Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Half model of a Hershoff boat

Heeling increased the effective sailing length from 46’ to nearly 70’

The ‘Defender’


The yacht that made Herreshoff, Captain Nat famous, the Gloriana 1891.

I bought a the plans and lines to create this half model of Gloriana

Sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1891. A revolutionary yacht, she featured a convex bow rather than the then-current long, hollow entrance. Overall length of the finished model is 36''.
4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions for half-hull building,using the lift method.
There are also detailed drawings, including full-sized patterns for each lift, as well as template for you to shape the profile.

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