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Old Nov 15, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Ray, always a pleasure to see your pictures! As you have probably guessed, us northerners have pretty much hauled our ships for the impending Winter, so have none like yours to post. The cold just seems to suck out our enthusiasm.

I see that I am gonna have to do some serious sailing practice next spring in order to outrun the full gunnery of them squareriggers.....
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Don: The first mate on this end really likes the sail plan you have on your ship. I am not up to building another one right now, but that may have to happen so we both have something to sail next spring. UFFDA

I am hoping that the carronades being rigged on Surprise will make plenty of smoke for the cameras.

Is that a Spanish ensign on the spanker?
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Don: The first mate on this end really likes the sail plan you have on your ship. I am not up to building another one right now, but that may have to happen so we both have something to sail next spring. UFFDA

Ray, My S.022 Has not even arrived yet for me to Build and The First on my end is already wanting a Captaincy. We Live under the same Flag, If we dont sail under the Same Flag I could be in harms way.
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 02:40 PM
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but that may have to happen so we both have something to sail next spring.
Uh oh, sounds like a run up to a bigger toy hauler! (maybe self-propelled?)
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 02:45 PM
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Uh oh, sounds like a run up to a bigger toy hauler! (maybe self-propelled?)
TS, the thought crossed my mind and I made myself ill.
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Old Nov 19, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Thanks, Renee, for the positive remarks on my topsail schooner rig - I realize that it is not as technical and difficult to sail, but I have found it pleasurable in its simplicity. The sailplan is something I configured myself with the help of some of my books. It does have similarities to the Prince de Neufchatel but with a much larger fore gaff sail, per the HMS Pictou sailplan in H. Chapelle's The Baltimore Clipper. I can't remember if I mentioned it before, but this author states that there are "many references to this schooner as being American built", and was one of many captured American privateers. The existing drawings were actually done in Portsmouth Yard in 1815 after her capture. The Pictou was the closest example that I could find of a real schooner of that time period having a hull form and size like the SC&H hull.

After Winter chores wind down and we are confined for the season, I am intending to do some further work on her. Need to rat up the shrouds, and also have been pondering the possibility of redesigning the foresails with the crossover sheets like you & Dan have, and adding a third skysail jib, which would involve another servo to run all of these. Also ruminating the addition of functional square topsails, which would necessitate a fourth servo to rotate the yards.

Yup, that is a Spanish flag. When I was ordering this brig, Philip was a bit surprised at my choice of flag to be included - at the time I thought it was more interesting, different and colorful than the standard selections. He did end up including the British flag besides, apparently hinting that it was more appropriate and desirable.......

I don't think you would have to get a bigger camper to transport two ships, especially if the second one was a fore and aft rig. They really aren't very wide, as they don't have all those lengthy yardarms. They might sit side-by-side in the bass baby. So I think you should go ahead with the second ship without reservation!

Renee, have you read these books, pictured below??
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Old Nov 19, 2009, 10:32 PM
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Ray - Gun update on Design Details thread....

Ray - posted some pics and build info on the sqr rigger design details thread.
You might have your guns just after TG if I get the servo soon.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 11:14 AM
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I now have 4 threads on the quick find on my computer. I do hope the moderator finally makes a decision to allow for a new thread to incorporate all of these.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:49 PM
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G'day shipmates: Ole und Lena Perductions haf made anudder flim.

Da Epic Adventure.mpg (3 min 40 sec)


Ve are hafing more fun den does guys up nort. Yah sure you betcha.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Cool vid.
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Hey the vid went away. What's up with that? We need more videos of these sailing models. Pete
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 08:16 PM
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Hey the vid went away. What's up with that? We need more videos of these sailing models. Pete
Norgale: It seems to be working fine on this end. It has over 100 visitors so far on You Tube. Just go there and look up paratrooper and all of the videos will come up.
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Great video paratrooper and outstanding music selection .
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 11:17 AM
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beautiful ship! can anyone or does anyone know where such a model can be purchased???
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 11:26 AM
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whoa! I found it... better start savin those Penny's! {=0)
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