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I logged on to catch up and continue to enjoy your progress.   you make the ratlines seem effortless.   Now with the fore and aft stays she really looks great.

 

thanks for sharing

 

jon 

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Wonderful job thus far.  Very nice execution on the ratlines.  You just ripped through them.....great job!  Did not the Red Jacket have back stay spreaders?  Not all clippers did.  the Glory of the Seas didn't originally, but was later fitted out with them.  At this pace.....you might finish before I finish the Great Republic...….

 

Rob

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3 hours ago, rwiederrich said:

  Did not the Red Jacket have back stay spreaders?

 

Rob

Hi,

 

Yes, she has backstay spreaders, but they are supposed to go on after the backstays are in place. That way they are aligned with the run of the backstay.

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On 11/20/2019 at 9:29 AM, rwiederrich said:

 At this pace.....you might finish before I finish the Great Republic...….

 

Rob

My goal is to have her finished by April 25th, which is the next Joint Clubs meeting of the Northeast, held each year in New London CT. It will be close......

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5 hours ago, MrBlueJacket said:

My goal is to have her finished by April 25th, which is the next Joint Clubs meeting of the Northeast, held each year in New London CT. It will be close......

 

You've got 5 months......hmmmm..I wonder.

 

Oh..hey….where is she going to be displayed…...at home or at the shop?

 

Rob

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7 hours ago, MrBlueJacket said:

When finished, it will be for the shop. Then I need to do a Wherry, Liberty ship, and PT boat also for the shop. When Al gets done designing the 6-masted Wyoming, I know he will be handing it off to me to do the rigging. But that's probably 2 yrs out.

 

You're going to produce the Wyoming...…?   Cool...In 1:96?

 

Rob

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Yeah, Wyoming at 1:96 would be an impressive kit. 
I was intrigued by reading the book A Shipyard in Maine and, just to appreciate the size of her, built a half-hull model Of her at 1:96 a few years ago. She was really big!  Took up all the space on the workbench, and I made her with stubby masts!

 

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Yes, Wyoming will be 1:96. Plank on bulkhead, single layer. She's going to take a LOT of wood! And her deck is ringed with stanchions all around. Some straight up and down, but at the bow and stern they are canted inward and outward.

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17 hours ago, ccoyle said:

At 1/96, Wyoming's hull alone would be 56" long. 😮

Not quite correct. from the tip of the jibboom to the end of the spanker boom, she was 450 feet long. 450*12=5400 inches, divided by 96 = 56.25 inches LOA, not just the hull .

 

The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath has a model of her in the lobby at that same scale. That model includes figures on her, which I suspect came from the Revell Constitution kit. All the same poses.

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1 minute ago, MrBlueJacket said:

from the tip of the jibboom to the end of the spanker boom, she was 450 feet long

Oops! I missed that detail in her description. Either way, she will require a large display area!

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On 5/16/2019 at 9:34 AM, MrBlueJacket said:

And now the port side is done. Next up is the pinrails.

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The build tutorial is a great help as I am preparing to start the Red Jacket soon. The pics. and reading are like I am there. You write like you speak. Keep it up! Jim Davies   CLOSE TO HOME 

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On 12/17/2019 at 3:38 PM, MrBlueJacket said:

Here's the fish tackle set up. I believe it was used to help pull the anchor up to the catheads.

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Excellent Finish! It is very clean, I really like how you've finished the Deck and combined withthe other color from the housin, Hull and the chains! Congratulations Mr. Bluejacket!

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