Re: For those modeling Classic Sailing Ships

DELFTship forum Hull modeling For those modeling Classic Sailing Ships Re: For those modeling Classic Sailing Ships

John R. Coil

The Rudder ( )

The classic magazine of all things boat related is actually available on Google Books as PDF downloads by year at the above link.

Most years from 1901 to around 1922 are available and there are LOTS of gems therein.

Like importing from lines? There are hundreds of examples of power and sail given.

And you will also find articles on how to build such classic boats as Seawren (a 14′ catboat) or the 25′ yawl Sea Bird and her larger 38′ sibling (both of which may be adaptable to plywood construction!). Many power boats and runabouts too if you want inspiration for something that really looks classic.

Also articles on design and building of boats in general that at a glance have real merit to them and which, while they may be old, may still be very useful.

Innovations that we may think of as recent seem not so recent as well, and I could point to articles by C. Andrade Jr. as examples. In the 1901 yearbook he talks about a “new type” of hull he actually patented that seems no less than a scow upended to show how he could think outside of the box (this one reminds me of a SWATH with its pontoons cut off … and there is a later iteration by someone else that raises the centerline of the scow out of the water to make a even more SWATH-like catamaran). Then too there is a “Speed House Boat” he built called Parakeet which was enlarged from the lines of Viper as that runabout appeared in The Rudder as a how to article … said ship looking ever so much like the much later Wyoming designed by Bolger for efficiency rather than speed. As a side note: if anyone knows anything about or can find information on how Parakeet worked out I would be fascinated to learn what became of that experiment.

There are also more poignant moments as a story detailing the launch of Hood as a no compromises battlecruiser and pride of the fleet … “poignant” in light of knowing how that story ended.