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About MrBlueJacket

  • Birthday 08/22/1949

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    Searsport, Maine
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    Ship models, r/c planes

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  1. Over the weekend, I spent another 4 1/2 hours to get the yard to the stage you see below. I built out the squared ends and yes, there is a sheave inside. There's also 10 eyebolts, 4 wires for the stunsail irons, and of course the truss. Still need to add the footropes. The jackstay supports are .020" thread tied around them.
  2. So started the main yard last night. Took about 20 minutes, it is a 5/16 dowel that is 11 1/4 inches long
  3. How do you know you're drowning in milk? When it's pasteurized.
  4. Why do seagulls only fly over the sea? Because if they flew over the Bay, they'd be called bay-gulls and it's hard to spread cream cheese on them.
  5. Thanks, Rob. I'm thinking about a couple of furled sails on the lower yards, and maybe a jib sail. Plenty of time to ponder that............ Here's what I did on the Charles Notman:
  6. Welcome, Tobias. Did you buy it from Eskader? They're nice people. If you do a build thread, when finished, I will give you 10% off your next kit (if you buy it from us, of course) Nic
  7. My pleasure. We all learn by helping each other. Remember: Experience is what you get right after you needed it!
  8. At this point, I woulds go one of two ways: 1- Get some Bondo and fill out the bow curve. - See me doing that at the stern of the Red Jacket thread. 2- Glue on the keel pieces, then use filler to fill the gaps. I think #1 would yield a better hull, but #2 is easier. Nic
  9. Here are the 3 gaffs and a boom, being painted. Residing on the centerline, it makes sense to install them before the various running gear.
  10. Here's the fish tackle set up. I believe it was used to help pull the anchor up to the catheads.
  11. Here's a shot of the main backstays. From left to right, the sizes (diameter inches) are: .010 .015 .020 .025 The shrouds are .030
  12. Last night I finished the Main backstays and installed the spreader bars on the fore and main.
  13. Got a chance to do some more backstays. I'm spending about 1/2 hour on each one. Foremast is finished.

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