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  1. michaelpsutton2

    DSC_0022 (2).jpg

    Just fabulous work I have followed this build for some time
  2. Not they...he. Grant Walker. Drop him a line and encourage him for all of us.
  3. Your machine work is amazing. I do not think I have seen you equal working in metals on this site. Do you know where there are more complete plans for this vessel. The Historic American Engineering Record one are rather incomplete.
  4. michaelpsutton2

    Lowering Yards

    In port and whenever not being used at sea upper yards would be lowered as far as possible. Generally the lower yards and the lower topsail yards if the ship had double topsails were fixed in place. It would help lower the center of gravity for them to be closer to the waterline. That means in harbor less chance of rolling over or capsizing when cargo has been taken out and she is "riding high". At sea lowering all possible yards. reduced strain on the masts and rigging. Remember the upper yards and associated gear could weigh tons. All that weight shifting back and forth as the ship rolled with the waves could bring on failures. In preparation for really extreme weather conditions the upper sections of the masts themselves could be struck.
  5. It appears to represent a French 74 of the late 18th century.
  6. michaelpsutton2

    HMS Victory - TV programme

    If anyone sees it on air in the US please post it!
  7. michaelpsutton2

    brace pendants

    It is my general impression that the US Navy did not employ brace pendants. The brace blocks in all of the sail plans I can find are seized directly to the yard arms at the shoulder. Anybody know anything about this?
  8. I won't be completely happy until I am sitting by the fire with a shot or two (or three) of Jack Daniels single barrel and my new copy of the 2nd volume form the Henry Huddleston collection, presumably 3rs & 4th rates. Although I am not sure Bob is in control of that.
  9. I have always gotten what I ordered and been well pleased. Now I have ordered books not yet published and waited months, but I knew that in advance. So it was not of any concern. I intend to order the next book from Grant Walker the instant they announce a publication date.
  10. Someone with a copy might consider making that one page available. And while I do not normally support posting copyrighted material, I can't see that as a mortal sin
  11. michaelpsutton2

    Herreshoff restoration

  12. michaelpsutton2

    Cut down / Razeed ships

    If you peruse the plans on the NMM website, you will see that for some ships oar ports are not shown on the sheer plans but appear only on the inboard profiles
  13. michaelpsutton2

    Cut down / Razeed ships

    What frigate is shown in the pic above?

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