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Keel of the Vasa

Hello
I have a question about the keel of the Vasa. I’ve seen the different measures of the keel, different model of the ship have a little keel. is it real to think that the part of the bow wheel protrudes of about 1 meter, the lower part of the hull of about 60 cm to get to the part of the stern, near the rudder about 200 cm? I'm creating a scale model and I'd like it to be as faithful as possible to the reality of this incredible ship.
Thank you very much for your help
Regards
Livio

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  • Dear Livio,

    I would be glad to help with the details of your model, but I am afraid that your question is not entirely clear. Do I understand that you are wondering about the connection of the keel to the stem and sternpost?  

    With best regards,
    Fred Research Director, Ship Unit, Ph.D.
  • Thank you very much for your kind reply. I'm very sorry but unfortunately my English isn't so good to speak about naval engineering (lol),  so I try to send you to pics in order to make my doubt clearer.
    Thank you again
    Best regards
    Livio

    Livio
  • Dear Livio,

    Aha, I see now. This is an error in the plans you are using. The stem is constructed slightly differently than in the drawing (using curved rather than straight timbers) and the total amount it projects beyond the planking at that point is about 60 cm. At the stern, that line of planking is about as you show it, with similar dimensions. Does this help?


    Fred Research Director, Ship Unit, Ph.D.
  • Yes  it is a "great" help.
    Thank you very much for your kindness.
    Best regards and best wishes for the new year.
    Livio

    Livio

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