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Thanks Popeye, I think I'll install the ropes and wood railing next to make sure I can complete this area before moving to the other side. I have so much to catch up on, things I started but did not finish. Coil ropes, deadeyes rotated and glued in position, the second anchor and a few other items. Since I have to reach over the stanchions to place the carronade coiled ropes, I may do this next..., but we will see. Common sense does not always apply with me... :)

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Good morning Sjors,

 

This ship does not have netting. The kit shows two horizontal ropes from stanchion to stanchion and a wood toprail, using a canvas tarp to cover the bedrolls. I believe the actual ship had three horizontal rows of rope, but I think I'll stick with two spending on how it looks. I may also forgo the canvas tarp, again depending on how it looks. I have three different type ropes to try for horizontal runs. Take care.... :)

 

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I have three samples of stanchion rope I would like your opinion on. My next step is to mount rope to the stanchions I recently installed. Plans are to run two rows across the stanchions with a wood top-rail. I currently have three samples of cordage I can use and I would like your opinion which one looks best or if you think I should keep looking for something better. I'll glue the cordage to the inside of the stanchions and may decide to leave the canvas bedroll cover off. The photos do not show the exact installed position, the rope is simply close to the intended location for this decision making process.

 

I have some material that may work out for the canvas, but I'm thinking it may look better to me without the canvas. Plus less risk of damaging the rope or stanchions when pushing the canvas in place – decisions, decisions...

 

First Photo x797 shows Beadalon Supplemax monofilament illusion cord at 0.010” dia.,

Second Photo x800 shows Econo Soft Flex stainless steel nylon coated midnight black beading wire at 0.014” dia.,

Third Photo x802 shows Syren Co. (Chuck) black rigging rope at 0.008” dia.

 

Thanks for the help!!! 

 

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Thanks for the replys. My attachment plan is to simply glue the cordage to the inside leg wall of the stanchion, being very careful to use a minimum amount of glue. I preferred drilling through holes in the legs but backed away from that method after many failed attempts. 

 

Yesterday, we signed papers to sell our home. We have to close and be out June 21. It's going to be interesting over the next 6-12 months...

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so it looks like you'll be moving to N. Carolina?  you'll have to post some picts when you do,  so my admiral can see :)  she's been talking about moving there.............'an I said...."what...without me!!!"

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We're staying in Florida, moving @25 miles west to get closer to our son who is very ill. We'll get a bigger home (downsized too much) which we miss, along with an acre lot for more privacy. The best part is I can move the shipyard into the house, I've grown to like heat and AC in my old age... :)

 

Packing started today, gawd I hate moving... :(

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Hello Larry, hope all is well with you. We haven't been in touch in quite a while.  I am working on my Niagara Carronades  and like how you did the threaded elevation jackscrew vs the quoin.  What size thread did you use and where did you find it.  I can't find anything smaller than 2mm.  Time is short for me right now so I'll catch up with you a little later.  My Admiral has had a few strokes over the past 6 weeks so I've been busy taking care of her, however, I'm trying to work on my Niagara in between to keep from going crazy.

Thanks for any help,

John

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Hi John &Everone Else,

This is the first time I ck’ed into MSW for months. I just have too many irons in the fire! I’m sorry to hear about your Admiral, I hope she has a fast recovery!

In regard to you question, I used no.90 brass hex head machine screws. I found them in a local hobby store. The turn handles are 0.010 nylon cord I found at Hobby Lobby. I cut a long piece, dipped the end in CA glue, held it vertical so the glue formed a knob, then cut it to length and glued into the jack screw head. I may be repeating myself....lol I do not recall how much detail I gave on my build log. 

Our new house is under roof and electrical should finish this week. HVAC ducting, exterior doors and shingles are next. The builder says April is the scheduled finish date but February looks more realistic. 

I’m currently in Ohio (5th time this year) helping out my parents. My father (87) fell and busted his elbow and cracked his pelvis one month after knee replacement. He’s having a rough time this year, seven days so far in the hospital, this time. Mom cannot be left alone for long so I’m trying to be useful in helping her while Dad is out of commission.

 My Niagara sits patiently waiting for a new shipyard. Our temp rental home is small and stacked with furniture and unopened boxes, way to small to work on my ship.

Take care everyone, eventually I’ll get back to building and posting results...

Regards,

Larry

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Hi Sjors, 

its good to hear from you! I hope you and Anja are doing well. Our world is bit up side down right now but hopefully by spring it will get better. 

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sorry to hear of your latest development.   unfortunate that your plans to locate in N. Carolina fell through.   wish you the best and hope that your dad has a speedy recovery.  looking forward in seeing you back in the shipyard.

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Hi Popeye,

Thanks for the concern and well wishes. Unfortunately Mom and Dad are getting to that point in life where all you can do is try to keep them safe and comfortable. 

Hopefully the shipyard will open up this spring.  I’m already thinking about my next build. The Confederacy is at the top of my list, maybe from the Lumberyard if I can work up the courage.  

Take care my friend.

Larry

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