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Kevin,

 

     I for one am glad your back. I also know from talking with you that you have been working on others projects. Hope you and the wife and of cause the wrabbits are doing good.

 

Wacko

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Good evening everyone

 

Thank-you for the replies 

 

well after a good hours dusting her off - i have reminded my self of all the bits that need to be done/ to be finished or re worked - lol the gun-port lids are not on any of them - im sure they were part of the reason for her being put to one side

 

the three masts continue to be worked on - i have still to properly define which parts are black, or yellow - 

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good afternoon everyone

 

?, placing the blocks under the lower tops on the fore mast, what/how were they secured, were they arrarnged to convienietly fit into the step on top or were extra wooden blocks used to help secure them from being ripped out

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Hello Kevin..

If I understand your question, which I'm not sure I do, I secured the blocks to the bottom of the foremast and mainmast tops with eyelets and CA cement.  I had no trouble with any of the blocks pulling out during the rigging.  I have attached a picture of the way I did it.  Incidentally, once the top is in place I would run thread through the blocks as they will prove very difficult to rig if you wait to long to do it.  David, (Shipyard Sid) gave me this tip and it was very useful.

Best,

Jerry

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ty Jerry you understood the question - however did you drill into the step above or just into the platform - i have found that drilling those six holes i have missed the step  and have holes in the platform - which can been seen from above

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Jerry i have found the answer

 

on the Real ship the rope that goes around the block is passed through the platform and a peg prevents in from dropping back out

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Kevin,

Ok, thanks for the information about the pegs.  

I made sure that the tails of the eyelets were into the steps so they do not show at all.  I hope this has been helpful.

Best,

Jerry

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Thank you, Kevin....We are all fine and hope the same for you and yours.  Nice photo...and one can see the tying of the underneath blocks.  I'm curious, where did it come from?

And as I said I adjusted the eyelets to make sure they entered the "steps" on topside so they're not visible.

 

I'm really happy that you are back "at it" .... I depended on your site a lot when I began building my Victory.

Best,

Jerry

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Hello Harvey.. I posted the picture and I used double blocks for the  outside ones.  

Best,

Jerry 

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Greetings Kevin

And welcome back to the most enjoyable phase of the build. Prob telling you the road you know. I would belay rope coils around the masts and other areas before you start any of your rigging to make things easier at the latter stages. The gun deck also needs a few belaying. Good luck and really enjoy yourself..DAVID

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Thank you Arthur, on Victory they sit in a different position - away from the brace like in the photo posted by Jerry above

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Not much of an update, but decided to try and replicate the way the blocks are secured onto the lower top, these will be painted - depending on wether i change my mind and try some other way over night

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Hello Kevin,

 

So good to see you back again at your Vic, missed you.  Checking in late, been on holiday with the family in Holland for three week, no time to chick in till now.

You are making great progress and keep at it.

 

Cheers,

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Arthur -they are different materials - as i was experimenting with what looked best - the brass at the back looks ( to me anyway over scale) so i will use the thin wire at the from - the wire itself came from the tie wraps that you use in the garden - intentions are to paint them black and they are not tapered, lol im not that clever

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]Good evening everyone - briiliant day, but as i have friends who are Australian i will not mention the test match

 

spent most of the day experimenting - on fitting blocks and doing strops - so although not much progress done - it is getting me into a routine of procedures 

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tomorrow hope to progress the rest of the foremast - but tonight she looks like this - sorry about the phots

 

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still finding my feet again as i well and truly get back into the build

 

made the spiritsail yard and placed my first line onto the build, hopefully it will still be there tomorrow unless i am told the error of my ways and do it all over again

 

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going by the plans (well that was a stooooopid mistake I drilled the holes but the line fouls the lower cheek so a few holes to patch up - i dont see any other way around it

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Been reading through this, great work thus far Kevin. Just ordered this kit myself hoping it will arrive tomorrow...will be using your log for reference :)

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