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Old Sep 28, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Sorry so late to respond to this JDA, just now seeing it ~

The lettering and scrollwork decal Really bring out the best in this model !
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Tim, The decal was still wet when I took the picture. It doesn't look quite so bad now that its dry. Should have used a name board of thin ply or painted plastic sheet behind the decal. O well or O Hell! Am working on the mast, boom and gaff today.
Old Oct 06, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Very interested to see your work on these subjects !

I see your weather has finally cooled off... ~
Old Oct 06, 2012, 02:12 PM
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The mast, boom and gaff are all cut from the same cedar board. The mast is 6 square pieces glued together, the boom and gaff are 4 pieces. These were then planed round and sanded. The "metal bands" on the gaff and boom are paper with white glue drops simulating bolt heads. Much yet to do.... including sail making.
Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:04 AM
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"...ton of sail" - May I suggest you devise a method of reefing main and jib? This will allow you to expand the range of winds in which you can sail. Once a ship heels past about 45degrees, the rudder loses effectiveness, which can result in the model becoming uncontrollable - been there done that :-). Exercising micro seamanship, ie reducing sail before the hull is overpowered, makes the cruise much more enjoyable, for me, anyway.
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Jimmy James, over on Model Mayhem, figured out some nice ways to reef. Mr. James passed away recently, sadly, but his posts will live on. A search of the forum over in UK will find his methods, with photos and drawings.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/for...318&board=99.0
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Very nice job,Jda, she will be beautiful on the water.
Old Oct 08, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the help Brooks. Am needing all I can get. As you may have noticed, I have not put the coamings around the main cabin yet as the servo winch has yet to be installed. Can anyone direct me to a site for the most simple type setup? My original plan was for a winch for the jib and another for the main. The winch I got from China doesn't work with my AM radio and a fellow boat club member suggested that the servo may be a "digital" servo. Does that mean a new radio purchase? I thought except for size, torque and type of bearings servos were the same and worked on AM or FM radios. Thanks for any help. This is my first sailboat attempt. jda
Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Got a little more done this afternoon. Mostly metal work and some painting. I need to get the radio and servos to work and INSTALLED! jda
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Lookin good !

I see you are finally into some more comfortable weather...
Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Lookin like a BOATSHOP !

That mast turned out well, looks like the deadeye straps blended Very well to the hull.

In the water before year end ???
Old Oct 18, 2012, 10:30 AM
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At the speed I work? Not likely......
Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Took a few more pictures this week. Still having some health concerns.
Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Now THAT looks cool !

Did you weather the chains, or did the material come like that ?
Old Oct 28, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I weathered the brass chain with the "blue" solution from the LHS. Then I noticed the kit was lacking in chain for the side braces on the bowsprit so I bought some from the "Jo Ann" shop, similar to Michaels, Hobby Lobby. It's a little shinny so I will end up painting it with dull black or clear acrylic. I need to take more pictures. jda
Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Used the black chain from craft store. Little bit of gloss to it but I will spray with dull coat and it should be OK. jda


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