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About piratepete007

  • Birthday 05/09/1941

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  1. Sheet

    Thanks Henry.
  2. Sheet

    Everything is interesting Henry !!! That wall and crown knot is a fascinating one and I am wondering what the advantage of such a knot was ? Thanks for that informative update. Pete
  3. Sheet

    As always Frankie, your comments are so helpful. When building a model ship without sails, the sheet of the spritsail is a line that would be included so logically/ maybe it would be belayed to the yard arm and it (and the pendant) would be belayed along the yard ? Without the sail, it becomes problematic as to where that lead is shown ? Pete
  4. Sheet

    Just out of general interest, I am trying to work out what they did with the sheet (sheet line) when furling the spritsail on a 17C square rigger. The following diagram shows the sheet pendant attached to a bottom clew. What sort of knot would have been used ? From what I can ascertain, when the sail was furled, the sheet and its pendant was temporarily attached further inboard along the yard ? Any help would really be appreciated. Pete
  5. Thanks to Lou, Mark P and Clifford - your comments are much appreciated and given me a more rounded picture. I think I was getting a little too focused on just the technical side of things as it all started with a photo I received from another builder(see top). Thanks again, Pete Pete
  6. Lou - you are not full of it !!! This was just a little diversion from my everyday work by creating a bit of lateral thinking. Your answer is quite logical and I like what you said. The point is that we often gloss over the small things and I was interested to get a range of opinions. Pete
  7. Thanks Toni - that makes me think more directly about the stove design itself. Just maybe there was a series of internal baffles to allow heat, smoke, etc out and upwards and diverted downward entry of water away to one side ? Pete
  8. Thanks for the reference tips Mark. Yes to Mondfeld but not to Frolich which I will need to look at. Pete
  9. Now that's really an interesting addendum Mark - thanks for the extra info. It will be useful. Pete
  10. I know this is only a small point to ponder over but from the photos of stove chimneys posted in response to my question, I assume that most kit drawings are a simplification. Logically, most/ all stoves would have needed protection from water entry. Pete
  11. Whow Greg, that is one beautiful photo with such incredible detail. Thanks. Pete
  12. grsjax and Mark P - thanks for the comments and photos. As always, there is something to learn ! Pete
  13. This may be a silly question/ observation. I have often wondered what would happen during a tropical downpour (or other heavy rain) with a relatively large opening down through a chimney to the ship's stove. Was there ever a deflecting cover of some sort over the top opening of the chimney or maybe at the base of the chimney to reduce/ divert what could be a large volume of unwanted water from entering the stove ? The attached image shows what one builder came up with, not from a historical basis but from logic. I have seen some chimneys with a short right-angled section at the top which would work but chimneys are often drawn as simple upright structures. Any comment would be appreciated.
  14. Bowsprit 'Steps' not Step

    Thanks JerseyCity Frankie. What you say about ship movement at different parts of a ship is so well explained. Just intrigued to hear 'what countries did what and when' in relation to safety on the bowsprit. In my limited experience, I have seen very little written. Pete
  15. Bowsprit 'Steps' not Step

    Thanks for the quick reply Pat. Yes, I have seen a reference to those 'man ropes' (is that what they are called ?) extending out along the bowsprit but I cannot remember where. If you can put that on your list of things to do, I would really appreciate your doing so. The steps and/ or the ropes seem just a very logical thing to make use of. Pete

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