popeye the sailor

Trawler Syborn by popeye the sailor - scratch build 1:33

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thanks John and Pat........I kinda thought the same thing......wasn't sure about the international thing.  it's funny too...I was watching the Perfect Storm last night,  and quite a few of their larger buoys were orange.   cripes........I have plenty of orange.   I could have painted them that color and been done with it. :)    next one...........next one ;) 

 

thanks for the good word and thanks to those who hit the like button :) 

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got a chance to do a little bit to this build as well yesterday.   before I get the nets up,  I wanted to finish with the portholes in the cabin behind the helm room.  now that they are fitted,  I can fill them in with window maker and get'em installed.

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I had one made for the helm room,  but now I can't find it.   that would be the roof........I made another one.

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I'll get some more done soon. :) 

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thanks Kees.........and all who hit the like button.   I wish I had done more,  but the sizing of the portholes might not have been a good thing,  if I had assembled the nets before hand.   there is not much else that requires me not to add them now.  the portholes need the window maker.......and then the aft deck can be done.   drat!  I still need to get new ink cartridges!  

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Hi Denis

 

It's great to see you back into Syborn, again.  And...as Kees has said, the overall shots show just what a marvellous job you're doing.  A true little gem, I'd say.

 

You must be getting really close to finishing her off.  Have you got a display case all sorted for her?

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

 

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thanks Patrick......still a bit to go yet.   for as long as this project has taken,  it's going to be a very happy ending   :)   not that I'm tired of it,  but because I'm not use to having a project last this long.....I know I have others.   fear not though......there are a couple more fishing boats in the que........namely {namelessly},  the boat that spawned from the Holiday harbor project.   I'm still at odds with it.......I'm thinking of continuing her here in this log,  rather than start a separate one for her.   I value any thoughts that you fine folks may have.

...as for a case.......nawwww,  wish I could,  but my budget doesn't allow for it.  we do keep our eyes on the flea markets and stuff.......recently we heard that Hallmark is closing in the mall.  they are selling off everything,  even their cases.   it would be cool to pick up a case like that.   we keep looking ;)

 

thanks for the good word my friend!

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12 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

thanks Patrick......still a bit to go yet.   for as long as this project has taken,  it's going to be a very happy ending   :)   not that I'm tired of it,  but because I'm not use to having a project last this long.....I know I have others.   fear not though......there are a couple more fishing boats in the que........namely {namelessly},  the boat that spawned from the Holiday harbor project.   I'm still at odds with it.......I'm thinking of continuing her here in this log,  rather than start a separate one for her.   I value any thoughts that you fine folks may have.

...as for a case.......nawwww,  wish I could,  but my budget doesn't allow for it.  we do keep our eyes on the flea markets and stuff.......recently we heard that Hallmark is closing in the mall.  they are selling off everything,  even their cases.   it would be cool to pick up a case like that.   we keep looking ;)

 

thanks for the good word my friend!

Hi Denis

 

I totally understand about the case, or lack thereof.  Hopefully, one day you'll score one at the right time or place.  

 

As for your next boat, well, I reckon that you should start another log; that way, even more people can enjoy it.

 

Have a great week.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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sounds unanimous to me ;)    belay that order........give 'er a dry dock of 'er own!  it'll still be a while......this was something I was toss'in 'round in my head.   by that time,  I should have a name for 'er.   thanks all for the help.......couldn't see leav'in 'er in with the other two......that wouldn't be right either.

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I spent a little time with this build today.......I think everyone is waiting to see this.   I installed the starboard side net.  it involved fastening the net to one of the trawl rigs,  as the first step,  using metal rings to do so.   a length of hemp rope was seized to one side of the rig,  and about 26 colored beads were strung on.   I ended up choosing the yellow and white ones.

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at the other end of the net,  a ring was fastened there too.   a shackle was threaded on some rigging rope,  and fastened to the net via the ring.

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it's a bit blurry,  but you can see that the sides were crimped together before it was seized.  all of the beads {buoys} were spaced and cemented in place on the rope.when lifted,  the buoys hang natural.

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{I laid it out to show} ;)    the assembly was then fastened using the shackle that I had previously threaded on the net rigging.   the rigging rope that is on the other end of the net,  was threaded through the block {double block}  and tied off to the shroud spreader and given a rope coil.

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I made up a bunch of these curly looking things........these need to be trimmed and shaped,  and used to fasten the bottom lip of the net to the buoy string.  the upper lip of the net is fastened to the center chain supports of the rig itself.

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the port side net is on the desk.......it will get the same treatment and installed on the ship.   thanks for looking in :) 

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thanks very much everyone for the comments and likes........even I wanted to see how it would look ;)    I put it half together on the table and finished it on the ship.......it worked out just as well.  I'm hoping to get something done today,  but it don't look promising.  if you read my Thermopylae log...you know why :(   I will try to get the other net up.  it will get the other net rig from hanging off of my crane light.   the clothes pin that I'm using for a counter weight hits the shade {which is metal},  and makes the sound of a ship's bell,  whenever someone walks by the table.  it can get annoying when it rings past three bells ;)  :D 

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Hi Denis

 

Brilliant work on the net.  Now all the effort that you've put into the  trawl rig, buoys, winches, etc, is all starting to make sense.  I can just picture Suborn chugging the seas trawling those waters.

 

Speaking of trawling, if you could just send her over here...there're a few recalcitrant goldfish in our pond!

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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I hear the Jaws music now Patrick........ :D  :D    liable to scare the gold right off the little fellas!   thanks for the good word.........and to you as well Rob!   I didn't get to the port side net........and work is as I remember it...........what a drag! ;)    before I forget yet again..........I did fix that stern light.   I'm also beginning to make the vents for the decks.   more once the work week is over.

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