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Bill Voss

The resurrection of the Flying Fish.

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In 1975 I started building the Model Shipways Flying Fish (solid wood hull) When I was at the point of rigging the shrouds, the cat tore up the forestays tree tops and masts. Discouraged the model went into the attic. About 8 months ago. I was cleaning the attic and decided to restart the project. Heavy dust was removed and all the broken pieces were fixed or replaced. Now I’m rigging the yard braces and spencer gaffs. Not bad for a 40+ year project.

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Impressive, Mr. Voss!  Get yourself an extra ration of grog.........don't skimp on the pics, either :P you've done more in the last few hours than I've done in the last ten years!  Steve M

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Congratulations!! Real nice job on the model and restoration of the feline damage.   I've been there too as my cat likes  teething on the dowels for the mast and one time attacked the rigging thread but it was material on the side and not on the ship.

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