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Old Nov 17, 2010, 03:48 PM
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Hi all,
Good to see progress in the hobby still. I'm afraid that I can't report any new info on the Providence build... other than I have taken about three steps backward and demasted the vessel for the moving of the shipyard from sunny San Diego to the cold dry Nevada desert. I don't have the $$$ right now to figure out the RC and rigging issues, and without that I can't finish the hull and decks. I'm going to start doing work form home in the hobby and try to get some $$$, maybe in the next year I'll have the time and $$$ to work more o the rigging. A friend of mine might be able to make a special digital (solid state) servo limiter to keep the servos from over running the ends of the sheet run.

It was a sad moment to see all the deadeye blocks and lines derigged and the mast unstepped for moving in my car. She looked like a ship-in-a-bottle as she was placed in my car for the 500 mile trip and pillows placed around the bows and bowsprit to protect her.

She arrived in Nevada last weekend with no damage that I could see, but with the rest of the move in fully swing there's no time to do anything more than to restep the mast again and set the booms against the mast. Maybe I'll get some more photos of her in her new shipyard berth next week when I'm up there again.

Wishing to get rigged and fitted out to catch some of them Brits before theis war is over!
(Still) Post-Capt. Jason of the Sloop Providence
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 10:04 AM
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Update December 1

Working on making new deadeyes from cherry. I turn the set on the lathe to get the center groove in place. Then cut them apart and drill the three holes. Next I shape the final profile on the belt sander. I am very pleased. These deadeyes are for the tops. Next to make the shroud line deadeyes that are larger.

Looking forward to be in the water this coming year. Perhaps in time to join with the fleet, i.e. Surprise and Syren. Still a lot of work to go.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Jeff--this is magnificent and I hope you get on the water this year. We do not know where we might meet in the spring if we do, but for sure we plan another trip to Minnesota in September to engage Da Ships off da Nort Country.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Making a little progress.

Goal is to get it in the water this summer.
So far over 23 years building the brig.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 01:48 PM
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Lee, this would be great. I would love to be able to sail with you one day.
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Old Sep 03, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Making a little progress. I'll post a couple of pictures the next few days.
Too many family obligations to get time in the workshop.

Will miss the goal of on the water this summer.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Setting things in place to begin planning running rigging.

I removed some parts to strengthen them also to improve the water-tightness of the hull. The side planking I had in place was not water-tight. Will replace with thin plywood for water-tightness and then thin planking over it for better appearance. One section of plywood is set in place.

The spare attacthment to the mast allows plenty of movement side to side. The collars are RC plane ones. Nylon bushing helps stabilize the movement. I plan to replace them with shaft collars for better functionality.

I keep moving along. Seeing the work done by others on the forum keeps me going.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 04:03 PM
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I still have trouble visulizing this--twice the size of surprise and 8 times the volume. Incredible ship that will be fun to sail and you will need a step ladder to rig the tops. Great stuff sir.
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