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About Richvee

  • Birthday 09/30/1961

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    Hamburg NJ
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    Baseball, Umpiring, Ship Models, Model Railroading

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  1. Don’t let the sun go down on me. Elton John
  2. Papa was a rolling stone- Temptations
  3. Picture Life - Scorpions
  4. Up around the bend. CCR
  5. The album was Permanent Waves
  6. Great stuff! Love the realism of your work. I'll be using these photos when I get around to the whaleboat hardware on my Kate Cory. Even for my 1/64 ship, I agree the line tubs are a must in each of my boats. Other than oars, mast, and a harpoon or two, I'm not sure how many more details I can stuff into my little boats.
  7. Nice work. I agree learning the history of the whaling industry is half the fun. You work looks far beyond beginner level.
  8. Did as much detail on the lower yard off the model as I could. Lift and brace blocks, reef tackle blocks and line, bunt and leech line, chain sheets, footropes and flemish horses. Everything went pretty smooth. I fastened the blocks to the sheet chain, and added the tackle line, then I rove the tackle through the lower blocks that I had strapped, but left a long piece of wire still on the blocks, so I could thread the wire through the deck eyes next to the mast and secure the block after the tackle was rove through the blocks. . I figured it would be easier to fasten the lower blocks to the deck eyes with the tackle already rigged through the block. That worked out real well. I was able to fit the pin through the truss to secure the yard to the mast with minimal trouble. Had a little trouble with the sling chain. I was a little off when I cut it to length when I test fitted the yard. I had to undo the ring bolt under the mast, remove the chain, clip two links off it and re attach it under the top. While the sling chain was off the model, and after resizing, I soaked it in acetone for a few minutes, dried it and blackened it. The original plan was to just paint it once it was in, but since I had it off the model, I went with the blackening. It took a very nice black color, as did the sheet chain. None of the lines a permanently belayed yet. Some are wrapped around their pins just to keep some order. Tensioning all these lines is going to be interesting, given that fact that the yard swivels on the truss. I'm not sure if I should level the yard, and add a drop of CA on the truss, or let swing and let the lines actually hold it in place. Here you can see the sling chain tight, and in place AHHHHH!!😱 The bunt and leech lines are through the wrong hole in the blocks! Looks like they'll be getting re done. Chain sheet and block
  9. Perfect. That’s what I was thinking today as I went about business at work. I’m a little surprised it’s not mentioned it in the wonderfully detailed rigging spec booklet written by Erik Romberg Jr. Every line, size, belaying point, tackle, etc. is written about in detail. A little note on the plans next to the yard detail saying “ notch in batten for halyard hitch” would have been nice😊 Thanks for your help.
  10. Beautiful work. So, I see what you’re saying, however, I have a single tye, and, as you can see in the plans above call for timber battens, not rope slings/truss. So how would I get that strap around the center of my yard if it calls for timber battens? Maybe 2 straps around the yard similar to yours, on either side of the batten, then lashed together and the tye secured in the center of the two straps?
  11. Thanks Allen. The Kate Cory had wooden battens as shown in the plans below. Note the topsail yard has a halyard band and and eye for attaching the halyard tye. The topgallant and royal do not have that band and eye. How was the halyard tye attached to these two yards?
  12. My plans and instructions for the Kate Cory say the topgallant and royal yard halyards do not have a halyard band and an eye for securing the halyard. The directions simply say.. "The tye is hitched to the yards centerline and not to a metal band like the topsail yard". While the rigging specs booklet states "Tarred manila, 2 1/2"c. Sling end seized around yard in a bight. " There are no pictures of this in the plans or instructions. My question is, how was this slung around the yard with a timber batten mounted to the yard to fit it to the mast? My only guess is there a space between the batten and the yard to slip the halyard though to get around the yard? Yet I see no evidence of such a space on the kit's plans, nor in the detailed plans from New Bedford. Can anyone explain to me what kind of knot/sling was used on these yards? Thanks
  13. Time is on My Side - Stones
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