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Bluenose 1:24 scale Schooner in RC and working sailing model.

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I suppose we have to start somewhere.

I plan to build a 1:24 scale version of " Bluenose".

I have read in depth Jond's version and will follow it closely as it worked. He is a very patient and excellent modeller.

Both my son and I are overwhelmed with the successes of this very famous Schooner.

My son said that " this is a beautiful boat dad ....I just love the lines".

It was only after reading further into it ( Bluenose )

That we became educated enough to realise what " Bluenose " was and what she represented.

My son Damian certainly hit on the lines.

He said without even knowing anything about her.." Dad....this is the ship to build".

She is beautiful.

My son is an artist and has an instant eye for beauty.

He recognized in an instant that " Bluenose " had to be "it".

At nearly 69 years of age it comes to the time that we listen to our siblings and no longer have to tell them what to do but do as advised!!!!

We  have started the journey into " Bluenose" and I guess it will never end as learning is endless.

What a boat!!!

I have made several ships in bottles, and a few kit builds but now the challenge is set for me.

This ( to me) is a big challenge and I will need helping out.

I am learning naughty terms....sorry ( nautical ) terms and have a thirst to learn more.

Meanwhile hopefully, here are a few shots of how I am starting out.

The first is of yours truly having just arrived home with a lot of red cedar logs.

The second is of our building board specially built to the size of the yacht with two huge logs of cedar on top.

The build board is mounted on a trolley with wheels so I can get to any part of the build.

We live in Australia.

The pics are of the building board for Bluenose and the huge hunks of red cedar we bought from my ol mate down the road lie in readiness for the hull planking. I have two more logs like this.

So I guess a build log starts with exactly that.

LOGS!!!!!

The sheets behind are MDF to form the hull formers on which the planking will be done.

The formers will be sacrificial.

We await the plans from Canada which will be scaled up by double the size.

I believe they are Eisonor plans.

Pete

 

 

 

 

 

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Nils and Tarbrush.

Thank you.

I dare say when the plans arrive I shall have some entertainment for us ( me included)

I wanted to build something huge, impressive and an heirloom.

Bluenose is perfect.

It will certainly tax my skills.

I am very excited about it.

I dont thing I did my lungs any good sawing up all that cedar but hey ho.

Should have worn a mask.

One thing that worries me is if I have to build a false keel to sail her???

My son ( 47 ) reckons not to bother as it is a scaled down version of the real thing that did actually float and ...well....beat the Americans 18 years running so that sounds pretty good to me.

I will fill the keel with lead for a starters and see what happens.

I am  reckoning the masts will be some 7 ft high or more.

That's a lot if sail area!.

Pete

 

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