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Welcome home Augie - hope the trip was an enjoyable one. We all look forward to the resumption of play in your shipyard now, er, I mean NOW! :)

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Oops, I didn't get a darn thing done while you were gone..well, except spend money ;). I bought a magnifier light, micro chisels and a Byrnes Thickness Sander that ships in a week or so :)! Oh, and the shipyard expanded :).

I'm glad your back, maybe now I'll get something done, lol ;)

 

 

Bill :)

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Good to be back!  But from the looks of it I'll be reading for the next month to catch up to you all.  Thanks for all the good wishes ---- and the lantern!!!!

 

Checked in on Confed  and she looks fine but it will take a week to get back to the shipyard.  Glad I have this log to remind me where I am.

Okay Augie, your week is up, and then some! Let's see some progress!!! ;)

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Thanks for looking in folks.  Real life has caught up with us since our return and it's been impossible to settle back into the shipyard.  Pretty much ready to begin on the cannons in another week (+/-).  Keeping up with everyone's progress has kept a smile on this old face.

 

SHALL return.........

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Ahoy Augie :D

 

Real Life???? 

 

Hummmm, now there's a loaded comment 

 

I think it might be best for me to just abide by the rules and wish you well 

Edited by JPett

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Hello Augie

Seems some logs just pass me by - no idea why. Just been through yours, every page; this is great stuff, superb model making and I'll follow from now on. Sorry to be a stranger!

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Thanks for stopping by, Alistair.  And thanks again for the generous comments.  We'll be back underway shortly.

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Hmm.... I'm wondering if it's too late for trout?  If so, I hope you're getting in some serious flying time.

I don'y know if it's ever to late for trout just depends on if you like sitting on snow fishing out of a hole or not.  

 

Glad to hear your back Augie.  

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A fresh breeze has come up slightly abaft the beam and we're once again underway.

 

A quick update on some minor items.  Ladders have been fabricated and installed in the 4 companionways leading down from the gun deck. Some eyebolts and rings have also been fastened on deck:

 

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A series of 10mm cleats were also added to the bulwarks.  They are all pinned with wire to prevent surprises down the road.  The scuppers were also added along the waterway and exiting through to the outside of the hull:

 

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We will now begin work on the guns, first mounting the bulwark eyebolts for the gun tackles and breech lines.

 

 

 

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Glad to see you back at it Man!

You have now passed my progress on her, I now look forward to looking at your log for help whenever I get back to mine.

BTW that deck looks superb!

 

Ben

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Looks great Augie - precision work.

 

My little eagle eye picks up one point. On your hatch coamings the box joints look good but the fore and aft ledges should sit on top of the port and starboard ledges. Your coamings flip flop with some fore and aft ledges on top and some port and starboard ledges on top. Picky for sure and I wouldn't change it but a note for the future and for others following. Then again I could be completely wrong! and you are following accurate plans for these parts.

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Looks great Augie - precision work.

 

My little eagle eye picks up one point. On your hatch coamings the box joints look good but the fore and aft ledges should sit on top of the port and starboard ledges. Your coamings flip flop with some fore and aft ledges on top and some port and starboard ledges on top. Picky for sure and I wouldn't change it but a note for the future and for others following. Then again I could be completely wrong! and you are following accurate plans for these parts.

Your point is very well taken, Alistair.  Took a closer look myself and yes indeed, they are inconsistant.  The plans are correct.  The fault is totally mine.  Since the hatch coamings are installed down through the decking onto the false deck, I will not attempt to change them at this point  --- but this error shall never be repeated due to your eagle eye.

 

Thank you for your close attention.  

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