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MESSIS

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  • Birthday 08/25/1957

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  1. Well done! Have you bought a second kit? I thought you was rebuilding the one you had.
  2. Hi everybody, If my english is correct, then I have just finished the gunwale and the bulwark. I believe gunwalle is the top part of the bulwark... there where a sailor could lean his hands and look over the sea the sun setting into the horizon.
  3. Thank you guys (Eberhard and druxey). The pin was an iron pin or something else?
  4. Which parts of an 18th century block were metal. Is it the sheaves and the pin or also some other parts? I was thinking maybe the eye.
  5. You are very welcome Steven. I myself had started as well this year a study at the Cyprus State University. Once again after more than 35 years since I finished my studies in W.Germany. But this time only just for the fan of knowledge and the pleasure of learnig 😁
  6. Adding some etymology: Αλέξ-ανδρος is composed out of two words, Αλέξ from the verb αλέξω meaning push away, and ανδρός from the word άνδρας meaning man. Man is άνδρας (nominativ) του ανδρός ( genitiv) So Αλέξανδρος its the strong and brave one, "the one that pushes men away", men is referred to the enemy's men. So in the case above it could have been written Άλεξ (as it exists as a word) but never Αλεξαν... which that would be the word Άλεξ plus the two first letters of the word ανδρος... cant be.... its nonsense. Ps. I apologise for writing all these, it makes me most probably look like a "wise guy" or a smart-***... but ancient greek its my pet subject and I always really enjoy talking about it. Hope that some of the stuff is useful or interesting and apologies again.
  7. Thank you Jeff. Am following you step by step, its clever and also a challenge what you do! Am waiting for your new uploads. Christos
  8. Planking the main deck. Finishing with highlighting the caulking of the planks with a pencil, as well as the plank nails. And finishing with two passes of a satin matt varnish.
  9. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΜΙΛΗΣΙΟΣ Looking that my first though is: In nomimativ is AlexanDROS. Here, is genitive... AlexanDROU. Meaning "of Alexander's", showing in this way that it belongs or it refers to Alexandros. That is... the ship, or the picture, or whatever "of Alexander", "of" belonging/referring to him. Now, ΜΙΛΗΣΙΟΣ its nomimativ and clearly means, Alexander from Miletus (Μίλητος) (ref.to a historically very important ancient greek city of Anatolia in the Ionian region, on the western Aegean Sea coast -present day Turkey ), meaning simply and definitely that Miletus is his home city. Still why is the name written twice? (Peculiarity?) Actually and more precisely its written : ΑΛΕΞΑΝ_ _ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΜΙΛΗΣΙΟΣ. Can that be that this way it designates the person in the picture as Alexan the son of Alexandrou from Miletus? Example: My son's name is Andreas and my name is Christos, so it can be said "Andreas ChrisTOU" (genitive), meaning Andreas the son of Christos. (Commenting Alexandros as the name of both father and son, it can be said, that it was oft at that time, that the son and father had the same name). So this possibly is the case here. Otherwise there is only just a repeat of the name, which again, that would have been meaningless. Concluding I have to add, that ΑΛΕΞΑΝ as a word (as a name) of it self -I believe- its incomplete and had never existed. The complete and proper name was (some grammar): Ο ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ (nominativ) ΤΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (genitiv) ΤΟΝ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΝ (acusativ) ΤΩ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΩ (dativ) Ω ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕ (vocative) Ofcourse it can be that it was originally written ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ (and not ΑΛΕΞΑΝ) ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΜΙΛΗΣΙΟΣ and simply the last four letters have been damaged. If this is the case, then this makes sense: Alexander, son of Alexander from Miletus Christos
  10. Cannons on board. The 26 x 12 lb cannons are on board. The 6 lb cannons are waiting on shore the construction of the main deck.

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