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  1. Thanks Bill...no it's not radio controlled. Hope my build log online can help you through some stuff, if not feel free to email. Thanks again
  2. Floyd can you take a picture or find a picture of the connection point. I thought that may have been something I overlooked on the mast, but cant see it on the drawings. Maybe it was left out. But, I'd like to add it if I can find a picture of it.
  3. OK, here's my spinnaker pole. It may be a little thicker than scale, I had to start from a 1/4" dowel and sand down.
  4. Yes, I feel I should do some touching up , that is one big one I left out. I post corrections here when I do. Thanks
  5. OK, I decided to to the finishing touches on this today, and posted the final pics here: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/gallery/album/901-endeavour-j-class-yacht-1934-801-amati/ Thanks for everyone following this thread and build. LIke I said before, the end came faster than I expected. Now for a little break and think of the next possible build.
  6. Endeavour J-Class Yacht (1934) 80:1 Amati
  7. Floyd, not offended at all...yes, my love for sailing is more of a visual thing that I hope to someday learn. I love learning term, so that was a good lesson. I've learn a lot during the bluenose build, and more here. Henry James, I realized I didn't answer your question before, but the brass wire I used was around .020" or 0.019" brass wire. I know the kit suggests rope, but I liked the brass. This kit is almost finished. I'll even say my next update of pictures will be the final showing. I already attached the 3 sails. I'm dressing of the rigging of that, and will finish any final rigging. The end of this build came faster than I was expecting!
  8. Thanks! Yeah, take one line at a time, try not to let slack happen in the lines unless it intentionally has slack in it. Sometimes pulling something tight will cause another to have slack, so think that through. Usually doing it in the order they show is good.
  9. YOu can either order pieces online or find a local hobby shop that carry balsa wood strips. OK, decided to move forward and lace in the main sail. Probably a good idea to do it now since the more rigging to work around the harder it is. I didn't do all the loops up the mast and down the boom, just enough to hold it in place for now. The "hypotenuse" of the sail must have been a little longer than it should have because it doesnt pull tight and causes the sail to lay an inch or two to the side, Not a problem when seen from the side. My main problem with the main sail was the lower reef lines, those came out the worst before I started using my sewing machine better, but I kept it. I'll just 'pretend' the sail is old because of use.
  10. Erik, you can see on page 8 of my build how the sails came out, I was forced to use dark brown and just sewed over the daark brown dashes. I would have preferred just an offwhite slightly darker than the sails. I didn't presoak in glue, if that doesn't make them look unnatural I guess that's a way to help form them, otherwise jsut let them have their natural hang from being cloth. I'm at the point that I might install the main sail. If it bothers me, I may start over with different sails. I guess once you get a good material, you can transfer lines onto the sail with transfer paper and sew reef lines over those lines, because the transfer lines wash out. Then you just let them air dry while stretching them over your plans with push pins so they don't shrink, and then iron.
  11. The cleats are painted brown because I suppose the original ones were large wooden cleats. I can't find good old pics. They are cast metal because precutting these probably would not have worked well. It was a pain to paint them.
  12. For the center stripe I used left over walnut and double stacked it, I saw you write about have bleed through from staining, that would have prevented the need for staining.
  13. Yeah, I had green but no red. I used the red touch up paint I have for my Red Tundra truck. worked perfect. The winch was the lst thing I did on the deck and I was getting lazy and wanted to finish, so left it brass. Also had to make my own handle, didn't like the flat brass supplied one, so I just bent some wire in a "s" shape to make the two sides.
  14. Some more updates on the rigging. I rigged the boom which had a real trick run trough about 7 blocks. And I'm only rigging one side to the mast before putting on sails, so the other side can be rigged later..will make it easier for putting on the sails.

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