Don Jane

Bluenose by Don Jane - Billing Boats - Scale 1:65

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Don,

I too forgot to add bolt ropes while hemming the sails. I cheated and sewed them in at the corners later. Works for me.

 

Dave B

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Hi Floyd

I mite try and find some new sail cloth and do the sails again - I think I can make them look a lot better and I will be more careful in the ironing so as to get nice straight edges.

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Practice does make for better sails! :) If you do try again. Use the same line you plan to use for sheets and lay it in the groove created by folding the hem over. at the corners give it a 1/2 twist. then you will have a small loop in each corner that can be used to attach blocks etc. The ends of this line can be buried in one of the hems and no one will know.

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Hi Don,

 

I wonder what has become of your Bluenose, since I am building the same ship (also Billing Boats).

Did you get the chance to work on her since January 14?

I would be interested to see what she looks like!

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I will be getting back to finishing the Bluenose - I now have my Gorch Fock completed so I will now have time for the Bluenose !!

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Got some of the standing rigging done yesterday, so it is coming along nicely - Sorry no pics but I will post some next week !

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Don,

Good to hear you're back at it. Rigging is acutally the part I like best. I woudl disappear upstairs to the workshop and my family would say I was "tying knots". Enjoy your build.

 

Dave B

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Looking good. I did not complete the shrouds until all were in so I could adjust them together. They were a bit intimidating to me but worth it. I learned a lot since mine was a first build. Let the fun begin!

 

Dave B

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I quess I should post some pics of the finished project - I received my glass case yesterday so now I have to build the base and get it on display

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