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About marktiedens

  • Birthday 10/17/1951

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  1. Hi everyone. Progress has been slow,but I have got the fore & main sails rigged(except for the tacks). The mizzen topsail is done also. Now I need to make a bunch of rope coils to hang on the belaying points before adding the lateen yard due to space to get my hands in getting limited . Thanks for looking in. Mark
  2. Hi Bob - welcome to the forum from your neighbor to the north in Iowa! You will find the members here very helpful if you encounter a problem or need advice. Mark
  3. All good advice - as far as seeing a doctor,don`t bother. You are becoming what`s known as a "shipaholic" like most of us here. there is no known cure,so just go with it. Mark
  4. Thanks OC. The close-ups really show how bad the sail material is - looks more like burlap than cloth. Mark
  5. update - topmast sails almost done. Main & fore sails started. Getting hard to get my hands in around the belaying points - my next ship will not have sails! Mark
  6. Simplified,yes - I was only referring to this particular ship,not the evolution of sail configurations. Mark
  7. You are correct - the lower mizzen yard is only used to hold the lower corners of the mizzen topsail. Very nice job you are doing,by the way! Mark
  8. Hi everyone. Haven`t posted for a while due to being tied up with house stuff. I have,however,got the topgallant yards & sails rigged along with attaching the topmast yards. Not perfect,but I think it passes the galloping horse test. Thanks for looking in! Mark
  9. Hi - I was also getting some bad reactions with regular CA. Then I found this at my local hobby shop - it`s odorless & seems to have no bad fumes. It`s even safe for foam. Since I started using this all the bad reactions went away. It`s a bit pricey,but worth it to me to be able to use it with no bad reactions. It seems to hold just as good as "regular" CA,plus it takes a couple of seconds more to grab,giving you a little more time to position things. It says eye irritant on the label,but it doesn`t seem to bother me. A 2 ounce bottle will run about 30$ - A 1ounce bottle a bit less. It`s made by Bob Smith Industries in California. Mark

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