Good morning Roycv
Having “resurrected” four craft over the last few years. Aziz,Yorkshireman,Trent, Portgarth and scratch built, Cervia, Brave Borderer, Orca, and Rttl 2755, I have in dry dock a Tyne class, another Aziz and my latest acquisition an empty hull and decking of a Inga IV.
As you can gather none of my fleet consist of anything remotely with sails so I thought it was time to “ have a go”
Now the boat is complete with a lovely planked deck and half main cabin, no rear cabin structure or rails, but I am confident they will be made shortly. Thinking ahead one thing is niggling me the masts, having never modelled them before I am hoping you can help. I do not have a working drawing, but would assume they are round/oval and tapered. How are these made?. If they are oval and tapered I am confident I can produce, I believe anything can be made with the correct tools and patience. I was a master pattern maker before retirement and have a well equipped workshop.
I would be most grateful to yourself or anyone who can put me on the correct learning path to help finish this great looking yacht.
I have searched the web etc. for photos and have quite a file now but it is the finer details I lack. Unfortunately we do not have any yachting members in or club as the pond is not big enough, but maybe I visit the another local club nearby and gain some first hand knowledge also.