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  1. Welcome to MSW Eddson, If you could please post in the new members and intro yourself that would be a nice thing. Regarding your problem, can you post some photos of these blocks? Are they internally stropped or externally stropped? Allan
  2. Going back to creatures on the golf course, I took the following on the 13th fairway at our golf course in Ave Maria, FL. https://youtu.be/AaQA8zKLKOU The next one was another big boy that came from the 17th hole, across the street to our next door neighbor's then to our yard and to the lake behind our house. Guess he thought the fishing would be better at our pond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGLU5NAS24&list=PL1V0Rw_IUxGwKJViSoW6ja8B3mOQMzqwc Allan
  3. Per, We have mold issues in SW Florida on driveways, roofs, lanais paving stones, lanei screens, and sidewalks. I got sick and tired of pressure washing every other month in the rainy season. Luckily a golf buddy neighbor said to try Wet and Forget (No, I own no stock in their company or have any association with them) I did the drive way, sidewalks, and lanai in less than 30 minutes versus the hours needed for pressure cleaning. Within a couple weeks, everything was clean as can be and was 5 months before the next cleaning was needed. (I have no desire to climb ladders anymore so roof cleaning goes to an outside contractor every three or four years. ) I gave the whole works another cleaning in June to stay ahead of the summer blitz of mold. two months later now and it is still in great shape. The company says it is good for wood as well. Algae, mildew, mold, and moss can be handled with this stuff. It is not cheap but I get it at a box store for about 20% less than on line or at places like HD or Lowes. Allan
  4. C, That brings up even more of an issue. Were they Barbary Corsairs, or French Corsairs? Sounds like it might have been the Arab corsairs as the French corsairs were state authorized privateers. John, the bolt rope was "stitched" around the entire perimeter of the sails. How did you rig the bolt rope to the model without the sails? Pictures?? Probably a simple answer but I just cannot get my head around this one. Thanks!!! Allan
  5. Hook turns, albeit from the right to turn left versus from the left to turn right, have been around in New Jersey for decades. And they got my goat for the many years that we lived there. Allan
  6. C. Remember that Lennarth Peterson's book is specific to one ship and one era, a three masted British 36 gun 5th rate of 1785 so other sources may be worth investigating that are closer to a brig such as your corsair. Allan
  7. Thanks Mark, We will be spending a day in Antigua in January as one of the ports of call on our cruise. I just looked and there is an excursion to Nelson's Dockyard, woohooo!!! Your post made it easy to decide what we (I) will be doing for most of that day ashore. Thanks again! Allan
  8. Thanks for the correction Will. FYI, actually flat head nails were used rather than rivets, thus the reason they would be pushed in versus raised. If they had only been put on upside down!! 😃 Still, beautiful workmanship in putting them on. Allan
  9. I WON"T be sharing that one with my blonde admiral. Truth is she makes me look like a dunce. Allan
  10. Well both Mike and Scott got me a bit confused. First I saw WA thinking Washington not Western Australia and then Scott whose avatar spells it out and realized the your goat getter is the same as mine, just on the other side of the road. I HATE when people sit in the "passing" lane and force you to make a pass on the other side which is generally illegal in most states in the US. There are signs here that the left lane is for passing only but it appears that many people here cannot read. If I was a traffic police officer I would be sooooo happy to go on patrol everyday just looking for the idiots hogging the passing lane and handing out fines. One of the many other things that gets my goat is using the abbreviation WA for Western Australia instead of Washington 😁😁 Kidding Mike. Seeing the pic in your avatar, I don't want to get on your wrong side. Allan
  11. Eurus, They look like roof tiles but I THINK they are as much about deco as functionality. 17th century and early 18th century galleries had solid tops on their galleries, but they were still roofs of a sort with other styles of decoration instead of tiles. Maybe the tiles do act as some protection from the elements as well as being a decoration. For modeling purposes I have mostly seen them carved from a solid piece but I remember seeing one or two from individual shingles. FYI, the earliest I can find of this style on contemporary models is 1740 but could have been used before that. I could find none with this construction before 1720. Allan
  12. Eurus There is not much about that model that is realistic, but those decorator models were, well, just that, decorator models. Allan
  13. Absolutely lovely work Jon!! I especially like the that you have spent a ton of time researching your project. Based on the questions we see here at MSW of late, it seems research is becoming more and more a part of the scratch builds and the positive results are evident. The only problem with research is that sometimes there are days when I enjoy it as much or more than making sawdust. Allan
  14. Eurus, I have never seen a roof at the stern itself like on this model and agree with you that if there was an aft deckhouse it would probably not have roof tiles. But, as they are shown on the galleries, this was typical on many, if not most, British war ships in the 18th century. A couple examples of contemporary models on display at Preble Hall are below. Allan
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