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II. THE HULL AND FRAMING (continued)

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February 19, 2017

Continuing the Planking

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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February 20, 2017

Continuing the Planking - re inserting planking piece that had to be cut out earlier.

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San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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February 22, 2017

Continuing with Planking inside of Bulwarks using 1 x 7 mm Walnut. The Red color is Red Ochre #AP9116W Admiralty Paints from JoTika. I am not ready to install the Transom piece yet.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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February 23, 2017

Continuing with Planking inside of Bulwarks using 1 x 7 mm Walnut. The Red color is Red Ochre #AP9116W Admiralty Paints from JoTika.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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February 26, 2017

Continuing with Planking inside of Bulwarks using 1 x 7 mm Walnut. There are A LOT of problems to overcome just by not interpreting the instructions properly. Again, the instructions jump around and are not good in sequential order. Some of this is my error for not reading and studying far enough into the manual to have complete understanding of what is to be accomplished. Some of this error is also mine as I get really involved in what I am doing that I am not thinking well enough in advance. However, I think I have to give my self a little credit for finding fault with the MAST alignment. It is a very good think that I did not fully plank the hull as I was still able to get to the Mast "NOTCH" to make correction as to how the mast sets so that I can trim that mast notch so that Mast will be corrected. If left alone, the mast would have way too much forward tilt and it would have been a disaster.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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February 26, 2017

Things are starting to take better shape now.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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March 02, 2017

Another Gotcha..Making sure that the Ships Bell Housing clears the aft edge of the Forecastle. It doesn't so a little trimming will be needed.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Planking





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March 07, 2017

Some more "Gotchas" -- I am glad that I read forward about 10 or more pages. The Ship's Bell Housing will NOT clear successfully the aft edge of the Forecastle. It doesn't... so a little trimming will be needed.

The Deck has "score marks" on it so that you will know where to place items such as gratings, and in the case of the Bell Housing, it doesn't line up with the score marks. I mean, if I were to build the Bell Housing and place it where the score marks are, then the Forecastle will have to be trimmed.

This is what I am going to do--is to trim the "aft edge" of the Forecastle so that Ships Bell housing will be aligned correctly. I could tell by looking down on Forecastle that the Bell Housing Stanchion where not going to clear, but needed about 3 mm or a little less clearance. So, this can be remedied by trimming off about 2 - 3mm of the aft edge of the Forecastle. Now that the Forecastle will be trimmed a little, then the Bell Housing will then be able to shift forward to sit into the correct place.

If I had not mocked up the Mast placement and the Ships housing placement, it would have been a disaster later on trying to fix these things. This really makes me paranoid about gluing stuff now. But, seriously, just got to be watchful. I guess I am proud of myself for looking into this instead of just plowing forward.

Also, the Forecastle piece is a little narrower and I had to wet the upper hull a little to help reshape (upper hull) where it attaches to Forecastle Deck. Clamped wet overnight and it is now corrected. Not too much - about 2mm on each side.

When all these things are settled down, then I will glue the Forecastle to the hull.

Note: The overhang looks like a lot, but it is not. It is about 2mm. But, that 2mm will make the Foremast have way too much "rake" and will look horrible and not real at all. It will look like a terrible mistake was made. So, I gotta fix it.

San Felipe Deck

San Felipe Deck


San Felipe Deck

San Felipe Deck


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Preview


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Preview


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Preview


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Preview


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Preview


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Hull Preview





V. THE STERN

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March 09, 2017

Here I am working on the Stern. I am making sure that the Stern or Terrace has equal height between the middle terrace and the bottom terrace.

You will see that I am just using some shims and some weight, etc to make sure that the "arch" has a good symetrical pattern to it.

San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern and Terrace


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern and Terrace


San Felipe Stern

San Felipe Stern and Terrace





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March 09, 2017

THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT AND REALLY NEEDS TO BE MENTIONED AT BEGINNING OF BUILD. In order for the Cannons to have proper alignment in the Port Frame openings, please observe the height measurements taken at Deck level to upper edge of Bulwark. Three different measurements have been made. At the Forecastle, Main Deck, and Quarter Deck.

San Felipe Cannon

San Felipe Cannon Reference


San Felipe Cannon

San Felipe Cannon Reference


San Felipe Cannon

San Felipe Cannon Reference



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