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Thanks for posting your Cutty Sark photos Oliver. I am currently building this model ship and they will help me with some of the detailing.

 

Cheers,

 

Peter

 

p.s. The Cutty Sark never loaded curry...

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Dear Peter,

 

I am happy that my photos helped you in the building process. For some reason I wrote an „r” instead of a ”t”.... It was late and I was tired. I kindly ask the admins to correct this since apparently I cannot change the title.

 

All the best! 

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I changed it for you Oliver.  Actually you can change it.  There's an "edit" button the bottom of every post so you can edit that post.  For a "title", use the "edit" on the very first post.

 

Great pictures, BTW.

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This photo is troubling as the seizing used is clearly too insubstantial. I certainly hope this was just a temporary fix to move that block out of the way to clear up space for some maintenance taking place on deck in its usual location?  The enormous chain link on the becket is an unusual feature I’ve not seen on blocks before. I wonder if the blocks were original to the ship in the last years of her working life.

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9 hours ago, JerseyCity Frankie said:

This photo is troubling as the seizing used is clearly too insubstantial. I certainly hope this was just a temporary fix to move that block out of the way to clear up space for some maintenance taking place on deck in its usual location?  The enormous chain link on the becket is an unusual feature I’ve not seen on blocks before. I wonder if the blocks were original to the ship in the last years of her working life.

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    I would have to agree with your assessment. Talk about the weak link!  The rope, while seeming way too insubstantial itself to carry any load requiring that large double block with its' heavy line and a heavy chain link, is nothing compared to that whimpy looking piece of string tying it all together.

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These clippers were beautiful ships and well worth being kept. visiting is on my bucket list as we have a family connection to her. Captain Wilfred Dowman is back in the family tree on my Mums side.

Thanks for the pics

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On 8/1/2019 at 4:23 AM, JerseyCity Frankie said:

This photo is troubling as the seizing used is clearly too insubstantial. I certainly hope this was just a temporary fix to move that block out of the way to clear up space for some maintenance taking place on deck in its usual location?  The enormous chain link on the becket is an unusual feature I’ve not seen on blocks before. I wonder if the blocks were original to the ship in the last years of her working life.

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Yes, it does jump out and poke the practiced eye, doesn't it? 

 

My guess is that this block with its attached oval ring is intended to be intermittently hooked to a pad hook on deck or elsewhere when in use and has been unhooked and temporarily belayed as pictured to accommodate some maintenance procedure or to temporarily keep it out of the way for public access to the deck. I doubt that it was intended to stay there for long, given that in any kind of a blow it would likely beat the crap out of the varnished rail!

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