- Dec 3, 2018
This looks very good, looking forward to your next log.
Thank you. I have an unfinished Santa Maria. I decided to finish her because i spent a lof of time for her before.It's been a wild ride, sir. She came out absolutely stunning. Thanks for the log. I learned a lot and had fun watching this come together.
Any near future plans to keep an eye out for?
Hi everybody. Just to answer the question regarding the wheel...
The ship's wheel was introduced in the XVIII century, to say, two hundred years after the building of the San Francisco that is from the XVI. In these ships, the rudder was maneouvred with a long tiller by the pilot who was under the deck and could see through a small cabin.
Besides in the ships of the XVVIII and later, the wheel was "safely hidden" under the quarterdeck, out of the reach of snippers and cannon balls.
Let me seek some pictures....
Hello DP. They are paper clips. I bought them ftom a local book store.Hello Mustafa. Thanks for the great build log. I have started a 1/96 CSS Alabama and you inspired me to start a log also. I have never seen the black “binder clips” that you are using to hold the planking in place while drying. This is the best tool I have seen for this part of the build. Are they purchased or did you make them yourself? Thanks again, DP