Nirvana

18th Century Longboat by Nirvana - Finished

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Well, before next "masted" build, I am going to work on the skill of making chainplates and eyes. And rigging in general.

I have material for those exercises.

Practice makes one better, someone said long time ago.

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Looks like there was a little celebration? :D   Besides the nail at the bottom, is there any other fastener?

 

That's a good pic of the trim at the wale. You did a good job of fixing that paper trim to the boat.

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Mike,

I used a "tap" of CA between the plate and the rubbing strake to fix the item.

That way it won't be flimmsy when it comes to the rigging.

As for the fixing the paper, I followed Chuck's recommendation.

Finally, yes that's an amber colored liquid in the background, that you enjoy in small sips.

 

Edit: Thank you for the compliment.

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Progress!

I never thought I were to enjoy rigging and I am glad this longboat doesn't have the complexity of lot of lines.

But I am now at the stage where I am as god as at the end.

The pictures in the beginning shows the rat-nest that is to be the major part of the rigging.

 

 

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I like how you do some of this off of the boat.  Once of the challenges for me on the longboat, being new to rigging, was getting everything tied while the mast was installed.

Erik 

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Well, I am into rigging and things are coming together.

This is a lot of fun.

I am enjoying it tremendously!

Here are a few pictures I took with my phone.

Not the best but showing what is going on.

 

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Nice! Your photos are clear. No worries. Have not forgotten about your surprise.(missing windlass) Glad you're enjoying rigging. I'm looking forward to mine as well. 

Steve

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I am so glad having Lennart Petersson's book regarding rigging. I needed details of connecting the deadeyes. Perfect illustrated on page 2.:)

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In order to get the shrouds equally I used the deadeye claw while tying the opposite side.

Think it worked out fairly nice.

I am intending to work the shroud tying just like when doing tighten up nuts/bolts on the wheels of the car, crosswise.

This way they will be equally taught.

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Getting there,

Now it's time to get the bowsprit installed and doing the final part of rigging.

Some paint touch up and then give it to my Admiral. It was her birthday last Friday. Couple of days late, but still.

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I am done!

The special feature I have included is a signal cannon.
I did som research and found that some longboats carried a signal cannon.

So I added it to the port side at the stem.

 

This longboat has been a great build, even though it took its time to get there.
Moving and other things came in-between.

And I have a lot of extra material saved from the kit and the boxwood upgrade.

 

I like to thank you all that followed me through this build, with likes and comments.

Special smiley_thank_you.gif.c04a73a2040f0d0e202bb8a1273344d6.gif to Chuck for support!

 

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Nice job Per!  But . . . we demand more photos than the few you posted in the gallery.  Your build looks great, so needs to be shown in lots of large photos!  It's the law according to the rules of the MSW statutes Section 4 subsection 4b paragraph 27 item 16 exhibit GE25J after all.  It's a pretty serious infraction if you don't post more photos, just ask the moderators.  :P

 

Seriously though, good job!

 

Erik

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16 minutes ago, Erik W said:

Nice job Per!  But . . . we demand more photos than the few you posted in the gallery.  Your build looks great, so needs to be shown in lots of large photos!  It's the law according to the rules of the MSW statutes Section 4 subsection 4b paragraph 27 item 16 exhibit GE25J after all.  It's a pretty serious infraction if you don't post more photos, just ask the moderators.  :P

 

Seriously though, good job!

 

Erik

 

I must have missed that paragraph, how bad is the penalty?

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44 minutes ago, Nirvana said:

 

I must have missed that paragraph, how bad is the penalty?

Oh it's bad.  Trust me.  It's so bad I  can't even say it on the internet.

 

Erik

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