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  • Birthday 08/22/1966

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  1. Ah Jeez Dirk ... Before I just thought it was Witchcraft you were using 😁.. Now we have no excuse in Aspiring to your Level .. πŸ€— Master Class As Usual Mate.. I Love It ! All The Very Best Eamonn
  2. Hey Again Haiko .. Re the Rake Angle .. The Deck Templates should give you the correct Rake when you get to the point where you are slotting the Masts in position.. You can test by offering the Mast Dowel through the Hole in the deck and locating the step (Slot) in the False Keel Thingy ! If Ye Follow 😁 All The Best Mate Eamonn
  3. Hey There TBE .. I'm following this nice build along, and admiring your method (The 'if in doubt ask, taking advice then getting stuck in and building' Method.. It is sooo easy to over think things and be afraid to make a cut) on so complex a vessel (My first build is Ballahoo which is probably 1/4 the size of Peggy, and I still (for one reason or another) haven't finished lol 😁) Anyhoo I'm just here to suggest be careful making the Masts Steps 'Vertical' .. Usually there is a 'Tilt' towards the Stern (called Rake) but they are indeed Vertical in a Left to Right sense.. Others on here will be able to confirm or deny this as regards Peggy .. I just didn't want to see you going too far along and not being easily able to correct any error (if indeed there is one at all I wish to note .. πŸ˜•πŸ˜Ž) All The Very Best, and I hope you don't mind me butting in.. Eamonn
  4. Thanks for the Heads-Up TLS.. I shall seek ye out and follow along 😁 All The Very Best Eamonn
  5. Finished !! ... Jeez TLS .. At this rate you will have completed Victory before I even finish opening The Sherbourne box πŸ˜‚ She looks the Business by the way, and as Edwardk (Jon) above says she really compliments The Ballier ! Roll On The Next Build (Oh and don't forget to post a 'Heads-Up' on here so we can follow along from the get go) All The Very Best Mate Eamonn BTW I'm looking at the Sherbourne Box as we speak which means you probably have Victory planked as far as the Lower Gunports by now ... 😁😁
  6. Hey There Edward ... Out of Ordinary indeed, and not before time.. I rather suspect I'm going to have to learn all the basics of Boat Building all over again .. but for the moment (Room Preparations and Honeymoon aside) I'll have to rummage out all my Notes and Re-Visit my Lees etc, but at least I'll have a place to do this where I can spread everything out for a few days if needs be and not be in the way .. πŸ™‚ Cheers Mate Eamonn BTW The rain has been going all day here too.. We won't even mention that Hurricane Looking doo-dah heading our way either.. πŸ™„
  7. ++++++++ Newsflash+++++ Latest++++++++ OK Folks ... New Build Room aka Attic Conversion/3rd Floor aka North Face of the Eiger (Lot of Stairs to Climb) is complete and I have just installed the new work 'U' shaped bench and gave it a wipe of Danish Oil .. Everything is back from storage and Ballahoo herself is now in the Build Room .. Woo Hoo (OK not actually on the Table but sure near enough 😊 ) only a bit of tidying away and I can begin filling my shinny new shelves with Boat Building Paraphernalia .. Now where did I leave all that Rigging Research I did over the past few years ? Darn It .. Honeymoon Cruise around Italy coming up in a couple of weeks then I can get down to finishing The Ballier and opening another Build Log for ... Hmmm possibly Sherbourne (Have a few on the waiting list, but I always liked 'The Sherry' .. ) All The Very Best Folks From 'Moving Along Nicely Boatyards' (Formerly Known as Glacial Boat Building Ltd) Thanks For Stopping By Eamonn
  8. Yup .. That settles it .. My Build is going in the bin and I'm taking up Flower Arranging or something ... πŸ™„πŸ˜ .. Absolutely Wonderful as Usual Dirk ! All The Very Best Mate Eamonn
  9. Hey There Rob .. That first photo made me go 'Wow' !.. What a Sweet looking build, loving the colours too . All The Very Best Eamonn
  10. Hmmm those Bitts etc do look a bit 'chunky' for sure .. I just popped over to Dirks (Dubz) build and compared .. Bit of sanding may take care of that.. Take a looksie yourself .. What I did on Ballier was to build a wee Man out of scrap timber (to scale) and used him to judge thickness, size, etc (then picture holding the stuff yourself at full scale and see if it feels correct, we tend to make things too big and heavy and this will give you a better feel for it.. a good guide is 'if it looks too big then it probably is ) I think the size of cannons are grand btw .. Keep the updates coming All The Best Eamonn
  11. Beautiful Stuff As Usual Dirk.. Wonderful to see her progressing again ! All The Best Eamonn
  12. Nice Crisp Looking Work Going On There Mate ! Is that a Rudder I see .. 😎 All he Very Best Eamonn
  13. Great Work As Usual Mate .. Re the coat of Varnish, did you do the same with Ballier ? (am wondering if it would change the colour of the underlying paintwork) All The Very Best Eamonn

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