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Joe,

 

Looking nice!  This was my first built and whilst it was not my best, I learned a lot and plan to build it again.

 

Whilst I don't have any info / ideas on the 'hardware' for the Sakonnet, I would like to suggest researching information for Lightning sailboats.  The first Lightning Sailboat was build in 1938 in a small upstate New York village, based on history and detail going back to just after the Revolutionary war.  Another classic for 'details' is the Snipe.    

 

As for the decking, based on photos I've seen of Sakonnet's, the decking was constructed of a layer of plywood that was covered in canvas.  The canvas was then sealed / waterproofed using a concoctions of marine grade paints.  It was a high maintenance deck that had to be replaced every few years.  But it is a true classic .

 

I've been traveling the past two weeks for work and plan to get home sometime next week.  When I get home, I'll look for photos of the Sakonnet.

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Ahoy Joe  :D

 

I myself prefer the brass rod that you are using. However I recently saw a build where black Monofilament fishing line was used against a white maple deck with black caulking. It was a very good look as the treenails (for a better word) contrasted very nicely and stood proud. . Consider all the colors and diameters that fishing line comes in I am sure the possibilities are endless.

 

Your log has inspired me to take a trip to Bass pro shops and see if they sell a "rust" or "corroded" colored fishing line. 

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Hi Joe,

 

What a lovely vessel you are building !

And so neat and tidy !

Your paint job is fabulous !

Can I take lessons from you ???? :D  :D

I enjoy every picture !

You know , I'm building a model that's a "little" bit bigger then yours  ;)

But when I see that small stuff, I take my hat off for you !

I will look over your shoulder to see what you are doing further ( if you don't mind )

 

Sjors

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Hi Joe,

 

I have one of these kits that is badly framed and I'm too intimidated to get the hull planking done since I already had to rip the planks off twice.  :  (  I didn't start modeling to be unhappy so I'm working on paper boats and will get back to the  SDS  one day.  A long way to go to tell I find your log to be  interesting and informative.

 

regards]

 

Kurt

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It's getting better and better Joe!  Love the extra detail you add to that lovely little boat.  The different colored wood really makes it a classy boat the rich and famous would be proud of owning.  You keep that up and before you know it you'll be doing scratch builds  ;)

 

Cheers,

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Hi Joe,

 

You told us about a nail......in your hand.

I have to magnify the picture to see it !!!!!!!!

That you can work with something that small.......amazing !

But it looks so great !I wish I can do that tiny stuff.

I all ready has problems with the big stuff !

 

Sjors

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