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bluenose2

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Hello Les here. Am co building the HMS Endeavour. The Marquardt book shows copper sheathing to prevent chafing by the gaff on the masts. Would this have had a patina look or bright copper?


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Hi Les

 

Regarding your question about the copper sheathing or plate to prevent chafing, here is a picture of the copper plate on my mast. The color varies from the area above where the boom jaws do not rub to where they do.

 

I would suspect that at the area where the gaff jaws are positioned most of the time that the area underneath would be shiny from the constant motion to port and starboard as the boat is under way.

 

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I hope this helps to answer your question.

 

Michael


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Hello Les here from the bustling metropolis of Beaumont Alberta. Thanks for the pics. What type of sail boat?


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michael mott

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Hi Les, it is a 20 foot yawl see here

 

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