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Carrie Creek Posted - 04/05/2018 : 2:42:53 PM
so, a few years ago I had started building a model of a schooner I had designed based on the proportions of the Grand Banks fishing schooners of the 1920-30s. The Canadian schooner "Bluenose 2" is an example.

Pictures follow below.
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Carrie Creek Posted - 03/28/2020 : 07:18:19 AM
Greg, thanks for stopping by, yes, it is all hands (fingers) on deck.
Rich, your question has me puzzled. There is nothing wrong with a quick and dirty boat build yours is looking good.

I keep getting tempted to start all over to fix all the problems but I have come up with an idea that might help.
There are 2 frames that fit in-between the frames that are there now. Thinking of making them as they would be made , technically they would be called triple drawn frames made up of futtocks.
I will make up an experimental set to explain and see how they go.

I’m at work right now waiting on my trailer to get loaded so I can get on home.
Pennman Posted - 03/24/2020 : 10:44:33 PM
Jeez... Phil, after seeing what you're doing here, there's no wonder why I chose to do a small, crappy boat build!! This is truly amazing work for sure. How do you keep afloat?

Ensign Posted - 03/23/2020 : 8:38:00 PM
Phil, nice to see your ship building thread resurface here again!
Certainly looks like all hands on deck, doing all of those stanchions.
Keep at her!

Greg Shinnie
Carrie Creek Posted - 03/23/2020 : 8:31:00 PM
Time to get some stanchions made. Should have been making and adding them as I made the deck beams. When I get caught up to the end of the beams now installed I will be adding them then.
Here is a short SBS of adding them now,

the spacer to insure the correct placement and the port side stanchion laid out

laying out the starboard stanchion, guidelines and points pricked for the curved sides. the horizonal downward curving line is the top of the deck beam.

gluing the port side to spacer, other side supported to keep level. notice the curve has been drawn in

both sides glued and rough cut to shape.

these get dropped in between the beams in place and glued down.
more close work- time consuming.

Carrie Creek Posted - 12/03/2019 : 12:19:34 PM
Frank, yes that would work but I had already bent the three 1/32" layers before I posted the first pictures. If you go back to the first page you can see the 3 layers stacked by the glue bottles. I did not take pics of that process but it was the same as I did with the transom seat just on another form. They were bent to a 3.25"radius curve (a 12'scale radius).
I was already planning on having to cut the rabbet in back then. The rabbet gives me a better gluing surface than the angled face I had temporary sanded in around the shape of the transom.

Frank Palmer Posted - 12/03/2019 : 09:44:42 AM

Phil, too late to suggest this now. But perhaps 2 pieces of 1/16" basswood one the full width and one the rabbet width sandwiched together.
Carrie Creek Posted - 12/02/2019 : 6:09:49 PM
Frank, she sure is a beauty!
so, back to the schooner, as I mentioned earlier time to cut the rabbet into the transom edge. This is being a slow careful process. Cut a little on one face then the other and work down to the needed depth and angles.

cutting the back face

cutting down to the back face

checking the depth for the planking

finished starboard side, ready to tackle the port side

when finished I can remove the transom template

some more small steps to come....

Frank Palmer Posted - 11/22/2019 : 5:22:52 PM

Phil, she's a slick little thing. Going back over 40 years ago a buddy of mine had a Silver Slipper fiberglass boat very similar to that one.
TRAINS1941 Posted - 11/22/2019 : 12:54:53 PM
Originally posted by Carrie Creek

Frank, Pygmy Boats has a real nice 14’ Wineglass wherry kit, stitch and glue system. Weighs only 90lbs has 2 rowing positions cost about 1700.00 plus shipping! Also has an sailing option.

Only problem Frank it won't fit on "Wreckers Reef"!!!
Carrie Creek Posted - 11/22/2019 : 12:14:40 PM
Frank, Pygmy Boats has a real nice 14’ Wineglass wherry kit, stitch and glue system. Weighs only 90lbs has 2 rowing positions cost about 1700.00 plus shipping! Also has an sailing option.
Frank Palmer Posted - 11/03/2019 : 09:38:30 AM
They said they were going to the Wooden Boat Show in one of the episodes to give a talk and update. I’m amazed how well they are getting this thing done. For a couple of novices they have their boat knowledge down pretty good.

I’ve always wanted to build a wooden dory or something. I’ve considered using the “stitch” method.
Carrie Creek Posted - 11/02/2019 : 9:52:31 PM
Frank, I found the only mention in the July/August 2019 issue #269 of “Wooden Boat” Mag. in a column about resources for boat building. Just a mention how the WoodenBoat forum helped them over some rough spots.
Frank Palmer Posted - 10/30/2019 : 5:17:45 PM
As a boat lover I find it quite interesting. They started out with full time jobs and working on the Arabella part time. Now they've quite their jobs and are being financed by the YouTube series and several other sites.

Carrie Creek Posted - 10/29/2019 : 6:50:48 PM
Frank, thanks for the link, very interesting. I think I might have seen something on this in my “Wooden Boat” mag. I will have to look it up, looks like this was started about 2yrs ago. Gives me a starting point!

Jerry and Carl thanks for stopping by, appreciate it immensely!
TRAINS1941 Posted - 10/29/2019 : 11:29:12 AM
Great job Phil and really interesting.

Franks thanks for the link.

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