Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:40 PM
so I pulled out the bricks
I decided to make an Admirals barge, big enough to be rowed by a crew of eight.
the finished hull is 7 studs wide and 22 studs long.
it has a detachable mast, (which doesn't have a sail yet) so it can also do lifeboat duty's
the sailers rowing, two marines on guard duty on the bow,
the captain of the marines at the helm wile sitting on the doll board
(the clips represent the doll's)
more and bigger pictures HERE
I intend to give it a Spritsail
Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:52 PM
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:59 AM
The only thing that bothers me is the edgy bow. Perhaps it's better to make a SNOT boat, or use a prefab bow.
Good luck on the sails anyway.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:31 PM
I will try a SNOT boat for the next one.
building it wont be the hardest thing I think, finding the pieces .. al my bricks are in one big box. it took me hours to find all the 8 clips yesterday. (later I found 4 more )
but I made the sail today.
not very fancy, just a piece of paper.
its a sprit sail, only I didn't have a Lego piece long enough to act as a sprit so I had to extend it a bit.
this last picture is my favorite
more photo's Here
for those who think ; Hé, where is the rigging and the Jib?
there isn't. Liveboats don't have a Jib or a boom for safety and simplicity reasons.
there is also no rigging, this is not necesary because the mast is usually short and thick.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:09 PM
This is the picture I was looking for! I like the curve on the underside of the barge which is hard to do. Looks good with the sail. Only suggestion I would make is the stern looks a bit too square, dont know how you could taper it in though. You could also connect the two pieces of the sprit with a standard technic pin I think
Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:09 PM
I used to row in a boat like this, and the rig we had there was like this, only the bottom of the sail had more clearance over the doll board yes.
Also the lifeboats we had on the last ship I sailed on had a rig like this.
example of a similar boat
here is a picture;
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