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Tim Moore

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  1. Lower foremast yard is hoisted. Messed up the chain (actually rope) length slightly as it’s a complicated loop assembly that had to be pre made. The end result is just that the lanyards between loops are a bit short. I’ll get the mainmast right, decide whether to fix this later.
  2. Thanks! I use CA, find it’s very effective tool, faster and less messy if used sparingly. I find the carpenters glue tends to leave more residue but do use that sometimes.
  3. Hi. I just use thread. My block tying routine (illustrated below) is: 1. Rub thread with beeswax 2. loop around block and tie knot at bottom 3. stick the block in vice and twirl thread a few times if you need the block to stand off yard or mast. Rub a drop of glue on thread to fix it. 4. tie the open ends of thread around yard or mast, fix with glue and trim
  4. The lower yard on the foremast showing scope of all the gear that must be attached. This isn’t quite finished yet, still needs the foot ropes and parrel assembly and some final tidying up.
  5. Yes my plan at the moment is to do sails, unless it ends up looking too cluttered.
  6. Thanks Patrick and Sam for the kind comments. The first two yards have been hoisted in place, using the parrels and without need for any temporary pinning. Man there is a ton of rigging on this puppy. Ropes everywhere. Nice to have such a great hobby for these strange days.
  7. Working on the yards. The hoops for attaching the booms to the lower yards in the kit were unusable, so am fashioning something from slices of aluminium tube, brass wire and a dab of Ca. Should look acceptable all painted up with gunmetal.
  8. Wonderful work Nils. Such a joyful subject.
  9. Thanks Nils - much appreciated coming from an accomplished scratch builder; and likewise to all for the likes. Im currently splicing together pieces of walnut from the remains of old completed kits to make up some of the Bounty spars as there were a few pieces of dowel missing from my kit. Knew I saved all those bits and pieces for a reason.
  10. Thanks Mark. Yes been pushing the Bounty onwards, in the groove on completing the rigging. Looking forward to seeing your Victory work when you are able to get back at it.
  11. So that’s it for the fixed rigging - next step is the running rigging and sails, so I’ll have to head back to the wood shop, fire up the drill press and finish fashioning all the yards and attachments.
  12. Thanks Yves, and everyone for the thumbs. Just about finished diagram 5 of the 21 Bounty rigging plans. Drawings are ok except for a few educated guesses that need to be made, and a few errors in numbering. Made a little more tedious by the fact there was no dark thread provided in the kit except for one small spool of 0.8mm brown that ran out immediately, so I’ve had to stain the natural stuff as I go along. Managed a fairly even taughtness of all the lines so far without any of the back stays in place yet, which is a good sign.
  13. Thanks Sam...fixed part of rigging is well on the way to completion, just one more set of upper shrouds and the upper ratlines to go. Good job for a cold February here. My next project just arrived in the post... decided this lovely little fishing boat would be a nice change of pace after the rigours of the big Bounty. I’ll maybe do a build log if no one has done one by the time I start on the Fifie. Looks like a really nice and substantial kit.

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