the gundalow - New Hampshire history

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the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:56 pm

here is the build log that has been haunting me ever since I read the article. this article was in a newspaper that one of the drivers got when he went up into the north country. I will post the introduction......there is just too much to write. from this link, you can also read the other build logs....they are listed on the right hand side. I will also post pictures of some of the highlights of the build.

the beginning doesn't look like much......that is, until you see the hull fared. I have never heard of this ship......I also have never seen one, but I am using pictures and what I envision to build it. enjoy!

http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... uiltmodel/
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keel #18.JPG
the keel floor
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keel #3.JPG
keel floor boards laid out
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keel #1.JPG
these are the two pieces of cast-offs that started it all
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deck #3.JPG
these are the parts from the cast-offs - the aft rails for the Gothenborg
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I had to build a build slip for it
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:03 pm

these pictures are from the first build log.......in the event that you couldn't read it.....here it is, along with the second log

http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... ild-log-1/

http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... ild-log-2/


here are some of the highlights from that session.....enjoy!
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keel ribs #9.JPG
the hull ribs in place
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keel ribs #4.JPG
rib installation almost finished....did make corrections along the way
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keel ribs #2.JPG
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keel ribs #1.JPG
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ribs #5.JPG
continuing with the center ribs
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ribs #1.JPG
cementing on the center ribs...the angles will increase as they extend to the bow and stern
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby Donnie » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:09 pm

Now that has to be the most interesting set up frames. I can't wait to see this one come together !!!

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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:17 pm

there are no plans for this ship........did i mention that. I suppose there are, but to get them, I would have to buy them. I'm not that rich.....besides, this will be a good test for me. as I mentioned....I don't feel that I am alone in this build. I really think that this darn thing is haunted to some degree.....not evil.....but it wants to be built.

http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... ild-log-3/

here are some highlights from this session.
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supports #9.JPG
upper rib supports in place
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supports #7.JPG
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supports #2.JPG
also the aim here is to make them all vertical as well
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supports #1.JPG
thank the good lord for the inventor of the chothespin
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:20 pm

hi there Donnie.......I'm at work......catching up. I thought I'd mix it up a bit. I do agree that pictures are half the fun in a build log, sOOOOO, I'm going to add both. wait till you see it fared up! I really can't believe how this looks.
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:28 pm

there is a lower support beam running along the keel floor.....not as long as the upper ones. the deck beams were next to be assembled into the hull. I will not fare the hull until the frame is complete. here is the deck beam and mast log

http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... ild-log-4/

this is a very interesting mast assembly
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beams #11.JPG
deck beams and mast pot assembled
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mast #6.JPG
mast pot installed
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mast #3.JPG
the mast pot...it will not be seen so no need to clean it up
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beams #7.JPG
the progression continues
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beams #5.JPG
the deck will have to be sanded flat as well
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beams #1.JPG
the deck beams begin
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:35 pm

in this installment, the hull and deck are fared. the outer hull is rounded and the deck is sanded flat. the mast pot may need to be boxed in from the deck down. I don't want to give too much away.......the captain is pretty secretive about such things.


http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... ild-log-5/

the bow and stern still need to be capped off......both ends are rounded and as you can see, there is quite a bit of deck space.
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hull faring #13.JPG
this is the bow cap. those holes will not be seen once I plank the deck
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hull faring #9.JPG
the outer hull rounded and shaped. the characteristic flat bottom
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hull faring #8.JPG
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:42 pm

the keel portions of the bow and stern will be rounded off. you may have noticed an imperfection on one of the keel parts....that has been repaired and sanded the stern, once it has been capped, will be trimmed flush. the bow stem will be shaped to have a cap with a slight hook to it....probably used as a mooring post I almost have another build log ready for it....when the session isd finished, i will post it then. here are a couple of highlights......a bit early, but what the heck.
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#12.JPG
the roughed out structure for the deck
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#8.JPG
the beginnings of {one?} of the structures for the deck
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#5.JPG
the stern cap. the bow and the stern need to be ribbed for hull planking
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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby Donnie » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 pm

Popeye,
maybe in my haste, I must have overlooked a post, but did you mention where you bought this ship?

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Re: the gundalow - New Hampshire history

Postby popeye » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:13 pm

this isn't a kit.....it's a scratch build. I always thought I'd be doing a PT boat or something like that, but this thing has nagged me so bad, that i feel it's the only way to end it. I have another build log on it:

http://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/20 ... ild-log-6/

and here are a few more highlights for every one. the next step is to check the faring again and then start planking it. see you when i do :}
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#16.JPG
the bow
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#20.JPG
the stern
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#22.JPG
the overall ship....I cut off that piece of stern stem, and made the bow cap
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