I noticed that the file containing a drawing of the longboat in our old Yahoo group has disappeared. Does anyone have a copy of this file so I can try to build a 1:75 longboat instead of the bad looking boat as delivered by Corel (just a standard longboat)
Good day, Dear Fred, could You please say a few words when You have time, abt boat windlass construction , I mean how it was installed and kept in working position inside boat?... * are there wholes in boat planking arranged for windlass ends or there were special reinforcement (kind of flat piece of wood attached inboard to planking) with recess to receive windlass circular ends? * was windlass removable or permanently fixed inside boat? if it was removable, how ? on the VASA boat fotoes I' ve seen , ... can't find clear answer ... Many Thanks in advance Kirill
The windlass is removable (it was found inside the ship, in fact)and mounts in a pair of brackets nailed to the inner face of the framing. See the attached photo and reconstruction drawings, which should make the arrangement clear.