This is looking very good and highly interesting - great workHi Dave,
Did you follow the General Info and Proposals for Future Group Builds? It is a very interesting and informative posting of the expectations and requirements of a successful group build.
The framing used on the current prototype does not represent the English standards of the time period, so I have started over with a new prototype, using double and single frames. This build will take more time but will be a more accurate and attractive model to display.
I have created a new framing distribution plan and have drawn all the new frames and the keel assembly. It was recently brought to my attention by Zoltan that the opening on the upper deck as shown in the reference drawing, I was using is too large as verified by divers on the wreck. This will require reviewing the upper deck framing. The new prototype will not take as long to build as the first one but there will be a lot more parts with this one.
This is the drawings for the keel, upper deck framing, single and double frames, they will be more interesting to build.
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You are correct - the shown joint looks interesting, but it is not typical english way. usually you see only a vertical line on the side of the keel, like we had it in the cross section design.Hi Mike,
I don't know much about American Shipbuilding, but you're talking about English frame design. If the shipbuilder followed the English methods, the joint of the keel is wrong. You have to change it by 90 degrees. What you show is French design.