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Scratchbuilt 1/16th whaleboat

Postby Bazza » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:51 am

Hi all

I am so pleased to see a couple of New Bedford whaleboats being constructed.
Back in the 1990's I was given plans of this whaleboat and decided to build it from Huon Pine.
This timber is now found only in the southern part of Tasmania, Australia.
Many sea going fishing boats have been built from this timber in the past, not now.
It is very slow growing and reasonably flexible and full of natural oil. Excellent for the open ocean.

The most interesting part of construction was using mini trunnels (treenails) in the planking.
Sadly, I have no photos

As I do not have access to this model now, I found only 4 photos I can post

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Re: Scratchbuilt 1/16th whaleboat

Postby Bazza » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:57 am

I found 1 more pic.An overall view.
Interesting to note some immediate differences.
Rowlocks, not pegs and a different design for the removable rudder.
Also, from what I recall, only the top 3 planks were clinker, all others were carvel construction.
Also, there is a hinged centreboard

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Re: Scratchbuilt 1/16th whaleboat

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 am

Very impressive Bazza. She’s a stunner !
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Re: Scratchbuilt 1/16th whaleboat

Postby royjess » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:58 pm

Brilliant, :clap: Fantastic scratch build
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Re: Scratchbuilt 1/16th whaleboat

Postby Bazza » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:23 pm

Thanks Mark and Roy.
You did a great job on your whaleboat Mark. I think thats only the second I have seen you finish. Both for someone else ... :laughing-rolling:
I'm getting a bit doddery now.
Not as sure fingered as I used to be.

It will be interesting to see how I handle the Caroline.

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Re: Scratchbuilt 1/16th whaleboat

Postby Andi Little » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:45 pm

Hey Barry .... finally found a few minutes to respond to this thread, and I was very impressed and grateful to see it. A most excellent build, a very clean and crisp build style and particularly well executed too.
I've had a bit of a look around the ether to see what's out there and I've come across a few pic's of these boats (mainly replicas) with the keel box and board in place and I've seen part and full clinker and a few full carvel hulls too. I'm working on the theory that whilst there was a general flavour to these boats - sort of a geographic house style, there would equally have been detail differences between one boatbuilder/yard and another. At least that's how I'm building mine, such that it will enable me to adopt and discard small details and affectations as my whimsy dictates??
It'll drive the rivet counters wild I know - but there has to be an upside in everything doesn't there? ............. :lol:
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