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How big is a binnacle - full size
« on: February 17, 2007, 03:51:52 PM »

How big is/was a binacle in about 1880, and what would it have looked like?

I am doing a 1/15 Grand Banks Schooner and need to make something.

Approx size is ok
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Re: How big is a binnacle - full size
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 06:24:47 PM »

About 4 feet tal, I think. Picture of one here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binnacle
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Re: How big is a binnacle - full size
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007, 09:28:45 PM »

I would think MINTS is about right. I made mine, 1/48, using as a guideline the average(ish) height of a man at 5' 10" and the fact that the compass would have to be easily visible by the standing helmsman. A quick sketch, roughly scaled, gives an appropriate height.

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Re: How big is a binnacle - full size
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 05:21:10 PM »

Hi,
we have one in our office, will try to do some pics.  It's 144 cm high and 35 cm diameter the read and green balls are on a platform of 19 cm length

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Re: How big is a binnacle - full size
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 05:36:16 PM »

Hi,

now I got the pics I prommised to take, only problem for me, can't get them uploaded to my album, so I try 2 pics to show here
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Re: How big is a binnacle - full size
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 05:37:08 PM »

secon one
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Re: How big is a binnacle - full size
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2007, 11:52:13 PM »

Thanks

That is darn big
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