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Old Jan 03, 2011, 09:48 AM
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United States, MD, Severna Park
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At the moment, this model is second in priority to the Constellation, so don't expect to see a lot happening very fast.

The plans for this boat are drawn in 1:32nd scale, or 3/8 of an inch equals one foot. Baltimore Clippers are sharp hulls with a lot of dead-rise and Pride was only 90 feet - 1:32nd wouldn't make a large enough model to fit a big sail arm servo. I played around with the numbers a bit and finally decided to make her 1:20th scale - .6 inches equals 1 foot - giving the model the dimensions cited in the previous post.

I scanned the plans and re-sized them, printing them out full size on the plotter - a $100 find on Craig's List. Then I drew up the forms from her station lines and printed each one full sized. These were glued to plywood and cut out on the band saw to become the forms on which the hull will be built. I have to get some material for the keel, stem, and stern post.
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