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Mike Woodyard 10-26-2017 09:31 PM

Need information for new model
Hello everyone. I am ready to start drawing plans for the sidewheel rafter Clyde built about 1870. I am not finding much info about the boat. I have only found one photo of the boat and no dimensions. I have also read someplace that this boat may be the first iron hull steamboat but not sure how true this is. Any help from any of you would be appriciated. I am finished with the Marion model and winter is setting in and im ready for a new project.

Jerry Canavit 11-13-2017 08:57 AM

There is considerable information on the CLYDE in Edward Mueller's book "Upper Mississippi River Rafting Steamboats" (pg. 51). If you are unable to locate a copy let me know and I'll send you the information.


Mike Woodyard 11-14-2017 09:06 AM

Thank you Mr. Canavit. I found a copy online and ordered it. I am starting to find bits and pieces of info but nothing significant. I like the looks of this boat and my last model was a small boat that i built in a larger scale and still fit in the back of my Land Rover. The Clyde fits that profile. It is going to be built in 1/24 scale like my last model. They will look good running together on the pond.

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