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Ok I have been asked to start a new topic about my build of the Pride of Baltimore II.

The background of the Pride of Baltimore, in 1977 the City of Baltimore launched the Pride of Baltimore which was based on the Baltimore Clippers of the early 19th century. Unfortunately this boat was lost at sea in 1986.

https://pride2.org/pride-of-baltimore-ii/original-pride-of-baltimore/

The city decided to build another ship the Pride of Baltimore II designed by Thomas C Gillmer once again based on the 19th century Baltimore Clipper topsail Schooner, she was launched October 23 1988. This is the boat I am building.

https://pride2.org/pride-of-baltimore-ii/

I brought a copy of Thomas C Gilmer plans in 2003, they just sat in the garage. In 2011 I was in the States and called into Baltimore and caught up with the people in the oraganation, unfortunately the PoBII was in Europa, but I do see a 1:64 scale boat been built, it was a Shipways model.

 

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Earlier this year I started to redrawn the boat in AutoCAD, because that's what I like doing.

The day before the "NZ Shutdown" I went to the local timber mill MacDirect and got some macrocarpa sarking, and buzzed it down for the keel and the planking.

 

Keel

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Frames setup

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Planking started

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Test rig for sorting out the sheeting and servo setups.

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Planking completed........luck its painted the bog corrected a few mistakes.

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Fiberglass and primed

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Below waterline painted

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Topsides painted

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Turned over

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Building frames removed

 

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Insides everdured and started on the shaft tunnels.

 

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15 Cradle.jpg

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