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Pete D

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  1. Try an old emery board that your your wife / better half will not miss , its quite fine
  2. So the last update Completed work on the sails for the main mast . Was excited to be able to have it look like the box picture
  3. So just a few observations that I have noted during this stage of the build. I have never done sails before so tried to be as accurate as possible. But there are definitely some conflicting info in the build sheets supplied. Earlier in another build there was discussion about multiple ropes at various pinrails. Once I started tying ropes down . it can get really busy at the rails with the multiple ropes , also should be mentioned that the space to work in decreases with each attachment. So takes a lot of patience , tying and untying , then retying..... I actually detached the fore gaffsail , as I found that it kept obstructing the line of site , and once I had done the work on the foresails I re-attached it . May be something to keep in mind. I had to re attach a number of blocks on the foremast . Some were attached in the incorrect place , some were attached facing up when they should be down. So I guess I needed to pay closer attention to the instructions. Some of the blocks broke free when placed under the tension of the rope . Again I think it has to do with the 0.15 thread that seems to be very "brittle" . I eventually changed to 0.25 thread as it is a little more sturdy. Here are some shots of the fore pin rail . looks really busy
  4. Fore sail attached . Also showed views of the blocks arranged on the foresail as well as the rigging behind
  5. Work on the fore top gallant sail . I have showed the process I followed to prepared the sail . The blocks were attached to the lower corners
  6. An update on the build progress Worked on the foresails installation . This shows the Fore Royal Sail Front and rear view to show the rigging
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