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druxey --

thank you!!!

the English  ~50' vessel of interest was built c.1630.

the modern representation being built has 3 [p/s] cant frames at the bow.

other than being a pain to model i wondered about the timing from a historical perspective.

transverse frames would have been easier for me, but i guess better for the real shipwrights.

now off to deal with the wales.



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No cant frames were used in English shipbuilding in the 1630's, Ed.


Modern 'replicas' are usually not exactly that; usually headroom is increased, modern nav equipment, flushing heads, small auxiliary diesel engines and a prop fitted, etc. Also modern safety regulations apply!


One silly example recently was Bluenose II. She was being restored (the ship is a replica of the original Bluenose) and re-fitted. Current regulations insisted on a steel rudder so, at great expense, one was made and fitted. She proved unmanageable due to the weight so the wooden rudder had to reinstalled.

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druxey --


kind of figured all of that - just was not sure - thanks for clarification.

vessel is being built to both lloyds and uscg specs so architect/designer has lots of hoops to clear.



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