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    Alexandria, VA USA
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    Cutty Sark, Victory, Constitution

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  1. Irma hit my house in Florida dead on! The Lord smiled down on me!!! My family wasn't harmed and I only lost all of my fence, some pool enclosure screens, a soffit, and some pieces of siding! I'm focused on what I was spared, not how much it will cost to repair what was loss. My thoughts and prayers to all of those who loss much, much, more. Stay safe! Marc
  2. MSW Sick Bay.

    Mark, sorry to hear of your stoke. I'm glad that you and Janet are doing better. I'll keep both of you in my prayers. God bless, Marc
  3. Don't you hate it when you drop small parts?

    Dilbert, I agree about the exploding stars. I'm sure that black holes they form are responsible for my lost small parts. When parts fall off my bench, they are sucked into the gravity well of the black hole. Marc
  4. It might help if you tell us what ship you are working on. I'm sure someone here is an expert on her and can tell you exactly what the stern should be.
  5. Don't you hate it when you drop small parts?

    talk about loosing stuff! For years I operated a scanning electron microscope like the one used for Dilbert's photo. There is a vacuum pump to evacuate the air out of the sample chamber. That pump would suck your sample into the black hole if you didn't have it glued or taped down well enough!
  6. Interesting change. This was the ship that started my hobby. I ended up rigging the model in much more detail than the kit using other sources, but always went back to check against the kit instructions because of their clarity. Still think this is a great model kit. Marc
  7. Don't you hate it when you drop small parts?

    I've thought of gluing everything to the table. However, I'm scared that the table might disappear!
  8. Run of the Fore Tack

    Seems odd to me. Is there anything inboard that the sheets would foul with when the rest of the running rigging is in place? When actually sailing I don't think it would be an issue - the windward line would be slacked and the lee would most likely be off the shrouds, at least I think I have that correct. But it does look off on a bare pole model. I've seen some schooners at the docks with the sheets coiled and stowed near or beside the windlass - might be an option if you are sure of the run and you don't like the look.
  9. privateer decoration

    Don't know why it wouldn't. It's my understanding that European privateers were often converted merchant ships or small retired navy ships. Not sure about American privateers, but I can't believe that it wouldn't have some decoration.
  10. Test space

  11. Dear Administrators, I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and long hours! I can't tell you how much the site means to me nor how much it has helped me, not only in building my model, but spiritually. It is quite a community that you support and nurture. I try to give back with sharing my build and comments as well as with my yearly donation. But it will never match what you give to us. Chuck and Jim, thank you for getting this off the ground and then making sure of its continuation. I can never thank you enough, Marc
  12. What have you received today?

    I didn't receive these today, but they've been in storage since I got them. A Byrnes Disk Sander and Thickness Sander Also a proxxon Drill These were actually Christmas and Birthday presents, but other then firing them up, they've been sitting in boxes since I didn't have anywhere to put them - my garage was full of furniture, which has now moved to my house in Florida and opened up my garage. I'm building a workbench just for these wonderful tools. Marc
  13. thanks Frankie. I thought that there might be a rule. It doesn't seem like there is. I spent more time looking through period photos and painting with the same observations that you made. It does appear that the majority have the furled yards raked like those yards with their sails set. Thanks again!! Marc
  14. Hi, I'm rigging my clipper with the royals and sky sails furled, but the topsails set. I want to rig it close hauled. do the furled sails brace slightly corkscrewed with the topsail yards or are they braced perpendicular to the keel? Thanks Marc