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HMC Sherbourne by Dubz - FINISHED - (Scratch my Sherbourne)

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After having been 'distracted' by my business for 3 weeks I finally had the chance to catch up with your build log again. Wow! What progress, what wonderful details, what craftsmanship!

 

Thomas

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3 hours ago, RGL said:

Almost makes me want to go back to wood!

I think Plastic and wood are not incompatible. My next model(s) will be wood, for sure.

 

Yves

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This is a contemporary drawing from 1783 I really like as it shows a lot of the rig and is one of the very very rare sources of this "older" cutter rig.

 

It looks like the topmast has backstays (what is kind unusual as the topmast is aft and might not need them(?)). I did not see that on Hawke or other contemporary models with topmast aft but might go this way.

 

Any comments, suggestions?

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cheers

 

Dirk

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Thanks guys, every comment is welcome! 🙂

 

GrandpaPhil: As the Prince de Neufchatel has her topmast front it is usual she had backstays for them 🙂Have in mind I'm trying to do the unusual older cutter rig with the topmast aft with other leverage forces.

 

But please don't hesitate to participate here with input, I really appreciate that 🙂

 

cheers

 

Dirk

 

 

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There are three more lines going up there. I guess one is the top sailyard halliard the others migth be the flag halliard.

 

cheers

 

Dirk

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30 minutes ago, bruce d said:

Dirk, I found this comment in a Royal Navy list of yesterday, thought it might make you smile...

I think they were referring to the kit.

 

Tony

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Those topmast backstays were used but only when needed.   It wasnt something that was standard and deployed regularly which is why you always see that hull strap left empty on most contemporary models.  The strap on the side of the hull is shown on the original drafts and on contemporary models but the stays were only rigged when the topsail was used in heavy or foul weather to help reduce the stresses placed on the topmast.   At least that is my understanding of their use.

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Topsail yard standing tie block strop (allready changed to a single block ;-)).

 

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Also made the bed for the topsail yard lift blocks.

 

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I will go the way with the addidtional Backstays as this will also stabilize my Rig (I usually don't glue anything there just the knots).

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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For the topgallant stays I had to cut the mast truck, that worked flawlessly 🙂

 

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Topgallant forestay with flying jib halliard block pendant.

 

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More clamps needed for the topgallant backstay.

 

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Attachments for the backstays.

 

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Actual State as today.

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

 

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Thanks again for your kind comments David, Maurice, Lazy Saint & the likes. Very much appreciated.

 

Finished the deadye rigging starting the ratlines.

 

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I am unsure about the distance between the ratlines. Are they fine?

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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