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Build log part 68

 

 

starting with the stay sails.....

 

 

Slowly but constantly the sails are being rigged. The spanker and the bottom row of stay sails are on

 

 

 

 

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Nils

 

 

 

Build log part 69 to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Popeye,

 

Thank you, yeah, it Looks a bit strange without the square sails put on but I have to do additional work on some of  the uncompleted Yards, and still I`m having some headaches with the two lower Yards (when sharp braced, Yard moving much away from mast).

I should rather have rigged the the first two shrouds in stand alone single lines on each side and mast with a quick loostenable additional tackle, also not incorporating the catharpins attachments to These.

Would recommend this to other modelers who may intend to rig Yards in a braced mode

 

Nils

 

 

 

Thank you Juergen,

 

I`m quite happy to be so far with the build in the Moment. As my Amati plan Shows neighter sail rigging, nor stay sails, i hope and presume that the sails I did are not too wrong. I am using much more individual blocks for all those sail rigging lines than originaly intended, but I think it is worth it not to save material here.....

 

Nils

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To me it doesn't look strange, with just the stay sails she kind of reminds me of the Xebec rigged with her Lateen Sails, if one doesn't focus on the tall Masts. ... But then I love fore and aft rigs and Lateen setups.

 

To me I couldn't tell you if they are wrong, but I can say they look GOOD. Your Pegasus just keeps expanding and becoming more detailed. With the more distant pictures, one almost forgets that she's cut away for internal viewing. The layers of detail, that draws one in and as you get closer more detail appears, with the added cut away makes your Pegasus SO unique. It is the work of a real Master.   

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Keith,

 

thanks for your words,

for the sheet, tacks, brails, reeflines, etc,.... I refer to Lennarth Peterssons and James Lees publications

 

Nils

 

 

Martin,

thank you for your appreciation, I trust that it will be easier to get the mounted squaresails prefixed to the Yards and then rigged to the masts, than fiddeling the stay sails in between the squaresails, but ist just a thought, I have to try it out, and see how it goes...

 

Nils

 

 

B.E.

 

Many times I thought of rigging a full suit of sails, or if that would possibly overload the appearance of the model, or take much of the sight on it, but on the other Hand I know only of one "Swan Class" model I`ve seen, and that was in scale 1:48 bearing most of the rigged sails, and I found that very inspiring, so there was the challenge if I can do it in scale 1:64.....

 

Nils

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Build log part 69

 

 

Starting yesterday with a ship captains gig (POF build in 1:64) to suite the available space at the ships waist and on top of the gallows...., lashed to the spare spars afterwards

 

Looking up my literature for a plan I could use, I fould a nice looking boat ( line- and frame plans), amoungst several orthers, in Chapmans Architectura Navalis Mercatoria.

The plan had to be converted to a max length of 136 mm for the boats overall dimension without hooked in rudder.

 

The frames will have (sawn) precut lines for breaking out the inner frame portions afterwards, and all frames brought to a horizontal level for fixing on a flat building base

 

I would like to do the hull planking in Clinker mode and hope I can do it. Its a long time ago when the two lifeboats of my "Bohuslän" (appr. the same size) were built POF with clinker planking. This now shall be a little intermediate trip to 18 th century boatbuilding

 

For fellow builders that are interested, I have made some pics comprising the to date status on this little project....

 

 

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this is what I have in mind, (the upper two, and bottom right), pic borrowed from the web

 

 

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Chapmans book, chose model # 5 lines and frameplan

 

 

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transfer frames and keel to 1mm ply

 

 

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Deck- and waterline view

 

 

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frames cut out with the jig-saw

 

 

Nils

 

to be continued....

 

 

 

 

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Captains gig

 

the keellaying took place today

 

 

 

 

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the obligatory base board with supports for leaning and glueing the frames to....

 

 

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there wont be any stringers except for one, bothsides, like shown here

 

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frame precuts (for breaking out) can be seen here

 

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Bob,

I hope you`re right, the Planks will be very thin, and at the bow and Stern Ends the overlapping plank portions have to be thined down, so that the Planks come flush to the bow- and sternpost bedding. Trying to find some suitable Planks in my scrap wood-bin

 

 

David,

you are allways welcome, so we both can watch the open ending of what works out......

 

 

Piet,

yes Piet I noticed your lovely Dinghi build activities in November this year already, knowing it is / was an ambitious Task, but it turned out very good looking, and the scale is even smaller. Does it fit into the appropriate Subs boat- hold ?

 

 

Alistair,

the Framework is very fragile, and having no proven kit to build from, all neccesary reinforcements have to be made and fitted as the Need requires. When planking is completed I shall remove it from the build block and and remove the centerportions of the framework

 

 

Nils

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Thank you Martin,

 

for your appreciation,

 

the choise fell on this boat because it Looks a bit more elegant than the more or less working boats  (bringing out the anchor, etc...) . For a longboat the space in the Swan Class waist was not Long enough, and a cutter would have had too much beam. The captains gig now has widest beam at appr. 36% of its length.

The 18 th century square-riggers, mother ships, mostly were resembling what was called the "cod`s head and makerel tail" lines and I wanted the ships boat to present These lines as well, as the boats were in general near copies of their mother ships, regarding to hull-lines.

 

Nils

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Hello Nils, thanks for looking at my dinghy.  I'm close to finishing version 2.0 now because the first one did not satisfy me.

 

QUOTE:

Piet,

yes Piet I noticed your lovely Dinghi build activities in November this year already, knowing it is / was an ambitious Task, but it turned out very good looking, and the scale is even smaller. Does it fit into the appropriate Subs boat- hold ?

 

Answer:

Yes, the little dinghy fits in it's housing below the work deck.  Version 1.0 is temporarily hanging on its lifting boom, waiting for version 2.0 to be finished.

 

Your little boat is progressing quite nicely.

 

Cheers,

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Update......

 

the clinker planking is with 0,5 x 4,3 strips of nutwood

 

7 Planks per side between keel and sheer. I`ll fit one more plank later, each side above the sheerline

 

due to leaving the rather sharp edged clinker contours, there is hardly no sanding afterwards possible, roughnesses can be trimmed with a flat key-file if necessary

 

Nils

 

 

 

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Thank you Bob,

 

I was much inspired by your beautiful boat for the "Essex", and after postponing a boats build for the "Pegasus" several times, that gave the Initial go for myself to do so at last. I know B.E. also built a beautiful longboat in POF mode, that I also had in mind, but I thought a 18 th century captain`s gig in clinker build was also not bad, and not presented at NMSW yet, and I just want to see if I can do it..... About half the planking is on now so that the other half will be repeatable work.....

 

Nils

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Thank you Bob,

 

I saw this lapstrake method in a wooden boatbuilding book many years ago and hoped that someday I could make use of it.

I think for building a cutter like "Alert", or "Cheerful", or Sherbourne" in a larger scale with clinker planking, that would be a nice exercise to do

 

Nils

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