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  1. Been a while since I posted. Adding blocks and footropes to the fore yard
  2. The Jeers I always intended to do the Jeers like they are on the Endeavour Replica, with single blocks, because that made sense for a small vessel of 300 tonnes. But I still had a niggle in the back of my mind whether that was right because the AOTS has two sets of double blocks. Today I found the answer in Steel's book "Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship" Quote: "JEARS, in merchant-ships, and small ships in the navy, have two single blocks lashed on each side the mast-head, as above, and another, the same size, in the middle of the yard. The tye, which connects with these blocks, reeves through one of the blocks at the mast-head, then through the block on the yard, and afterwards through the block on the other side the mast-head. In the lower ends of the tye is spliced a double-block, which is connected by its fall to a treble-block, that hooks to an eye-bolt in the deck, close to the mast, on each side. By this the power of the tackles below is communicated to the tye, which, connecting with the block upon the yard, easily sways it up, or lowers it down." Another case of the AOTS being wrong
  3. A bit of spare time over the Easter break to work on the ship. Standing rigging completed yesterday with the last of the ratlines done. Bowsprit all fitted out now. Today I fitted the shroud cleats and some cleats on the rail stanchions. All ready to get stuck into the running rigging now.
  4. Artsy shot. I think that getting the scale of everything right, including rigging sizes, gives a more realistic appearance
  5. Thanks Mike, good to see you back into it. I have been very slow on my build, I don't get to it very often, too much other stuff to do. Dashi, I don't know either way on the gaff. I have just followed the AOTS for all my masts and yards, because it was easy to photocopy the drawings and enlarge them to the correct scale. I have mostly finished the standing rigging, except for some ratlines on the fore and mizzen topmast shrouds. I have started ading all the footropes and various blocks to the yards, starting at the bowsprit. Cheers
  6. I haven't seen that draught before. Can you post more sections of it please? or send the image in a PM if you don't want to post in on here
  7. Hello Mark Is this the draught you refer to different to this one? This one is the original draught showing how she was as the Earl of Pembroke, with the proposed alterations. The companion in front of the helm was removed at the refit before Cook's voyage. I didn't know there was another with the writing you describe. I'm eager to see it Cheers Steve
  8. Welcome back Mike, I was just thinking about you, wondering what happened to your build
  9. Continuing on in bits and pieces when I have time. Today I made the parral and fitted the spritsail topsail yard, the first running rigging being the spritsail topsail halyard and I had a crack at making my first rope coil at the belaying pin.
  10. A bit more work today, finished off the footropes on the spritsail yard and finished fitting the fore topmast stays
  11. Hi Mark Thanks. The nail marks in the planks were done using a 6B pencil, just position it on the plank, press and rotate. Practice on a scrap to get good at it, and keep the pencil sharp. Cheers Steve
  12. I haven't posted on here for a while but I have been plugging away doing bits and pieces when time permits. I have been working on the rigging and have almost finished the topmast standing rigging. This week a little diversion, I bought a ships wheel kit from Syren. Its the correct size and looks much better than the metal one I had there. Great kit from Chuck - everything goes together so precisely. First pic is the metal wheel I replaced.

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