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  1. That is correct as per TFFM, 7/8”. Strakes at this point at 3” thick getting thinner as I go further up to 2” thick.
  2. Work on Pegasus has begun again, the first 4 strakes above the wales have been installed and now I’m treenailing while I can see the framing positions. I’m using boxwood for treenail material drawn down to #18 hole on Byrnes plate, and I’m glad that it’s pretty subtle so far. ben
  3. Wow, Thanks for all the likes and comments. Here are the last pictures of my longboat build with the flag attached. Im really impressed with how this kit from Chuck came out, it was a huge amount of fun to build, quality parts of the highest order, excellent instructions - Overall I think Chuck will sell thousands of these, just hope he can keep up with demand 😎 ben
  4. Rigging was completed with all rope coils etc... Windlass was wrapped and grapnel installed. Not going to install any oars or windlass bars. I tore the tissue flag as I was taking it out of its baggie, hopefully Chuck will be able to supply me with another, otherwise this project is complete and in its case. Thanks again to Chuck for designing and supplying this awesome kit. Back to the Pegasus build and maybe line up something else too. ben
  5. Hey Rusty, looks like Ike we have the same thing in mind, if I build her I will use Pear for the Stem, Knee, Keel, sternpost and rudder, ebony for the false keel, and Cedar for most of the rest - a la my Pegasus build, I love that color combination. look forward to seeing your progress to give me inspiration Ben
  6. No Jeff I didnt, the little time I have I prefer to be building ships rather than cases I buy my cases from here. https://www.casesforcollectibles.com/
  7. Good question Chuck - no easy answer to it though and I'm sure you have more things to worry about, but keep it in mind in case you do see something that catches your eye and you fancy building it.
  8. Just for Chuck, a picture of both of the projects together in their cases, thanks to him for creating these awesome kits and I hope he makes a few more of these larger scale small boats in the future, they sure are fun to build.
  9. Stays have been completed and Bowsprit installed, only the Jib, Jib Halliard, Foresail Halliard and Flag Halliard left to rig. You can see I have left all the stays loose for the moment until I’m ready to do the final tensioning. I ran out of 0.025 light brown rope due to mistakes and had to order more from Chuck, hopefully complete this great little project in a few weeks after vacation. ben
  10. Thole pins, belaying pins installed. Mast turned to rough dimensions and mast step installed.
  11. Thanks for all the likes and comments. I decided to start work on the exterior planking above the wales, the wales themselves were masked off as you can see to try and protect them somewhat. Im going to try and follow my planking plan as close as the hull allows. First 3 strakes completed and beginning on the fourth, and it’s quite close to plan so far. ben

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