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  1. Thanks gents, she may get cased but not till I get back home, I’ve no glass here to work with. Thanks again
  2. Well the day has arrived...Hannah is complete, my interpretation of her anyway. All the ratlines were finished, I've always had a lot of trouble when the lines get close together near the tops, so a jig was made to keep them separated to better facilitate knot tying Upper mast detail Bow details midships aft shot of stern bows swivel closeup pump closeup 4 pounders fore rigging and just some overall details Thanks to all who have followed along, your support, comments and suggestions are appreciated...THX
  3. Hey Denis, thanks much... ya she is getting there, a few more lines and tidying up and she’ll be there, been looking in one your Arizona build, she is looking good, will be a fitting tribute to a great ship
  4. Thx for the likes... this week work focused on the running rigging for the sails, the main an fore sheets were rigged and belayed to cleats previously attached to their respective booms At this point I mixed a solution of pva and coffee both to dilute and darken it, I want the sails darker then they are currently. Each sail was lashed to its mast and saturated till they were malleable at that point they were lowered a little at a time as I worked the folds into the furled mass...this proved to be somewhat fiddly and a bit of a pita, I would refer you to Newton's third law!!! Once everything was in a state I thought looked natural all was left to dry. The remainder of the rigging will be added once all is set. Below are a couple pics of the forward belay that I promised in my last update and that's it for this week, thanks for looking in
  5. Thank you much for your kind words sir Thanks you Wallace...looking forward to your build, and my tanks to those who hit the like button
  6. I haven't posted in a while, been being lazy and enjoying the late summer weather...work continued on the sail sections, each had robands attached to the top and the holes for the mast lashing reinforced with thread loops completed sails after the sails were completed I decided to rework the booms. I had originally painted them black like the gaffs, but learned during researching another topic that only the tops were blacked out during this time period, so they were stripped off and refinished The main and fore sails were lashed to their respective gaffs and set aside while I turned my attention to the jib it was lashed directly to the forestay the running rigging for the sail, halyard and sheets, were added with a lot of extra line left to reach their belaying locations. The sail material was then saturated with a diluted pva and worked down the stay until I got a look I was happy with. the sail will lose most of its translucence once the pva dries then I can trim the roband ends, and that's all for this week, I'll get more detailed shots of the running rigging once all sets up and is terminated. Thanks for looking in and following along.
  7. update for the week...thanks for the likes and comments... The Hannah did not carry belaying pins...all lines were belayed to varies cleats, some on deck some on the shrouds, to facilitate attachment of the shroud cleats I attached ratlines up an inch or so. I used a small modified cloths pin as a spacer once three courses were layed up on each set of shrouds the shroud cleats were attached using ca, once set the tops and bottoms were lashed to the shroud I've made the decision to include sails on my interpretation of the Hannah...but I'm going to do them furled, like on the cover of Hahn's book so with that in mind I set about to make sail segments...they wont be full sized as that would lead to too much bulk for the furl to look realistic. I wanted something that I could wet and shape once in place, but would be fairly easy to work with, as sewing is not my strong point I ruled cloth out right away...facial tissue tears to easily...plus I'm still roughing it in the rv...so while making a pot of java one a.m. it dawned on my that the correct medium was right at my finger tips... so I stained a couple of spare coffee filters with what else...coffee, to stain them a light beige shade, and then layed out and cut the sail sections...I'm only doing three, a main, fore and jib. Once the segments were cut holes were punched at the head of each to allow the attachment of the robands, as well a bolt rope was glued to the head to strengthen it, the fore and aft were left without rope to better allow them to fold over on themselves these were set aside to dry and earings and cringles were made for each sail corner which were trimmed and glued in place and again set aside to dry, reinforcement patches were made for each corner and glued on to cover the twisted rope end of each cringle here are the sail segments, you'll notice the sail seams have been penciled on...next the robands will be laced on and each sail made ready for attachment to their respective mast or stay, I plan to remove the mast bands I made and do a simple lash to the mast, I believe it will be more manageable Well that's it for this week, thanks for looking in...see you'll next week

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