Tallshiptragic Posted March 11, 2015 Share #1 Posted March 11, 2015 (edited) Hi everyone, This is my first post after a few years. I had been on the original forum though work as usual always got in the way. Anyway signing back up I've decided to post a new build log of what I'm building now. This will be a model of the STS Leeuwin II. The STS (Sail Training Ship) Leeuwin II is a tall ship based in Fremantle, Western Australia. The Leeuwin is a three-masted barquentine. It was built to a design by local naval architect Len Randell by Australian Shipbuilding Industries Pty Ltd (now BAE Systems Australia) and launched on 2 August 1986. It is currently operated by the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, a private not-for-profit organisation that runs youth training voyages along the West Australian coast. The ship's overall length is 55 metres (180 ft) and its beam 9 metres (30 ft). The hull is welded steel with a teak deck. The main mast is 33 metres (108 ft) tall and, when fully rigged, the ship carries over 810 square metres (8,700 sq ft) of sails. A full crew consists of 55 people, consisting of 5 permanent crew, up to 10 volunteers (including four watch leaders, a bosun's mate, cook's mate and purser), and 40 trainees. The watch leaders take control of the four watch groups and lead the trainees through activities and ship duties on voyages of five days and more. The model is based around a fiberglass hull and will be built using various media including fiberglass, plastic, wood and brass. Edited March 11, 2015 by Tallshiptragic CaptainSteve, ccoyle, qwerty2008 and 7 others 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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