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About shihawk

  • Birthday 05/26/1959

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  1. shihawk

    Hello from the Heathrow area

    Welcome Tony .. i have to agree about Billings instructions from past experience ,but as u say it,s a good way to learn , don,t be afraid to make mistakes ,we all do and learn from them . Good luck with your build . Boyd
  2. shihawk

    I thought I knew

    Frank Mastini gets my vote as well ,good glossary at the end
  3. shihawk

    Greetings from Snowy Ottawa

    Welcome Scott from sunny N Ireland 10 degrees above here . I agree reading is necessary but the best way to learn is building , something simple to begin with to get the feel for it ,. Best of luck . Boyd
  4. shihawk

    Hello from southern England

    Welcome Bruce . Nothing like diving in at the deep end. I look forward to your build log. Reading between the lines i suspect u have past experience in woodwork or something similiar so u should have no problem . Lot,s of luck and have fun . Boyd.
  5. shihawk

    Hello from Nottingham!

    Welcome James .. I had a son who studied in Nottingham a few years back , Visited him a few times , nice place . This is great site u will enjoy it . Boyd.
  6. thanks Mark, i might try 1 and 2 to start with .
  7. My recent attempt to build the full Triton POF has to say the least been a challenge and although now going a bit better i was wondering about buying at least 1 of the FFM books to give me a few hints . My question is which 1 to buy or do i need to buy them all , bearing in mind that i do not intend to put masts or rigging on this attempt and will probably leave as much unplanked as possible . Can anyone with experience of these books advise on which volume would be the most helpfull . Thanks Boyd .
  8. shihawk

    Just saying hello

    Welcome from sunny N Ireland and another nearly 60 year old .. Its the new 40 . Boyd.
  9. shihawk


    Welcome Don Boyd.
  10. shihawk

    Hello from Nashotah, Wis

    Welcome Boyd.
  11. shihawk

    Introduction from Canada

    Welcome ,and don,t be to put of by first impressions of the instructions , your past experience in plastics will be very helpfull although u will find wood a bit slower .. good luck ,,Have fun Boyd
  12. It,s hard to say . I seem to remember that once i started the rigging i seemed to lose interest , maybe i had just spent long enough on that build . although i don,t think i would fully rig another ship either so i think i just don,t like rigging !
  13. The rigging broke my spirit but u have come so far now there is no way u can give up .. Great job , just keep at it ,the end is in sight !!!!!!! Boyd.
  14. My hat is of to you Paul , your attention to detail is superb , I can offer no advice on rigging as i chickened out on most of it on my Vic . Only suggestion i have is the book Longridge ..The Anatomy of NELSON,S SHIPS . Maybe u have it already but it does give a lot of detail if u want to be accurate .. Keep at and good luck Boyd

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