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Old Mar 15, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Schrott:
Thank you, I like making things from scrach, It feels good to see what I've done, even if it has to be done 10 times to get it right.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 09:59 PM
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only 10 times???
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Yancovitch:

Some times 11, I've got enough bad worked and reworked parts setting around the shop to make one or two more bad reworked boats.
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Bad parts can always be used for a Flying Dutchman :-)
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Does a Flying Dutchman have wings ?
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Got a few more parts made and installed. some pics

Now I need to find some thing made of wood for my sail rings that stay on the mast for holding the sails in place?
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 04:19 PM
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How about an appropriate sized length of bamboo?
Internal hollow just big enough to go around the mast and cut into rings to suit.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 07:05 PM
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1/64" plywood can be soaked/steamed and wrapped around a dowel of appropriate diameter, making a tube of plywood. Then, once plywood has set (maybe need some glue on the overlap), slice off rings with a razorsaw. If the ply splits/breaks, then slice while the ply tube is still on the dowel. Now, I've only read about this technique, never done it, so there may be some tricks involved that I don't know about.

The same technique can be used with good quality paper and glue substituting for the plywood, using several wraps....you are making your own plywood, in effect. I'd wrap waxpaper or equivelent around the dowel first. Varnish the rings to make them waterproof. Again, something I've read about, not done.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 08:52 PM
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The bambo trick may work,
I've tried the ply. It breaks up after it has dried, it will cut wile it's wet but it splinters when it dries, I've raped bras around the round stock like a spring and then cut rings but they are quite heavy, the papper trick sounds time consuming.

thanks for the ideas something will come up, maybe i'll try the ply trick again, but with some thin cut dug fir or something.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 10:19 PM
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What about cutting rings out of a small section of plastic tube/PVC pipe and painting them brown? What are the diameters of you masta?

ship is looking great!
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Thank you Aerominded:

The mast are 5/8", pipe is measured on the I.D. so I would have to use 3/4" to slide over the mast, and it would be to big, all tho it would slid easily.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 04:05 PM
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...I would have to use 3/4" to slide over the mast, and it would be to big...
Bummer! pipe could have been a easy solution! I wonder if a craft store might have plastic rings that could work?
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Well I've came back to brass rings, only smaller gage, I'll need to soilder them in place, then I can stitch them to the sails.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Mast hoops tend to need to go on the mast before cross-trees, rigging, etc.

The real ones are usually oak, steam bent around to about two layers thick, and riveted.

You can bend a veneer around something about 10% larger than the mast at the boom jaws to two or three layers thick.

Those are the best, perfectly sized, and scale type of hoops you can get - but getting them on the mast out of the rigging sequence - is another matter.
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