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Old Dec 26, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Hammock crane

I decided to try to replicate the hammock crane on the Surprise.

I was only able to locate a picture in the book "The Frigate Surprise" that was written by the artist who did the paintings for O'Brian's novels, but it was sufficient for me to get an idea of what they might have looked like. If someone has more compelling evidence I can change what I have installed to a more accurate rendering.

The crane is made of 3/32 inch brass rod flattened and drilled at the ends to receive the 1/16 inch brass hand rail and the top portion of the hammock crane.

The mesh is the fiber grey screen door material from Lowe's and the hammock covering is a piece of sail cloth over a section of blue styrofoam to make sure I am not adding unwanted weight to the ship.
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