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About Sailor1234567890

  • Birthday 05/05/1977

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    Shubenacadie NS, Canada
  • Interests
    Sailing ships, boating, sailing, canoeing, boatbuilding in 1:1 and various other scales.

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  1. Is it just me or do those guns look to be terribly inconveniently placed for the helmsman? Anybody working those guns will be in his way.
  2. It echoes to a launch slipway with crossed timber below the hull. Neat work you've done there.
  3. I love cherry. I find if the boards aren't clear straight grained, it can give you tear out issues. If it's smooth straight grain though, the result is beautiful.
  4. A beautiful ship, well executed. I have a question about her rig. Rather, the lead of her lines. There's a row of pins above the windlass. Seems to me if the lines lead there, (jib downhauls etc.) are made fast in that location, they'd get in the way of the windlass. Is that one of the issues with the quality of the kit or is that actually where those lines were belayed?
  5. So.... What now? We're all waiting anxiously to see what you'll pull out of your hat next.
  6. I hope I haven't sent you down a rabbit hole. Sorry if I did. I think you're making the right call though. I've seen the mix of them as you mention, Cutty Sark for one has her lowers below the yard and her tops irons above. In the image of GR above, you can see her lowers are tried up to access the sail beneath it. Looking great so far. Looking forward to your proper return to work. Cheers,
  7. The French built such pretty ships in those days didn't they?
  8. Plenty had them above but as you alluded to, it places the booms right where the sail wants to be when furled. Trice up the booms before you can furl the sail. Added labour. Ships like Cutty Sark placed the booms below the yard to alleviate this. Placing it behind the yard and above doesn't solve the problem because you still have to lean over the booms to get at the sail to furl it. It doesn't seem to be a solution to the problem in my mind. But maybe it is and I'm not seeing why. I haven't sailed in any ships with stuns'ls so I don't know for sure.
  9. Should the boom irons not angle forward? I've never seen boom irons angled aft like that. Booms forward and above the yard and below the yard but above and abaft the yard is new to me. Was she rigged like that? I know there are some oddly rigged ships sometimes as masters tried out their ideas so maybe she was rigged that way.

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