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  • Birthday 04/07/1955

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  1. Frank, the advantage (at least to me) is that you are ahead. But I was also reflecting about the two holes for the foremast. I could also not realize why there are two. Following the Fluer de Lis may be an option. But it also may have been a sense of symmetry since it was a ship of pomp. Clark
  2. No problem. The point is that you have to think about the next 10 steps when building the Reale.
  3. Thanks Frank, the photo and my description my have led to errors but I have just drilled the water outlets, the slots for the shrouds are probably led through holes in the outer gangway. I will keep your hint in mind. Clark
  4. Lower planks are glued now and I have started to drill the holes for water outlet. I made some help lines. One line 3 mm distance to the hull to mark the middle of the holes. Rectangular ones to mark the location of the supports. Distance between the rectangular lines was 9.5 mm. Thus, I made a small metal template, outer width 9.5 mm with an inner opening of 6 mm to mark the limits of the holes. For drilling the holes, a driller 0.8 mm was used, wood between the holes was cut and sanded. 6 mm width was marked on the sander (sanding paper glued on wood piece). To arrange supports for the lower planks, I started with the first one arranged by a metal strip clamped to the yolks. Gap between the following supports was kept by using a wood block with 7.3 mm thickness
  5. Supports of port side and starboard side are now all fixed. Outer ends of supports had to be corrected in height.
  6. Frank, it is a pleasure to see your progress and the effort you are putting into the details. I noticed that you did not install the cannons yet. This because you wanted to finish the front deck first? Clark
  7. Thanks Frank, when I first read your blog I was astonished that only a limited number of supports can be adapted per day. Now I know what you meant. Hope to read further inspiring news in your blog. Clark
  8. All supports of port side are now fixed. It really took some time.
  9. With every new ship fun and effort in rigging increased. Doing the same knots again and again can be very relaxing after a hard day. When I began to build mediterrian ships, the task increased further since the plans and books showing the rigging are limited. Looking in the old paintings is sometimes not helpful. Comparing the rigging plans of Corel and Amatis Xebecs let me suppose that there is still a lot of variation possible. Clark
  10. Song of joy - Beethoven/(Miguel Rios)
  11. With a little help from my friend(s) - Joe Cocker/Beatles Clark
  12. Hi Chuck I was happy to find your blog. Klaus Störtebecker is still a hero in Germany at least at the coast line. As far as I know, the ship is originally named "Toller Hund" : "Toll" has two meanings: mad and great. Klaus Störtebecker was both. Clark
  13. Thanks, it makes adjustment much easier. Clark
  14. As suggested by the Corel manual, I started with the two middle supports #82 and #83 (Corel plans), which are at the lowest point of the deck line. To get them in a vertical position I made a holder with a 1.5 mm slot (= thickness of plywood) and 8 mm width of the vertical wood strips (= distance between the supports). I made also some wood pieces 8 mm wide to keep and control the distances between the supports. Additional supports were added between #82 and #83 and the yokes. Further supports were inserted between the middle ones and the yokes.

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