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The longboat is finally finished! I added a water cask and mooring line. nothing is glued down so I can remove any or all the boat components. I'll make the ship's sweeps next.

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Jesse everything looks so good.  A word of caution though: The elastic in those cords tends to disintegrate over time and what you are building will long outlast the cord.

 

Of course I guess you could just replace it as needed...

 

Dave

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4 hours ago, JesseLee said:

I like the additions!

Thanks Jesse Lee. How are you doing? Nice comments from you are most welcome. Your work is fantastic!

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Thanks Rich. I am beginning to feel a little better, hoping to get back to mine soon. It has been a rough year for me.

 

As you have seen most of the wood supplied in this kit is not that good. You have done good remaking things with better wood. I just ordered some blocks from Chucks Syren Model Co. because they didn't give me enough in the kit. The quality difference is amazing.

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10 hours ago, JesseLee said:

Thanks Rich. I am beginning to feel a little better, hoping to get back to mine soon. It has been a rough year for me.

 

As you have seen most of the wood supplied in this kit is not that good. You have done good remaking things with better wood. I just ordered some blocks from Chucks Syren Model Co. because they didn't give me enough in the kit. The quality difference is amazing.

Jesse Lee,

I'm like you and have been dealing with stage three cancer since Jan 1. It's no walk in the park and I didn't work on my boat for six months. Hang in there. I love your build.

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On 10/25/2018 at 11:44 AM, lambsbk said:

Sorry Rich...I meant to address my note above to you. I do know it is your build. :)

 

Dave

Dave

Thanks for the instructive comment. I figured a much. I'll probably change out the elastic later but until I'm finished I might want to easily remove the boat etc.

 

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Here we go again! The boarding panel slit the minute I made a tiny starter hole for the eyebolt. Boy the wood in this kit is sub standard. I'll make my own out of sturdier stuff

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I finished installing the hammock cranes.Very tedious and time consuming because the parts are so small and fragile. The holes on the cranes are so small I could only get a very small gauge wire instead of string through the holes.

Next I'll work on installing the nets which in the past is like putting toothpaste back in the tube.

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Looking good Rich. May I suggest considering breaking the edges on your long boat tiller. 

Holding on to the tiller with sharp edges would really be a chore for coxswain(?).

Cheers, Harley

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