mtaylor Posted March 8, 2014 Share #1 Posted March 8, 2014 While waiting for wood to resume my Licorne Version 2.0 build, I'm doing a side project of the ship's boats. Given that any decision raises questions... here's mine: Frolich states that even frigates carried three boats nestled inside each other - a Longboat (the largest), a Barge, and then a Cutter. They were stored on the gundeck on chocks. Hahn only shows a Longboat (he didn't want to build the other two) and it seems a tad large for the area it goes in. I have plans for all three from the Bonhomme Richard and from Frolich's book but will have to adjust them for sizing. 1) Given that there's several hatches (4 to be exact) and two scuttles, how high would the chocks have to be? Hahn doesn't show this. The problem is there's a main hatch with a ladder that comes up under the boat. 2) Would all the boats after being stored, have a canvas tarp over them to keep water out? I've heard the boats were left uncovered so rain, etc. would keep the wood swelled and the joints tight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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