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HMS Halifax keel question
- by Glenbam On Mar 04, 2015 - 5:33 PM
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my first post

I have been redrawing the Halifax from the original plans that I got on line. I am now ready to make the keel. The drawings show the keel to be built up and curved along the top. Should I make the floor of the frames to straddle the Keel, in other words make the floor of the frame thick enough to cut a notch in it so the frame can reach the rabbet. Am I reading the drawing properly? I guess I am asking , what shape should the top of the keel be. [Read More]
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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An extra thick band of planking along the sides of the ship that strengthens the structure. They were about the same width as the hull planking but thicker and thus projected 3-4 inches beyond the planking on 16th and 17th century ships and 2-3 inches on 18th and 19th century ships. The top and bottom edges were slightly rounded off and attached to the frames before planking.   Or [View Entire Category]
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