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About davyboy

  • Birthday 12/03/1940

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    Binningen Switzerland
  • Interests
    British naval warships 17th and 18th centuries. Travel in S.E Asia. Reading.

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  1. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Correct,I am not a moderator nor did I ask you any questions. We read and hear enough about the "gun culture"and it's results your side of the Atlantic. We don't need to read about your "toys" here thank you. Now holster your weapon and toddle off.............. Dave
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Yes I have and we do. However,it is not part of the remit of this forum to discuss the merits of shooting modern hand guns at various targets on gun ranges. Or for that matter at targets on ones doors. Does that answer your question CDW. Dave
  3. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    This is a shipmodelling forum and yes old warships did carry cannon,flintlock muskets and pistols This is not a forum for modern handgun and ammunition discussions thank you. Dave
  4. What have you received today?

    Received my order of dark brown rigging ropes RH lay and Cable lay today from Modelbau Takelgarn in Hannover for my Cheerful build. Very happy with the quality and price. Dave
  5. Rob 206, The Restoration Warship by Richard Endsor. The Warship Anne by Richard Endsor. Old Ships Figureheads and Sterns by L.G. Carr Laughton. First Rate by Rif Winfield. Two other books which may be of interest to you. The Rogers Collection of Dockyard Models 1st and 2nd rates by Grant H. Walker. 17th and +18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection by Arnold and Henry Kriegstein. These books are published by Seawatch Books who advertise on this forum main page. The Endsor titles are both available on Abe Books,didn't check the other two but they probably are too. These should hopefully cover some of your 17th century interests. Dave
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    May I suggest papering over the holes,a lick of blue paint and you're good to go again. Bound to be cheaper. Dave
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I guess you killed him then with that many bullet holes.... Sorry,couldn't resist. Dave
  8. What have you received today?

    Brian,that should keep you out of mischief for a while Dave
  9. Rope-Stropped Blocks for Boom Vang

    Hi Julie Mo,that is an impressive block. Your lower block does require a Becket at both ends. A suitable length of rope had the ends spliced together forming a ring with an iron thimble lashed in at each end of the block. One for the hook the other for the falls. Hope your good at splicing . Also,these rings were served overall. FWIW,the largest vang blocks fitted were a 9" double and a 9" single. This on 1st,2nd and 3rd rate English ships,can't speak for other lands. Looking forward to seeing the final result,I know you will make an excellent job of it. Dave
  10. Cataracts---Choices for Vision Correction

    Hi Phil, I agree with Brian and Jims' comments,get both eyes done. I had both eyes done in January and March this year. An unbelievable difference believe me,I've thrown all my reading specs away,not needed any more. My vision is back to what it was 40 years ago. Dave
  11. HI Sandor, Having enlarged the pic I notice that the two broadside cannon are not on gun carriages but on what appears to be pivoting slide carriages. Not much scope to stow these for transport as they are fixed to the deck pivot at the front. The stern chase guns could be stowed and lashed against the stern bulwarks I guess. You don't show a pic of the fwd cannon which I expect is a slide mounted or swiveling large bore cannon as this is a gunboat. No idea what would be done there i'm afraid. Dave
  12. Hi Patrick, In Brian Laverys Book the Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War he writes this on page 37. According to Sir Walter Raleigh,the Capstan was first used for weighing anchor in the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st in the second half of the 16th Century. Though there is evidence it was in use by 1546. No mention of double Capstans in English Ships until the latter part of the 17th Century. Hope this is of some help to you. Dave
  13. Thanks Mark and Paul. I managed to see the pictures eventually. The facebook pop up to log in,join up et al which blocked the page had a very small printed note at the bottom saying "not now". Clicked on that and got through,should have noticed that earlier . Many very very nice models indeed. Dave
  14. It would be nice to see the photographs but I can not . I don't do facebook or any other social media rubbish. Perhaps some of the photo's will be posted in the forum in the future so all can see them. One can only live in hope Dave
  15. What have you received today?

    My order of the armament for my HMS Cheerful was in my postbox this morning,very nice quality guns indeed. Ordered last Sunday evening,sterling service from Chuck Dave

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