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Dutchman

Helm Stations

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folks, i'm very happy to announce that CSF is far enough on Luna to start thinking about the helm station.

What we have is a modern ship rebuilt to 18th century appearance, with modern helm equipment. Here is where we would like your help and input. Send us pictures of forward facing center pedestal wheels on wooden sailing ships. Also, what do you use most often and what do you wish you had for a helm configuration for a similar project. Remember this is an open boat, so fancy electronics are not going to be there. Were talking a compass, controls, and a wheel. I'll try to get a picture up this weekend.

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we can get some electronics....many ships sneak them in near by........usually in the control pedistal things....must have a radio near by as well.....i shall do some searching.....

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ok, so the box looks to be 44 wide by 16 deep by 40 high. the wheel is 39 inches.....

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Still a pity you can't put a tiller on her...

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sigh* i know. I'm still plotting and scheeming against the shipwright

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..........i would enjoy a tiller as well.......ill looks for some pics dutch......... iv been going through period sailors journals all the weekend, so me times been.......short.......

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Try some of these images, perhaps you more "techy-types" can enlarge and scan them for ideas:

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=dutch+masters+ship+paintings&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

Hard to beat the Dutch painters for details. Hope this helps.

Bo

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To my Tiller friends: Anybody ever used a tiller on a boat over 30'? It's a royal pain. Hated steering on the boat I served on. 'Course, it did have a cantankerous hull design. I guess the whipstaff is out of the question?

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What about the "shin breaker" arraingement of Tiller/Wheel combination. It will move the whole rig further aft giving more space for a binnacle that can contain the instruments you need without having them visable until in use. Dutch "X" (his mark)

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well, shortly we'll find out what the coasties have to say about it. I'll keep you posted.

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