Brigantine Schooner Gigino Plans Show Efforts to Compete with Steam

Italian Brigantine Schooner Gigino

Sailing Vessel from the Early 20th Century

Featuring detailed sail and framing plans

Free ship plans for a great ship model project

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Sail plan Italian brigantine schooner Gigino

As steam began to replace sail there were a lot of last-ditch efforts to create sailing ships that could continue to compete with the new-fangled propulsion systems.

One method was to design ships that combined the ability to sail into the wind like a schooner, but also featured square sails for speed when traveling downwind. For smaller ships than the barquentine, this often resulted in what Chapman would term a “hermaphrodite brig” or a brigantine schooner, such as Gigino.

Designed at the dawn of the 20th Century, ships such as this could be manned by smaller crews and could often out perform the steamships of their day, allowing billowing canvas to compete with coal smoke on the ocean horizon for almost another generation.

Our page of free ship plans of the Italian brigantine schooner Gigino features an outboard profile, lines, and framing plans for this beauty.

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Scratch-building a Plank-on-Bulkhead Ship Model

Using Prototype Ship Plans of Chesapeake Bay Skipjack E.C.Collier for

Scratch-Building a Plank-on_Bulkhead Ship Model

Easy curves and flat sides make planking easy

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Chesapeake Bay Skipjack E.C. Collier

One of the most popular methods of scratch-building ship models is the plank-on-bulkhead method. In this method a number of bulkheads are used to build a skeleton of the ship which is then covered with planking.

We are demonstrating how to scratch-build a plank-on-bulkhead model from prototype ship plans using plans of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack E.C. Collier from the Historic American Engineering Record.

Follow along to see how easy it is to use prototype ship plans to create the bulkheads for this easy-to-plank model, perfect for a first-time scratch-builder, built to a large enough scale to install radio-control equipment.

How to Build First-Class Ship Models from Kits or From Scratch Using Actual Ship Plans