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    Default A question for the Herreshoff scholars

    A little while ago I finished my half model of NGH's Reliance.My next project is a half model of his son's Whirlwind and I have just started on it.When finished it is my intention to paint it and thus far I haven't been able to find out what colour the bottom of the original was.The image searches I have done only turned up B&W photographs.I think I can be certain that the topside colour was white and I am hoping somebody here can put me on the path to uncovering the correct hue of bottom paint.Any pointers will be appreciated.

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    Unlike his father's designs, Whirlwind did not have a bronze bottom, being teak over bronze frames. I believe the bottom paint would have been red. I suppose the New York Yacht Club model room would have an accurately painted model, you could inquire with them.

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    Remember that WHIRLWIND had a varnished teak sheer strake!
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    I didn't know about the varnished sheer strake.I will see if I can find a list of the NYYC models,but I would be a little surprised if they had one of Whirlwind given the total lack of success of the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I will see if I can find a list of the NYYC models,but I would be a little surprised if they had one of Whirlwind given the total lack of success of the boat.
    I believe models in the NYYC Model Room are only those of yachts that belonged to members and am not sure if WHIRLWIND would have 'qualified', but here's a link that may help. https://nyyc.org/history-heritage/-/...perator%3Dtrue
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    I think your best bet is to contact the Herreshoff Museum.

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    Try Evelyn at the Herreshoff Museum e.ansel@herreshoff.org


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    Quote Originally Posted by signalcharlie View Post
    Try Evelyn at the Herreshoff Museum e.ansel@h*****8off.org
    Many thanks for the information,I have asked the question of Evelyn.I just hope it stands out from what may be an avalanche of spam.Could I ask you to edit the post so that the spambots don't find the details please?
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    You'll need to edit or delete your post #8 also

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    Its under way.Sawed out the profile and plan view today.

    whirlwind beginnings.jpg

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    I, for one, am looking forward to the next postings on this interesting subject!
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    Well today I removed a lot of the bulk and took some of the stern sections down to the shape the templates dictated.

    initial roughing out.jpg

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    Starting to look like the vessel

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