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13 hours ago, mtbediz said:

Hello Peter, you are doing an awesome job. I have a question, your ropes look so realistic. Are you doing any special thing to achieve this result? Thanks.

Hi mtbediz sir, I don’t do anything special to the ropes except using beeswax to wax the ropes before I use it. 🙂

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**Itching - Stitching**

 

Hi mates!

 

The rigging continues, but I'm a bit frustrated about the AL drawings and the lack of explanation. They show only a picture about the rigging, but I have to figure out by myself where the lines goes to from A to B and how to make it work. I really struggle with it, but I'm hanging on and pushing forward into the right direction.

 

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So, from this moment on I focussed on the pre-fab sails. As I soaked them into tea earlier, I'm pretty satisfied with the overall colour. However, I think the SM deserves just a bit more on the quality of the sails. I think it will complement the model and so I choose to "upgrade" the pre-fab sails a bit so they look a bit better.
 

So, the first sail as it is, soaked in tea...

 

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Time to pull the poor thing apart...

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Then put it back together...

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I do not have access to a sewing machine so I do this part by hand with needle and thread.

 

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And the result...

 

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1 down, many to go. To bad all the small holes of the previous stitches are shown in the fabric, but I can't get them out... I'll guess I have to live with that... 

 

Until next time,
Peter

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Its not bad.... I mean the small holes. Are you going to fill the sails with air? If doing that you use the GAC400, I think that will additionally discreetly  fill the small holes.

 

Sail away flying dutchman

christos

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1 hour ago, MESSIS said:

Its not bad.... I mean the small holes. Are you going to fill the sails with air? If doing that you use the GAC400, I think that will additionally discreetly  fill the small holes.

 

Sail away flying dutchman

christos

Will the sails become stiff after applying the GAC 400? So you can model the sails in a specific form like the wind that blows into the sails?

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Yes its the stuff in uniforms to keep the collars stiff.... have a look at my log of Hermione I did the sails with this. @JerseyCity Frankie showed me this technik

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I don't know about filling sails with air, but my cheeks were blowing air in amazement those sails have certainly

Improved the look of her.  Truly taken her back some time a go. Perfect

 

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On 3/4/2019 at 5:21 AM, Katsumoto said:

but I'm a bit frustrated about the AL drawings and the lack of explanation.

I reallyfeel for you Peter, I was having a similar issue with the wales' positioning on my Vic. The Corel plans are more than vague....... it looks like you have got a handle on it mate and are heading in the right direction. 

Oh, by the way.... have you ever thought about a job as a seamstress? 🤣

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1 hour ago, Wallace said:

Oh, by the way.... have you ever thought about a job as a seamstress? 🤣

 

I didn't shown the pictures of my blood every where on the table due to the fact I used my fingers as a pincushion....

I doubt my insurance policy would cover it if I choose a career out of it! :)

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**Chapter - Long-winded**

 

Hello my friends!

 

So, still working on the sails and it's a long proces when you do this by hand as I do. So, stick with me please and forgive me that it takes a bit longer and I perhaps challenge your patience. 

What I have done so far is to use the pre-fab sails and took everything apart and build it up again with a different approach. I stained the cloth, stained the rope that goes around the sail (do not know the English term) and sewed everthing by hand into a sail again. After spending some midnight hours doing so, this is the finished result...

 

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It's time to put the sails on the yards, but the instruction manual was not clear again. The drawings stated that the sails are connected to the yards by two loops in the rope that goes around the sail. It was not what I liked so, I changed this as well....

 

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Continues with a lot of "lose ends".... :P

 

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So the proces step by step...

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After all sails has been connected to the yards....

 

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Recap, the pre-fab sails from the box....

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The finished result after altering the pre-fab sails....what do you think?

 

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I did it again and bashed everything my fingers can get a grip on....oh well....such is life...:)


Peter aka "the sewing machine" 

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You are flying again dutchman! Great work! I love those sails! Have you done any thoughts about how you are going to put wind in those fantastic sails?

Christos 

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Great work on the sails Peter, you have turned the usual poor AL offerings into sails worthy of your ship. I also like the way you have attached them to the yards; simple, effective and realistic looking. I don't know if you have tried this but to get pin/needle/thread holes out of fabric dab on a droplet of water, "massage" the area between your fingers then gently use a steam iron. Be very careful with the iron though; I tried this with the sails that came with my Virginia (before I made my own) and managed to burn the bolt rope and stitching.

 

I know what you mean about AL rigging "instructions", I had the same problem with the Virginia. The only way I found was to learn what rope each sail or yard needed and how they worked and where they went, and then tried to match my new knowledge with the pictures.

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10 hours ago, Katsumoto said:

Thanks guys! Next update will be the sails placed on the ship....

ooooh, am looking forward to this!!

