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  1. Thank you Jim. All the yards are ready to go so many days before... Im thinking to proceed with the standing rigging now. Bowsprit placement next "project" and finally the fixation of the yards to the masts. Best regards.
  2. Hi Jim, want to ask you, do you feel more secure with the yards placement as a final stage of the assembly? Nowdays I'm ending the standing rigging and having in front of me the bowsprit, running rigging and the yards, looking to proceed with the best next section. Any recommendation? All the best.
  3. Hi guys, right now a couple of pics from my recent step by step progress. Just finished the backstays and I'm ready to proceed with the fastening of the lines to the belaying pins and the respective rope coils. I feel that section as a more secure step before I turn to the bowstrip, the running rigging and the final yards assembly. Thank you.
  4. Thank you for your detailed comment. Cheers Stergios
  5. Wishing you the best Jim, all the best!
  6. "Shore leave" ?? What's this?
  7. Thank you Jim, I did the same Cheers
  8. Hi Dave. Unfortunatelly all the masts and their wood fittings are glued in place so many days ago.... I'll try to seize the false splices in place using my microsurgical skills Thank you again.
  9. Dave, Jason thank you so much for your replies. For the moment I'm thinking to place one by one those backstays. I made a false splice, served loop around the mast.. The painful step is to seize the loops on the model... Kindest regards!
  10. Hi Jim, so glad to hear from you. Keep in touch !
  11. Another question of interest for the backstays... Should I place them served or not (around the mast)? Should I place them one by one or as a pair? Thank you.
  12. Hi Jason I'm affraid there is no space now to create a hole to fix a deck (?) cleat without a risk for the other fittings... My 2nd choise is to find a possible "free" belaying pin to attach line 5... Btw, any news from Jim?
  13. Hopefully I recall from memory a couple of posts of those days between me, Jason and Jim.... No 5 bulwark cleat is a plan error. So glad to realize (again) it.!!
  14. Thank you Dave I try to keep some lines loose but it's too difficult to preserve the tension you want especially between "co-operated" fittings.. In the mean time I'm seeing that i forgot to place and fix that cleat (mentioned as No 5 for the line of main mast back stay).... No happy at all to do it now, especially between the carronades and other structures in place...
  15. Hi guys. Still working on the main-mast back stays... This time I'm trying to figure out the right arrangement between backstays lines and belaying pins. I think that the respective "dock-numbers" on the plan are wrong. Any idea?

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