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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. So.... What now? We're all waiting anxiously to see what you'll pull out of your hat next.
  4. 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,
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A ship today is required to carry a bell or other device that will reproduce the sound of a bell. This is listed in the international regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea or simply "the Colregs". I am fairly confident the requirement was there historically as well. The bell was central to much of the daily routine in the ship, I can't imagine there was a ship that put to sea without one.
  8. There's a video series about handling a big square rigger using Sorlandet. Star of India at the maritime museum there also have some videos out. Fascinating stuff this handling of a big square rigger. There's a 10 minute video of James Craig's first 10 years since her restoration that has some awesome footage of her in plenty big seas. All are worth watching for those of us interested in the handling of big square riggers.
  9. Bob, In order to assuage your fears of hiding such boat bling you can use lexan as the top of the box which would also allow a bit of extra light below. Not as traditional but very functional. Sailor
  10. Those Dorade Vents would not flood because the ventilator would be removed and the hole plugged in nasty weather. They are fine weather ventilators.
  11. Vossiewulf, have you a thread anywhere elaborating a bit on how you carve those things? I'm trying to carve letters and am having a bit of difficulty. Sorry for the slight thread drift Gaetan. Cheers, Daniel
  12. I look forward to seeing her stern with the balconies. Most portrayals of her have the Trafalgar stern that she now has.
  13. I hope you didn't take my comment as a criticism. I too am greatly enjoying your build(s). Still have an old CS 1:96 Revell hull for you on the condition you do something really cool with it.
  14. Doris, Out of curiosity, what does Royal Katherine weigh at this point? I imagine she's pretty heavy even though she's made of mostly paper....
  15. That painting in your post #630... I don't think she's coming about in that image. I think she's hove to in order to take that tug that's off her starboard side.
  16. Ed, Back to the subject of the lovely photo of the top showing the lines led through the fairlead board in the top.... Do you have an image showing a little lower? I'm curious where the lines pass through the shrouds and how they do so as they are clearly outboard of the shrouds and ratlines in that image but we all know they belay below to the pins on the rail inboard of the shrouds. Thanks, Daniel
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