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kscadman

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  • Birthday 04/27/1963

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  1. I've started on the masts. As I'm trying to figure out how to square the top sections of the masts with out getting them lopsided I added the anchor ropes to the deck and started work on the tops.
  2. Progress has been slow. I've finished all but the foot ropes on the bowsprit. Overall I think it looks right, but my rigging techniques need work. I found that the dolphin striker is my nemesis (I broke it 3 or 4 times). I still need to attach the foot ropes to complete the bowsprit. Any directions on proper rigging would be appreciated. I researched the books, but putting prototype into scale is almost impossible for me. Attached is a progression of the bowsprit assembly.
  3. I managed to attach all the hearts to the bowsprit. I'm not very satisfied with the results. Does anyone have an idea as to where I can look to find the proper way of lashing the hearts, I've looked in my books and in the resource sections here and haven't found anything. I hope my rigging gets better as I move along. Thanks to all for your likes and comments, it really helps.
  4. Thomas, I totally agree with you. I've made more progress. I completed the open and closed hearts but I'm not happy with the results. I wasn't sure how to lash the cord to the hearts. I need a how to book on this one. When I examined the drawings it looked like all the hearts have double cords on them but in the picture in the instructiions look like only the open hearts had double cords.
  5. Bowsprit is finished and the cap has been installed. Test fitted the jibboom and flying jibboom.
  6. From what I see so far your work is very impressive! With this hobby it seems that the more work is done the more is needed to know and the more books that are bought. LOL I agree... It is so much more fun
  7. I'm doing the same. I think I've bought more books to build my Syren than I did for college.
  8. Work is progressing on the bowsprit. I started with the kit supplied dowel but after sanding and staining it still looked like a dark dowel rod. I noticed that the diameter was smaller than the plan drawing so I bought a new basswood dowel rod and and remade the bowsprit. I'm much happier with the results. The jibboom and flying jibboom went off without a hitch. I assembled the dolphin striker and lathed the jack staff My question is: does the bowsprit sit on top of the stem or is it cut into the stem? My angle "looks" too steep to me. Richard
  9. Beautiful work Jesse! I agree GS hypo cement is a godsend. I used it a lot back in my watchmaking/clockmaking days. I hope you stay safe from Florence. Richard
  10. Hello and thanks Thomas. Its good to be back. I still have the hammocks. I removed them for the moment. I hope your staying safe from Florence. Richard

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