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About awanajv

  • Birthday 10/26/1961

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    Malta, NY
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    Jesus, My Wife, My Church, Disc Golf
  1. Still finding more to do. I finished the brace lines for the foremast yards. Added the Ship's Flags Trying to determine how I want to finish the three halyards.
  2. Thanks Bindy. Somewhere I read about soaking them in tea to darken them a little.
  3. Getting Closer to the end Still need to attach the brace lines to the fore sails. Also need to raise the flags.
  4. Getting Close to the END!!! All of the sails have been 'raised'. Next thing is attaching the lines to the yards and sails
  5. Also had time to attach the Fore sails Close-up of the Bowsprit. Close-up of the Fore Sails
  6. Had a little time today so I attacked the sails. Here are the yards and the sails separate. Then the yards and sails attached Close-up of the Main sails
  7. Somewhere during the build, I guess I supposed to drill these seven holes on each side of the foredeck. It was a little more difficult drilling the holes in the rails after the shroud lines were on.
  8. Ratlines and Stays are complete. Looks like I am about ready for the yards and sails. Time to do more research
  9. My profession - I am a Sr. Field Service Engineer for a semiconductor manufacturing company. I've been working on particle accelerators that are used in making computer chips for the past 30 years. I started out as an electronics tech in the US Coast Guard where ironically I never worked on a boat. I went straight into the aviation field, flying out of Cape Cod, Massachusetts 1980-84. My dad and two uncles retired from the USCG. Dad was also in aviation and my uncles were were on ships.
  10. Well, not too much snow lately but it was only 5F this morning (-15C) so more time to work on the SF2. YEAH! All of the lower ratlines are finished.
  11. Yet another lesson learnt - CA glue is flammable. I was reading through several logs and saw that a way to get rid of the FUZZIES is to burn them. I used this concept on several of the lines and they looked great. However, I used it on the Ratlines on the Fore Starboard side while the CA glue was still volatile and WOOF! The forward most shroud caught fire and burned along with the ratlines. I had to cut out the shrouds and start over. Starboard side complete!! Now on to the port side

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