ZEEKOE a Dutch 74ft Katt in Scratch 1/66

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based on the ideas of a Katt ship groupbuild I so start my Trial&Error threat in here with a 1/66 copy of the af Chapman plan set of a smaller (74 brit.ft) Katt from the ANM


plate XX drawing N°28 we do have a not two complex project
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So I did choose a less komplex model with it`s two masts - and a scale by the Dutch 1/66 (as one Dutch foot has had eleven inches) closest to my stanard scale of 1/64 and the hull has a flush deck with a tiller and windlass - so there is not too much and complex deck furniture. The dimensions of the windlass (I will copy from the other Katts in the plates XX-XXVII and useing the small pointed lines for the construction of a staircase´s superstructure. ZEEKOE will get a proper binnacle and I do think about copying from the Ancre monography of a contemporary ship a nice bank next to the main mast.

I looked arround for a proper name fitting to the project´s nature and did remember her:

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As a ZEEKOE is in english seacow we have a very patient and calm patron in our side looking in my downfalls and retrials with consideration the are alos the baroque source for the mermaids stories - Rubens would have painted them and as a bathtube wasn `t en voge grey was a well known colour of the skin... ;-) So her calm "temprament" is all we do need for this project and due to this I was adviced to start with a smaller project with no big obstacels in it I do rush in and do get wrecked... as so often before,

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The lines are typical for a Katt but without the typical "dog-ear" in the upper frames - so I am able search arround for some distinguish carvings or paintings. And over the five row of windows - so this will give a special part of this threat to the design and my thoughts on the carvings and applications possibly incorporated in such a small and humble layout.
Edit: Sadly I picked out the wrong lines these here we're for the other Katt.

My thoughts on the scale are the following as 1/66 means a foot is 4,61818 mm long - so we do get a Stem to Stern length of 341,52mm for the hole hull - so it is not the biggest ship at all. my idea is to build her as a very easy humble collier between the English coal habours and the Dutch citys. So there is no reason for much decoration but typical to the baroque timeframe it is a bit of decor - mainly painted. to imitate some humble kind of carvings on the transom.


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Brigg rigg (N°4) and as Katt's masts are straight webare able to set only two elevations of yards. So everything will stay quite simple and straightforeward.
 
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Back from the copyshop I am. So I sized the drawing up to

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1/66 by the use of 139% got my bulkheads ready by mirrowing, cutting and glueing all together.

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So I also enlarged the transom up to 200% to get a resionable "sandbox" due to some aestetical additives... :)

What I figured out we're two aspects in this closer quater deck view:
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I. There are three steps in the Deck I have to deal with - thinkinking I so remember some Details in The Chapelle book "The American Fishing Schooners" - a carved bar...

II. There must have been a ladder to enter the deck from a boat - but what is the right construction for a late XVIIIth century Dutch collier?
 
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Okay when you take a closer look to the deck's run there are more than three steps - let's got from stem to stern


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At the windlass the deck's end is at it's stem side's end.

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The very next stair is the biggest one more than 1 1/4 of the shown deck is rised.

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Directly after there is the stair at the cabin's bulkhead.

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On the start of the staircase (haven't got the right vocabular) there the deck does rise again.

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Here the tiller and a suddenly very strong stanchion I do think is to hold some block for the rigg of the tiller. Or a bar to avoid any rising of the rudder out of it hinges? (It is resionable that it is straight as the area of turning doesn't rise due to the fixed position of the hinges.)

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Here the questionable stairs to the deck - any rope-ladder may be enough?
 
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On the stem of XX N°28 there is
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this detail to be found WE can figure out a Front viel of a similar arrangement on the Snow-Katt (Plate XIX N°27)'s bow:
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So it is not too complex to copy this Item to the Brigg-Katt I so show.
 
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Ideas for a building of the hull

First ideas after an illness-weekend in bed when you cannot think a single thing due to a headd(r)ake.


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I dealt with my doodling Sheet for half an hour figuring out what is necessary at the bulkheads...
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...then I went to the waterlines (WL) getting them distingushed from the constructions lines (some 45° in the lines plan).





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My recent idea is to make all the pices singulary - so starboard bulkhead minus half the centerboard strength and portside bulkhead minus half the centerboard strength, too. All got rectangular by the filling of the space between the WaterLines I, II and III with spacers formed from the top view by reducing the length and depth to the centerboard and bulkhead. By this I may get a quite heavy but handsome hull block on what adding a stem, keel and stern isn't such a flimpsy action to do. Also the drilling for the stand's stanchions isn't that complex.
 
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Thanks a lot, Adi, the model will be a Bit Special die to some features making IT Standing apart from the common rest.

So there will be a "braitorturing to think about" ;-) in particular about the last formers aft. As they are of great intrest for the shape and do cause some trouble

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in particular due to the three extreme dog-legs or edges in the lines plan as the define sa very special curvature in the hull's side - a bit like a bread (dt. Blechsicke) - making the after part quite complex...


Also it does look as it is not too easy to get a reasonable planking in there - even I will have a very close looking of the run of the wales in this very region of the hull.

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These shot die of dashes in the sideview's lines may my give the top of the dog-legs to us?

Perchace a copy of the linesplans onto a pice of frostpapier may be very helpfull...
 
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Transom's doodling design...
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...a bit of handrail, flag Mast,
So on my way Back Home I so spent one hour in Tube. So I do have some time for model building ;-)

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here shoe's application and a first seacow doodling. Annoying me and forcing me into old print's research about pictures of baroque seacows...
So let's have some fun collecting gaphics of animals and fairytale figures side by side...

There are dugongs With a dolfin like tail and round ended tails sea cows (what knowledge you do archive by modelbuilding) that are to be distinguished from each other.
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Here my best finding:
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Also a link how to draw her:

But I am unshure how to bent her in a way she does look interesting, artical drawn as baroque figure and looking close to her prototype.
 
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The next part is draw the deck's layers into the lines drawings. So I do need to copy the side view's hights of the distance decks - keel's top by a pair of compasses.

Sounds easy in the first but doesn't seem to be too easy

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onto this greyish shaded copies - as with the transom's handrail - so let's try it out!
 
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Good morning looking arround for decor for the transom...
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Here some ideas I collected but I am Not really satisfyed...

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I found the perfect colouring in EXPERIMENT 1774 a 50-gun ship.
Any helpful ideas are warmly welcome.
 
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