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Fantastic work.....oh so clean.  I'm working on the same thing on the GR.  Magin....that!

 

Your moving along nicely.  It will be a beautiful model.

 

Rob

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18 hours ago, MrBlueJacket said:

So now the 3 gaffs and the boom are installed. This is the fun stuff.

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Oh, she is looking magnificent.  wonderful work on the boom and gaffs.

 

Will she be getting sails.....?

 

Rob

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1 hour ago, rwiederrich said:

 

Oh, she is looking magnificent.  wonderful work on the boom and gaffs.

 

Will she be getting sails.....?

 

Rob

 

 

Thanks, Rob. I'm thinking about a couple of furled sails on the lower yards, and maybe a jib sail. Plenty of time to ponder that............

 

Here's what I did on the Charles Notman:

 

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Over the weekend, I spent another 4 1/2 hours to get the yard to the stage you see below. I built out the squared ends and yes, there is a sheave inside. There's also 10 eyebolts, 4 wires for the stunsail irons, and of course the truss. Still need to add the footropes. The jackstay supports are .020" thread tied around them.

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Very nice looking clipper ship. Clean and neat. Hope you are feeling well.

                                                                                       

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Guest clipper randy

to jaager -  where did you get the sea gull plans and is crothers the  designer of all sea gull plans ?

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Randy,

 

http://www.taubmansonline.com/

plans

Historic ship plans

Red Jacket

 

The parent is Loyalhanna Dockyard.

 

As far as I know William Crothers was Sea Gull plans and he developed all of them.   If you have CD 1 of NRJ  you can see the add for Sea Gull Plans as he was an advertiser.

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14 hours ago, clipper randy said:

no rake to the masts ?

 

Check page 7 - my post of Oct 9th about 1/2 way down - shows the template included in the kit to set the mast rake. It's not much, but was different for each mast.

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Each mast will be differently raked. If they are parallel (with the same rake) they don't look right. Mast rake normally increases as you move aft in a ship for both aesthetic reasons but also because if you splay them by increasing the rake from forward to aft as is normally done, you allow more space between the masts at the top which means you can carry more sail without overlapping them too much. I'm not sure what the variation is on Red Jacket but I seem to recall Cutty Sark's masts were raked 1 degree more from fore mast to main and another degree for the main to the mizzen. I can't recall the exact rake but it was in the high 80s, maybe 87 degrees or so for the main but don't quote me on that number. 

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1 hour ago, rwiederrich said:

How we coming along Nic.....haven't seen any new posts?

 

You must have some yards mounted.

 

Rob

 

Funny you should mention it - Here's the first yard mounted. I took a week off to do a repair job.

 

Nic

 

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Super job...love it all coming together.  Do you have a chain sling under the *hounds* fixed to the yard?   Those little boogers can be quite a handful to get just right so the yard is parallel to the deck and the truss is perpendicular to the mast.

 

Love it.....looks so clean.

 

Rob

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Oh....on the Red Jacket the sling went through the tops and over the mast cap, or through the tops and around the main mast doubling instead of bolted to the mast between the mast cheeks?  Interesting.  I knew many designs were incorporated, but not so sure they were incorporated on clippers.

 

Great job.

 

Rob

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