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  1. It’s a dream build. It’s absolutely gorgeous . Well done. DAVID
  2. It me again 

                     A couple of photos showing the jeers fitted .




  3. Hello max

                 Info for you.... before you fit the main and fore match in position  go to plan sheet nine.   Main mast,      Then plan ten for fore mast

    See the upper jeer blocks. ( I )Fit them in position now. Fit the thread onto the jeer block.  

    Go to the side elevation (right Hand side of the drawing) and you will see 

    how the rigging on the block runs under the tops. ( platform ) then fits onto the V shaped rigging thread which runs around the mast about 4 or 5 times. Fit the V shaped thread to the mast as shown.

    next fit the rigging thread from the jeer block to the V shaped thread.

    The jeer block should hang about  a. Quarter of an inch below the tops (platform).  The instruction in the manual tell you to fit the jeer blocks a lot later on in the build which is not easy at all. 

    The lower jeer block as you know is fitted to spar, and the blocks will be joined up when the spar is fitted.      Also notice the jeer blocks ( upper and lower ) on the drawing are both upside down on the drawing. The drawing is wrong.  Let me know if you don’t understand.   Regards   DAVID 




  4. Greetings max It’s good to see you about again. You are doing really well, it’s coming on a treat. Looks kike you had no problem with the masts, and going to find the spars pretty easy. Are you still unsure about the rigging ? I keep saying this, but I found the rigging one of the best parts of the build. Just keep enjoying it. Get plenty of rope coils around the deck and belaying points now, as you will not be able to access some of these areas later when your running rigging gets in the way. Best regards DAVID
  5. Greeting from England 

                      My friend has had a clean out in the house, and  came across this photo of the Endeavour( replica ) sailing into Whitby Harbour, it looks like the photo was taken in about 1997.  The photo is in perfect condition and is laminated. Knowing you are building the Endeavour, I thought you might want the picture. I do not want anything for the photo, but I will post it to you if you tell me. The size of the photo is  24 inches  x  17 inches  and I  think it will look excellent framed, especially behind your Ship.  Just let me know. Best regards  DAVID.   Shipyard Sid . Here’s a few photos.









    1. DaveRow


      Hello David,

      I want to get over to Whitby to see the Museum there, have a good look about the area.

      The photo looks quiet realistic doesn't it.


      As for your offer to send the photo over, thank you very much.

      I'm not sure how I'm going to display the finished ship ? Been through a few moments, nothing definite.

      Not sure what it costs to send a 24x17 inches size ? to Australia. Would you roll it up into a cylinder ?

      If it doesn't cost much, be happy to get it. If a lot, I would send money to you somehow.


      27 Ashford Street



      Australia 4017


      Many Thanks

      David Row

    2. Shipyard sid

      Shipyard sid

      Greetings Dave 

                                I have sent you the photo in a cylinder as you presumed. There is also a small guide from an exhibition I went to see in the British library in London a few month ago, which was about Cooks voyages.You should receive the post before Xmas as the last posting date for Australia from the UK is Monday10th. Forget about the postage it’s  no problem.The photo looks like it taken around 1997.  Anyway it’s on its way. Have a cracking Xmas. 

      Best regards .  DAVID



  6. Greetings Robert It’s all been said, it’s simply something special. Keep enjoying it. Regards DAVID
  7. Greetings 

                 So I can understand clearly, ( as I am a bit thickish) can you tell me we’re you are ( not somerset !!! ) in the rigging manual (page number) and which plan sheet you are using now regarding the leech lines.  Regards


    1. Kevin


      Good morning, lol I'm in Somerset 


      I'm doing the fore mast lower yard with the 3 smaller blocks either side, the lines come from the tie off points through the mast top aft, then through the forward blocks and to the blocks on the yard its self, they don't go any further unless sails are attached, they just look like a knot has been tied on the line to prevent it being pulled back through  hope you and family are OK?


    2. Shipyard sid

      Shipyard sid

      Hello Kevin

                  Seems something went wrong with my posts. Was not not sure what you meant by  a knot stopping the rope pulling back through the block.

      I  am with you now,  leech lines running under the top and through the double blocks to belay on rail  b29 or b30.    Keeping my eye on you in case you revert back to plastic !!!!!.  LOL.  Onward to the coils !!!!  Just keep enjoying it. Best regards  DAVID





    3. Kevin


      Lol I wondered why you were posting on my status

  8. Shipyard sid

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Hello O.C Looks like some ones building an house boat ? Could this be a first? Regards DAVID
  9. Greetings Kevin Well done it’s coming on fine. Cobwebs soon !!! ( Paracetamol works) Yep cracking work. Best regards DAVID
  10. Greetings jerry Coming back on Marks question, here’s an idea. I agree our davits are about 2 and a quarter inches long, the sergal model is a smaller ship by about three and a half I think. My idea is if he determines how far he wants he’s small boat away from the hull of the ship (?) then adds half the width of he’s little boat, the measurement will be (x) . Then draw a vertical line up from that distance which represents the rigging, he can then determine the length of the davit he wants by adjusting the angle of the davit. Well it was an idea !! Regards DAVID I cannot find he’s build log.
  11. Greetings Kevin Yep well done with the spars, looks like they will soon be done. And onto the running rigging !!! The best bit. Don’t forget the rigging gets in the way of all the coils you are going to fit around the deck. That sail is to big. Keep up the good work . Regards DAVID
  12. Hello Yon

                    How are you. It’s a long time since I had seen you on MSW. I hope you are keeping well.  I myself have only just returned and restarted my HMS. Diana after a long period. My wife passed away 3 years ago and I more or less stopped my build, but I have been told by friends over and over again that I should restart my build,  as that is what she wanted me to do before she passed away. It would be nice if you just have a look around MSW now and then and add a few likes and comments. I miss the Victory build days, and it would be nice to see you back on your build and I could  pull up a chair to watch your progress. Come on blow the dust off it. You take care, best regards DAVID


  13. Hello Dkuehn

                      I have just been looking through your log and the ship is looking good. I go to see the replica of the Golden Hind in London about once every two month when I go down to see the Cutty Sark, and visit the national maritime museum. I know it’s a bit late now, but here are a few photo showing along the hull. It’s hard to take photos of her as she is always surrounded with visitors. Maybe they will help with any painwork you do. Regards DAVID



















  14. Greetings all Thanks for all your comments and likes. I have sorted the run of the wale out, hopefully, and then moved on to the port side to start cutting out the gunports, but I got a bit cheesed off with them. So I have returned to the starboard side and started fitting the planking above the wale. Things have gone pretty well and I am happy with my progress, apart from the run of the planks above the ports which are not as horizontal as they should be, so I will see how the planking will look later in the build, as I did not intend to paint it. I think I have gone as far as I should go with the planking, and will return to the gunports on the port side and then plank up the same as the starboard. I have posted a few photos and as I said I am pretty happy with it. The gun ports still need tidying up especially the five with lids. Anyway that’s me for now, wish I was planking down the hull. Thanks a lot DAVID
  15. Greetings kevin Well there you go, it’s coming on really well. Yep my favourite part of the build. Take your time and just keep enjoying it. Best regards. DAViD

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