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Old Mar 19, 2015, 06:22 PM
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so happy the test went well,looks great on the water.
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Old Mar 19, 2015, 09:22 PM
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Thanks igotit

Feeling really good about the project right now. Seeing her on the water has really given me even more incentive to get the rigging and yards on her!

All this frigate talk has me fired up about that too

Jerry, I like the drop gate idea! . I can hear me already. "Really, dear, we can fit the kids and all kinds of stuff in it. A very practical family car"

Best
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Old Mar 21, 2015, 06:48 PM
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Stripped the hull of its loose parts so I could get the cannon hardware mounted to the bulwarks and have unobstructed access to the deck for some other stuff.

One last coat of red after making all the mounting holes


Eyebolts and rings are installed






Will make the hooks/racks for the gun tools. Have also added some small things to the hull exterior.
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Old Mar 25, 2015, 09:01 PM
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Something I've been meaning to do for awhile. Added some cross braces to the headrails and also a small area of grating. This will be weathered when everything else is.

Painting the head rails and also her name will be next along with the gun tool hook installation.



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Old Mar 26, 2015, 05:23 AM
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From what I have been able to learn, this was the location of the SHIP'S HEAD as well. I modeled a two holer on Surprise.
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 07:11 AM
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Are you planning on having scale crew aboard? If so, maybe you need one crew using the 'seat of ease'.

Just for dreaming at this time...In lieu of a box truck for your frigate, why not a boxed-in trailer to avoid any lifting.
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 09:56 AM
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Hi Ray, yep, and its where the term "head" comes from on a boat or ship. Surprise has more room up there the Scorpion so just wanted some grating, not the seat. The hole wouldn't have been over the water. The crew will have to make do hanging over the head rail. : )

Gammon, won't have a guy there but I do have some other fun ideas for crew placement. : ) My brother in law has offered an enclosed trailer for use but starting to think like Dan.....maybe living on a lake is the way to go. : ) Role the launch trailer out to the water, or better yet, a boat house with a hoist! ah, that would be nice.

That is a big model in that picture!

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