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Hi Peter, 

.       excuse me for bothering as well as going back a few months, but did you form a rabet at all prior to planking your hull. If so was it put into the false-keel or the keel itself. I maybe am totally wrong but so called barking up the wrong tree for example the keel was glued straight on after the planking?     Sorry to bring it up, many builders have different ways. Me, am just curious and wondered how you did it. 

.              kier

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1 hour ago, kier said:

Hi Peter, 

.       excuse me for bothering as well as going back a few months, but did you form a rabet at all prior to planking your hull. If so was it put into the false-keel or the keel itself. I maybe am totally wrong but so called barking up the wrong tree for example the keel was glued straight on after the planking?     Sorry to bring it up, many builders have different ways. Me, am just curious and wondered how you did it. 

.              kier

Hi Kier,

 

No bothering here mate, thanks for asking. 

I didn’t form a rabbit into the false keel or into the keel. I should have shaved a bit off the stern side on the false keel. I didn’t that either, but I had to sand off a lot of the first layer to get the proper width by not doing so.

But it turned out allright. 🙂

 

hope the answer make some sense...

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Hi Peter,

.        thanks for the info Peter it has allways been on my mind as I to like the ships of that era and may think about making one in the future.

.       At first I thought you didn't put a rabet into the false keel was because maybe the lower bulkheads came down to far to the main keel and just wondered if other similer builds such as the pints have the same issue. Many thanks.

.                kier

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12 hours ago, kier said:

Hi Peter,

.        thanks for the info Peter it has allways been on my mind as I to like the ships of that era and may think about making one in the future.

.       At first I thought you didn't put a rabet into the false keel was because maybe the lower bulkheads came down to far to the main keel and just wondered if other similer builds such as the pints have the same issue. Many thanks.

.                kier

I see what you mean. Yes the bulkheads came down almost to the keel. I uploaded a picture below which shows a green triangle. That is where you trim the width of the false keel. After that, no rabbet is needed for this build. Hope you take on a ship like this, it's a pleasure to build, I really enjoy it. It's not to big, fast result after something has done, not to expensive to buy and easy to storage if you do not have a permanent "building area" like I have. 

 

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Thankyou Peter for your info.

           Maybe its because of being a AL model and all there similar boats are the same, but I wouldn't know.

.          Thanks anyway for your help.

.          Ps keep your build going, it's a fantastic build to follow with many tips included. She's looking great.

.                  kier

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2 hours ago, kier said:

Thankyou Peter for your info.

.          Ps keep your build going, it's a fantastic build to follow with many tips included. She's looking great.

.                  kier

You’re welcome and thank you for following my log, I’m humbled with the reactions from you and all the others.

 

so thank you my friend 🙂

 

 

 

 

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I really like your Santa Maria, looking really good! My Dutch is rusty, but prachtig! Heel mooi gedaan :) Looking forward to see how it turns out with the sails on.

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4 hours ago, Binho said:

I really like your Santa Maria, looking really good! My Dutch is rusty, but prachtig! Heel mooi gedaan :) Looking forward to see how it turns out with the sails on.

Thank you Binho! Your Dutch is spot on, where did you learn it?

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Now that my busy week is over I can catch up on the goings on here in the "yard". Your work is, as always, very explicit and neat Peter, a real pleasure to follow along. I too look forward to seeing your build with sails.

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**The end of a rope....**

 

Hello my fellow mates,

 

A new update from the Santa Maria shipyard. It is one of the last episode on the yard. I think maybe two more updates after this one and then she will be finished. But for now, a small glimp of her current state. 
I start with a few pictures how I attach a block to a piece of rope...

 

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After this, I attach the block to the bold rope of a sail.

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Some violin blocks in action, they hold the main yard.

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I found it difficult to get glue on some parts of the ropes. I do not have a needle and syringe, so I use a piece of brass wire and bend the end part in a oval shape. I put the CA glue on the oval part of the wire and press it against the knot of the rope.

 

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Then Murphy shows himself.....no more rope.....

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So I ordered more rope of the same colour and thickness. In the mean time I thought about the sails. I wanted to do it a bit differently than just attach the sails to the yards and let them hang as if there's no wind. Like hanging your clothes on a line to dry....
Messis or Christos my Cyprian friend brought me on ideas to simulate if the wind is blowing into the sails. To achieve this, there are several methods, but I choose the method which I can do with the material I have in stock. "brass wire"

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Now I placed some brass wire into the seem of the sail, I can bend the wire and give the sails some volume. I only put the wires into the sides of the sails. Not the bottom or the top!

 

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So, this was it for this weekend, hopefully I receive the ordered rope pretty fast so I can continue with her....

Stay tuned....

 

regards,
Peter

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Excellent work on the sails Peter, She looks fantastic, a real masterpiece.

You, Sir, have set a standard I can only wish I could emulate.

Best of luck with the rest of the rigging.

👍👍🧙‍♂️

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I can only second what the others have already said Peter, very nicely done sir. That sail "trick" does lend a certain dynamic to the build I must say. 

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