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I have been slowly working on things a little at a time during the short spells i feel like it enough. I started shaping and constructing the yards back in December. Got them all made and started adding all the blocks, stirrups and footropes. The blocks seemed like they took me forever to rig. I did order a bunch of them from Syren Model Co. so they would look better.

 

Jesse

 

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This month I started shaping the stuns'l booms and began making the boom irons. I started with the brass tubing supplied in the kit. Found it harder to cut out and drill than I expected. Looked around in my stuff and found some aluminum tubing I got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. This was much easier to cut out and drill and made the process much faster than with the brass. I don't have proper soldering equipment so I am having to settle with using CA glue instead. Not really how I wanted it but you gotta work with what you have. Have now got all the irons and booms formed, ready to start adding them to the yards. 

 

Jesse

 

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    Well Jesse, that's still no small task that you've finished there.  After all, as they say, our hobby is not a race to finish, but rather something to enjoy while it lasts.  Adding the spar accessories off ship will make the rigging simpler and actually faster anyway.

    Keep it up, you're doing a fine job.

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Was planning on posting an update (mostly rigging all the blocks I can to prepare to ad the yards and running rigging) but got news yesterday that a former foster dad lost his battle with cancer yesterday. He is the reason I live where I do. I lived in their home longer than any other foster home growing up so they were the closest thing to real family I had growing up. (I did know my real family but never lived with them growing up.) 

 

I'll try to post soon

 

Jesse

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I don't think the feelings for the loss between a real or a foster parent will differ, so I know the pain. My sincere condolences Jesse. I wish you and your family lots of strength during this time of grief.

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  Finished all the Stuns'l booms on the Yards. Forgot to take a picture of them finished before I started adding them. Have added the Main and Fore Lower Main Coarse Yards. Lanyards, Jeer Lines, Lifts, Leech Lines and Bunt Lines.  I'm not very good at photography so I'm not really able to show all this detail like I want to.

 

  Rigging the falls and tackles for all this is becoming much more difficult for me with the nerve damage in mu hands and fingers so it takes 4-5 times longer than it should but I get through it. I do find it fascinating to actually see haw all this rigging works and where everything is belayed.  I think about how they had to figure all this out over time in the History of sailing. 

 

  I tried to rig the lower Yards without pinning them to the masts like the instructions say. Wanted to let the rigging hold them like the real thing but found out that with a model gravity is not the same and the rigging pulls the Yards upward and they wont sit facing forward like you want then too without pinning them in place.

 

   Beginning the Main and Fore Topsail Yards Rigging now.

 

Jesse

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The footropes are getting a little out of sh. I have decided it is hopeless to keep shaping the hang just right while doing all this rigging so I'm gonna' wait until the end to get them hanging just right again. 

 

Jesse

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