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Hello everyone, 

 

I had some time this morning to work on the windlass. I’m not sure why but I just couldn’t seem to get the windlass right on my lathe, either I would break it or the dimensions were off. The goal for myself was to try my best to make everything for this build by hand, but I decided I’m going to use the cast one that comes with the kit. I spent some time cleaning up the casting marks and it honestly didnt look to bad, I am disappointed I couldn’t figure out a solution for this but after painting I was happy with the cast version. I was honestly surprised when I dry fit the windlass under the forecastle because I didn’t put the dimensions of the cast windlass into consideration when constructing the forecastle, but the fit was very tight. Now that the windlass is installed, I’ll starting working on the two water closets forward of the main deck cabin. I decided the best way for me to do this, was to use basswood blocks. Ill carve them to fit and then plank the outside like I did with the main deck house, hopefully these don’t take me a month to build lol. I did just buy one of Chucks, Royal Barge kits so I’m sure that will delay construction even more! Thanks again for stoping by. 

 

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Bradley 

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9 hours ago, gak1965 said:

Hi Brad,

     For my future reference was the fit tight vertically, horizontally, or both? Either way, looking great!

It was tight vertically, which is what I was hoping would happen. If you don’t rebuild the forecastle it should be at the height needed already. 
 

Bradley

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7 hours ago, gak1965 said:

How is everything going?

Things are going good. I started another model that took up some time, then work got crazy and I haven’t been able to do anything... Im away from home for the next week so hopefully I can find a few days to get some stuff done when I get back. Your build is looking really great btw!

 

Bradley

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I wish... 

 

Work really picked up then a friend approached me about starting a new business so that’s what I have been doing... Knowing I wasn’t going to have time to work on any thing for the foreseeable future I had to pack everything up to keep it safe, while I enjoy my work I do wish I had more time to enjoy my hobby. One day I’ll get back to it and finish the flying fish. It’s packed away very nicely with all the parts and plans there with it so one day I can just jump right back in it. I still find time to visit the site almost daily but one day I’ll be back in full swing! Thanks for checking in btw. 

 

Bradley

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On 1/15/2021 at 1:21 AM, Keithbrad80 said:

My only issue is I cant find any illustrations or plates that show where to tie off the pull cord. It’s not mentioned in any of the instructions or plans. I’m thinking about drilling a small hole in the spray rail and tying it off to a small eyelid on the back side? I’m not sure how that would look

 

Bradley 

I too have been struggling with what to do with the anchor release pull cord.   There seems to be very little info on this on the internet. 
 

The only thing I have to go on are 2 photos I took in 2016 of the Curry Sarks cathead and a description of that ships anchor release gear on pages 172 and 173 of Longridge’s “The Curry Sark” book. These show that ship’s release mechanism includes a stout metal shaft that passes through the bulwarks at the front of the catheads.   I will follow this design on my FF, given the lack of any other info., using a pull rope rather than a stiff rod. 
 

I am finding you build log very helpful. 

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