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As suggested on my opening forum in New to MSW by Allan, I am opening this forum to solicit information/suggestions or insights in completing a model of the Roger B.Taney that I inherited. The model was started by my farther but was not completed. I am now working with a modeler at the SDGO Maritime Museum both fixing damage and trying to complete. I have attached photos to my open forum in New to MSW along with additional information. 

In studying the rigging and sails as inherited it appears that my father took liberties in design of the sail plan increasing the sail area to increase speed. As I look at the rigging it also appears that the  modifications will not work as rigged(not complete). I have found a number of references but none address the specific rigging or the modifications.

Any insight or assistance will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks, Paul

 

Decided to add photos...

 

 

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Roger B Taney

Revenue Cutter

Launched 12/26/1833

Isaac Webb design

 

LBP 74.5"

Beam  20" 8.5"

Depth  7.5'

 

Howard I Chapelle drafted a hull plan and it is available from The Smithsonian

They also have  spar plan for the near contemporary  Revenue cutter Jefferson and one for the Revenue cutter Washington.

Since Jefferson may have been a sister, this plan may be close enough.

 

Chapelle provided the following data on his plan of the Taney

 

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Help for the details may be available in one or all of the following books:

 

LEVER,L DARCY                                                    
EDWARD W SWEETMAN CO                         
NEW YORK                 
1963
MASTING - RIGGING        


ART OF RIGGING, THE  1848                                        
BIDDLECOMB,G                                                     
EDWARD A SWEETMAN                            
NEW YORK                 
1969
MASTING AND RIGGING      


KEDGE ANCHOR, THE  1876                                          
BRADY,WILLIAM N                                                  
MACDONALD AND JANE'S                         
LONDON                   
1974
MASTING AND RIGGING      

 

SEAMANSHIP 1862                                                  
NARES,GEORGE S                                                   
GRESHAM BOOKS                                
SURRY                    
1979
SEAMANSHIP                           
19TH MASTING RIGGING SAIL                                                                                                                                                              

Rigging Period Ship Models
Petersson, Lannarth
Seaforth

2011

 

I have not looked at the books to see which are really helpful for a small vessel like this.

 

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I'm also finally starting a Dikar Roger B Taney model that I bought over 20 years ago but surprise, surprise, the only printed materials they included were plan sheets 1-4, supposedly there should have been 8 sheets total.

 

So if anyone has the complete plans/instructions and wouldn't mind selling/loaning/photographing a copy it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks Edit by moderator to remove email addy and prevent you being spammed.

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