat

 

Built: Bounty Launch

 

 

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Well I must be the worlds slowest builder:) but I refuse to surrender!! Been trying to teach myself how to solder and here is some rigging I finally finished.  I love this site it helps keep me motivated and building. One step at a time and maybe one day I'll have a finished model. 

 

Thanks Scott

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Working on : Shrimpboat

 

Built: Bounty Launch

 

 

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Slow is OK when you do such good looking brass work.

 

Bob

Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  SS_ Mariefred

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II,   Two Edwardian Launches 

 

In the Gallery:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray

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