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  1. Hello, Milestone complete! First yard is on the old girl!! Tie off the lines, then 8 more to go!! 🤣 Thanks, Mark
  2. Hello, Now I am back to rigging! Here is the start point for running rigging. I was able to salvage a number of spars, but as you can see, some fabrication will be required. Thanks, Mark
  3. Hello David, I am still considering building the small boats midship. There really isn't a large amount of detail on this ship, so having the small boats midship would not cover up too much. At this point though, I want to get all of the remaining rigging done, add some rope coils, finish up the odds and ends needing to be finished, then maybe the remaining small boats. Still need to add oars to these two as well. As you know, never ending list of things to do!! 😂 Would love to help with the copper plates, if you are somewhat flexible in quality!! 🤣🤣 Thanks, Mark
  4. Hello David! I was just thinking about that the other day. Will need to keep plenty of glue handy and the lid off the swear jar! 🤣🤣 Thanks, Mark
  5. Progress update.............the second boat is planked and off the building board. Planking was much, much easier this time, though as you can see, I will have a fair amount of hull clean up to complete. Very happy with the results to this point. Thanks, Mark
  6. .................couldn't wait, had to hang the boat off the davits while the stain dried! 😀
  7. Hello, Boat 1 almost done. A little bit of touch up, plus stain and she will be ready to hang off the davit on Victory. While far from technically correct as far as form and layout, I am happy with it as a first ever build. Now on to the second boat! Thanks, Mark
  8. Hello, Here are the latest progress pictures. A few details to complete, staining then on to the next boat! 😃 Thanks, Mark
  9. Hi Keith, Funny you mention that..............I had a piece of veneer out of my wood bin and laid it across the hull to see how it would look! I may definitely go that route. Stay tuned for further details! 🙂 Thanks, Mark
  10. Hello, Planking has been completed on the first small boat. Looks more like a picket fence, but for my very first planking attempt, I am happy with it. Looking forward to getting it off the build board, giving it an initial light sanding to see what else I need to do to get it looking a little more finished. While a challenge, new skills were developed, with many, many lessons learned. Thanks, Mark
  11. Here is the latest update on my small boat build for the restoration. Finally have the keel on the building board and now looking at planking. As you can see I did a little fairing of the ribs, but they are pretty wonky. At this scale, I am going to move forward and hope the planking will "right" some of the wrongs. I can imagine most of you are cringing at that last sentence!! 😂 Wish me luck! Thanks, Mark

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