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Aug 19, 2003, 10:42 AM
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My Scale Revenue Cutter


I started this (early summer). I poke away at on a given Sunday.
Since I`m doing the aircraft thing right now I`m progress has slowed a bit.

The Hull is 6' without the bow sprit. I`m planning on Lateen, square rig (Maybe studs as well) and forward jibs.

It took me years to compile sheer, plans, etc to build the one I want.

Briish Cutter "Comet" 1809

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Warren
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Aug 19, 2003, 10:48 AM
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Forward 1/4


She is all scratch with solid oak keel. Bass deck,etc. I haven`t decided on the hull planking yet.

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Sep 17, 2003, 09:18 PM
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You say youve drawn plans? Will you sell a copy? oilman2@telus.net
Apr 30, 2004, 09:17 PM
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Back at it again


Well I hauled it out onto the bench. Sheeted most of the deck. Planed the main mast today. Blocks are being cut as well. I`ll posy more picks soon.

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Apr 30, 2004, 10:19 PM
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Warren, Looking good, can't wait to see the progress photos--I love those old boats!
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Mar 01, 2006, 06:10 PM
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Finally back at it,.......again.


I had her put away for awhile. Decided to start back up again. Between this and my PBY I`m hoping to be on the lake with both this summer.

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Mar 01, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Some Pics


I`ll be documenting this one since I have a new camera now.
Mar 01, 2006, 06:19 PM
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More Pics


I`ve been planking and working the Mast. I`ll post more pics tonight.

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Mar 01, 2006, 06:53 PM
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Deck Planking


After much thought,.......like 6 months, I decided to mill up 1/8 maple ply for deck planks. The sub deck is 3/16 balsa sealed, sanded and sealed again. The bottom was also drenched in Thompson Water seal as well. Each plank (random stain) is laid up with black hemp (45lb.) for seal. I`m looking forward to the deck now. I almost gave up on this ship. Then I realized all the research and work up to now and decided,......no can do,.......she`ll be worth it.

I`ll post pics of the mast underway later.

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Mar 01, 2006, 08:19 PM
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Hi Warren,

This is a really interesting (if lengthy) project. Please keep us informed of your progress, and lots more pics please.

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The Hull is 6' without the bow sprit.
I wonder how much lead you will need for the keel if you intend to put her in the water?

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Mar 01, 2006, 09:07 PM
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The Keel


Yup,....RC Sailboat she will be. The Keel will have metal extrusions out the bottom so different style and weight can be bolted on. I`ll show you a few pics tonight.

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Mar 01, 2006, 09:59 PM
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Lower Hull


I won`t be planking the hull until the end. This way I can resolve radio installation much easier.

I spent some hours building the keel and setting hull formers (shadows). They are locked into the keel as you can see. I set up a Jig to mill the keel in the form of a "key" in order to lock in the formers which are secured with gussets. The metal brackets for the "ballast" keel will mount from a plate that runs on top of the gussets and bolts to sandwich the keel. Hard-wood blocks will pack out the formers where the lateral stress will be apparent. The hull is light at this stage but very solid, (overly) somewhat. The mast stem reciever plate is bullet proof as you can see underneath with stainless hardware.
Mar 01, 2006, 10:38 PM
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A little History of this Ship


Well,.....there is none really. British Cutter "Comet" of 1809.

I searched the world over, every book, article and similair reference.
I am so determined to build this ship for those reasons alone. In my eyes she`s a thing of beauty. Good subject for a scale model. Anyway I had to draw up plans from 2-3 others Cutter/Man-O-War,etc. The only glaring difference is the transom which I will have to reduce after building it. The top side is being built from the attached photo. I built a 1/48 model of it some time ago from scratch just to sort out the "left turns".

I`m happy so far. I will be adding a motor/stuffing box as well. The prop will be discreetly stashed in front of the rudder. Never now when one might have to cheat to save.

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Mar 04, 2006, 12:18 PM
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More Pics


Decided to sew up a sail on my 70 year old "Singer".
Mar 10, 2006, 12:24 PM
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Dead Eyes and Bow


I started the dead eyes with wooden kitchen knobs. 1/8 brass for upper link. The dead eyes are turned on the drill press for the groove, rear cut off and sanded to shape. The brass is bound with copper wrap and soldered. Finished the cat heads. There is an oak plate under the sub-deck that receives them into a mortised slot. I`ll plant the windlass on the deck when finished. I`m not sure about a capstan yet since these smaller vessels sometimes used the windlass to haul.

I really want to sail this model in the summer, so every minute I get I try to plug in the build.

The colour of the sails seems O.K. but I`m having second thoughts. Maybe I should go white? Any opinions are welcome. Maybe to much "browns" over all. Not sure yet.

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