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  1. amateur


    Hi Grandpa, I guess that very much depends on the scale and period you are building. wooden cleats can be done in various ways: miling a strip of wood into the outer profile you need, and sawing off cleats in the width you need. or just forming them one by one froma strip that has the correct width and thickness. metal cleats, I never did one, but I guess that there are also various ways.... Jan
  2. Wow, it takes some time to realize the size of this ship. Can you tell how you made the sails? they lookvery convincing. Jan
  3. amateur

    attaching yard to masts

    You need quite a notch to get a strong connection. So large that it is visible (at least it was in mine.) using a parrel and a drop of glue was enough for my yards Jan
  4. Do you mean the burton pendants on the lower mast? I thought they were hooked to an eye on the channels. Jan
  5. Memory proved right in one aspect: I chedked the catalogue of the V&A-museum. It is a drawing by Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom: ships on the beach at Zandvoort, drawn in 1607. Jan
  6. My memory gaveme the name, but lloking for the paintings I realized how misleading your memory can be : I was thinking of a painting by Henkrik Cornelis Vroom: the beach at Scheveningen. It turned out to be two paintings, and the ships sailing in an other direction .... Jan
  7. Hi John, that is deceptive: he has quite a number if things to do. Railing stanchions for instance. But, you’re right: less work than rigging ratlines for a three-masted man-of-war. Jan
  8. Hi Michael, thanks for sharing. As far as I can see, that last one is a drawing after a painting (now I have to remember the painter....) And Gouden Leeuw is my favorite. Wish I had the time and capabilities to do a reconstruction.... Jan
  9. Mamoli went down, not because of poor design, but because of fire: their productionfacility burned down. I guess that the square-business holds for almost all pre-laser kits....Mine (corel) wasn't much better. What I don't like at the Mamolis is that their research was lousy. Kits could have been much better representation of the ship without too much effort..... Jan
  10. Doris did Now I need to think: where..... Jan
  11. HiVossie, it is even weirder: the botteloef is not a bowsprit in a normal way. Therefore, next to this botteloef (and its extension 'opsteker'), these ships often had a separate boom as bowsprit. the botteloef is intended to have the fore sail forward as much as possible, as that improves sailing qualities. (And that is also the reason that some owners had the botteloef extended using such an opsteker: getting the fore sail even further forward. ) Jan
  12. As Carl already said: funnel looks better now. could you do a pic with a referenceobject for size? I am a bit lost when I look at those parts. You call them big guns, They look huge, but I suspect that is pure delusion. Jan

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