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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. I built a canoe of WRC and it's kind of splintery so I doubt it would make good planking for a model. Funny, I used it for planking the canoe. It bends well, but can be brittle if that makes any sense. The grain wasn't what I would call tight.
  2. Looking at those swivels on the quarterdeck rail, I wonder how the crews managed to work them being so close together? Must have been uncomfortably hot work working them.
  3. It is. Lubbock has a lot of good sailing ship stuff. Quite prolific. And interesting. To me at least.
  4. I think Lee Valley is my favourite store. Extremely happy we have one here in Halifax. If ever I'm posted to a community without one I'll miss browsing their display room.
  5. You are lucky to have this kit. Congratulations on your good fortune. It will sure be an interesting build.
  6. 10 shot per gun sounds like a small number of rounds but I suppose one would normally use solid shot and not bar chain grape etc. My french is good but not perfect so a few of the more technical comments probably went over my head. I'll have look at my copy of Boudriot's 74 gun ship. I have all 4 at my other house and will look it up in english when I next go check on it. Your progress is stupendous Gaetan.My apologies for so much thread drift but I am genuinely curious about these little details that come to light. Cheers, Daniel.
  7. Another question of shot and shot lockers has come to mind as I read Patrick O'brian's Ionian Mission. As Worcester 74 glides into a bay to deal with a french force, Captain Aubrey orders bar and chain shot. I'm quite familiar with what it is and what it does but what arrangements were made in the ship to store bar and chain shot? I can't imagine they would mix it all in together in one locker. Or did they?
  8. I suppose the style answer might be the best we ever see. Makes sense. I was thinking that in the back of my mind by my mariner instincts told me nobody would cut extra holes in their vessel that weren't absolutely needed.
  9. But why two doors to the same cabin? surely an unnecessary intrusion point for water?

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