To clarify this build
, it will be a RC Sailing Boat with full functioning rudder
. I say this as I am using the PEARL for its design overall, but as to detailed historical details it will have some, but be simplified.
Boat's Dimnsions were shown in Imperial, 21' width x 85'-6" length. The bowsprit
adds about another 25% in length. To determine what scale I wanted
in I thought most about storage, weight
to lift and how to transport to the pond. I like to keep things simple, I prefer to rig it and transport while assembled, with the topsail mast dropping and the bowsprit
retracted. Have done this before and it has worked well for me.
Looking at potential scales and finished sizes.
* 3/4" or 1/18 scale would be 16" x 64"
* 1/2" or 1/24 scale equals 10.5" x 42.75"
* 3/8" equals 8" x 32"
I prefer a larger bout in length as it is easier to get to sail correctly, at least in my experience. Anything under 32" get tricky. I like the 64" size, but with bowsprit
will be about 88" LOA. This will be a little too large for my vehicle
. I decided to go with 1/2" scale as it will still be a good length hull.
Ribs - I took the hull line drawings
from the book, which were very small, just about an inch wide. I scanned the image and using the app "paint" on my laptop. I cropped it close around the hull rib drawing, I then enlarged it to 1/2" scale. Then I printed on standard letter sized paper, then mirrored the image cut them in two, pasted up as seen in the photos to show the completed rib sections.
Next I will put together a build
ing board / hull jig. I want to build
bottom up for planking
. DO any of you have any good ideas for the best one to build
? I have never done this except for tiny boats.
Ideas, Help would be appreciated. Joe