I am a new subscriber but an old hand, well equipped to reef, hand or steer; plankholder and former first mate on OCEAN STAR (Portland ME) and Cape Horn veteran under sail on the R/V HERO ( built by Harvey Gamage in 1964).
I build scale plank on frame models and am currently on a Chapelle Tancook Whaler in 7/16th inch to the foot scale. The 1957 Norton Edition of American Small Sailing Craft has an error in the rigging of the vessel. The fore mast is 27' 10", not 24'10" as indicated in the table on the sail plan illustration..e.g. I now have a spare rigged fore mast that is too short....not a problem at 7/16" to the foot...a major problem at 12" to the foot scale
I was wondering how long it took the builder of SON OF A GUN to catch this appearant transcription error in the published plans...maybe he has a short fore mast too!
I will send a photo of the model as finished. I always wanted one since I saw BREAK O'DAY in Briel NJ in 1963. She was supposed to have been Vernon Langille's last Tancook Whaler in 1934... She had been GLUVIT'D The kiss of death. There was also a Tancook whaler built in 1964-5 and it was in National Fisherman. We sailed against her in Long ISland Sound in 1967...she was very fast.