Today in Naval History - Naval / Maritime Events in History 10 May 1780 - Launch of HMS Ontario, a British warship that sank in a storm in Lake Ontario on 31 October 1780, during the American Revolutionary War.
I finished the drawings of the Royal Caroline for Jeronimo this morning and am working on the Ontario this afternoon. I will try to post an update tomorrow. I hate playing stop and go on a project, but it seems to work out that way every time. I think this model will keep you busy for a while.
The center section above the hold is open and enclosed with a rope handrail that needed to be installed before applying the finish. The supports construction and installation are shown in this set of photos.
The was designed to have four boats, two twenty-foot cutters and two sixteen-foot launches. I started with the cutters. I started the building jigs about 10am and by noon it was too hot to work in the garage, I am starting earlier today. These are the progress photos.