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1 hour ago, europapete said:

Hi Jim, do you have the Anatomy of the ship book? Has nice sail plans. PM me if not

Yes I have and in my copy only one page is devoted to the sails great for bolt rope sizes.

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Hi Jim, having just looked through my copies of anatomy and Longridge, there are no plans of sails. Sorry about that, I was mistaken. On the HiS Model website there is a page or two of "Instruction on how to use cloth sails" which describes how to add the sail ropes. There are sail plans in my Anatomy books of HMS Pandora and Bark Endeavor. I can copy those and send them to you if you wish.

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Not had a lot of time recently on the Vic and its now coming up to two years on the build hope to finish this year.

1st attempt at tying a sail to the lower yard not entirely happy but it does look better when its hanging.  

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Managed to get some time so hoisted up the lower foremast and completed the truss pendants and jeers.

For the truss pendants I made up two bushes for the rope to run in not really necessary but a nice touch.

Now thinking I probably will have to drop the sail down to get to the various blocks.

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Next ropes to go on the foremast are the buntlines and leechlines the buntlines go through the double centre blocks and the leechlines go through the outer double blocks shareing with the spritsail braces.

Thay all run down the back and tie to the aft end of the forecastle by the belfry and a nice sight thay look.

 

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Have had to redo some of the blocks as the rope had taken the wrong route on the lower foremast I noticed when I posted the last set of pictures,

Not an easy decision on my part as its very awkward due to the lack of space still all good now.  

Tying the sail to the mast I done two passes around the yard then tied a simple knot and glued to me looks more shipshape than one pass.

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That is...........absolutely stunning

Jon

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Hi Jim, sorry for not checking in for a while, it's springtime in the sports car buisness. Your progress is looking good, did you use the HisModel furled sail set? I have the full sail set. I saw just now on Moreins thread that he has fitted wood dowels inside the mast halves, that's a good idea I will use, should add a bit of rigidity. Will order the blocks set from HisModel this weekend, and any other parts needed. I have been playing with the rope machine from Dormanoff, a great piece of kit but has a learning curve! lol. Anywhoo, your Victory is becoming just that, a Victory! Well done! Regards, Pete in RI

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Hi Pete Good thing to give the masts a bit of rigidity I used brass. I got the furled sails set from HisModel and very good to.

Strung up the parrals using the thickest thread that went through to keep them tight,

Then roped up the fore topsail yard with its blocks hoisting it in position,  These small pegs come in handy for various jobs.

 Slow but steady progress

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Fitted the parrals used eleven ribs to complete. Then realised I had omitted the two single blocks that are fitted to the double block on the for topsail yard soon fitted them and roped them up.

Work in progress at coiling a rope.

 

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Fore topsail lift and clueline completed having loads of lines going down to the deck to negotiate now having to be careful not to snag one.

 

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It's amazing how complex these rigging systems become. Also how adept at creating them we become. I finally got the block sets ordered from HiS Model. Got the parrels too, and a set of brass gun barrels. Now to get some pear strips for the decks. If this keeps up, I will have run out of excuses about not starting! lol. What have you used for belaying pins? the kit ones or a/m? Regards, Pete in RI

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Thanks Lads for your likes Hi Pete, Still collecting for your build ? looking forward to when you start.

For the belaying pins after trying various sizes and types I thought the brass ones looked the best overall thay are Art 32740 8mm.

You will have to rework the stands to get them to fit. 

Front View fitting lifts next.

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Fore topgallant sheet and clueline fitted, Now I hadn't realised till having to fit these lines that the clueline went up and the sheet comes down all one rope.

Nearly finished  the foresail ropes and pleasantly surprised that the yards have taken the strain of the ropes without bending as I used the yards straight from the box.

 

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On 08/04/2021 at 23:04, europapete said:

Thanks Jim, will get some. 

Hi Pete Look up page 3 on this thread to see how I went about fitting the belaying pins it might help.

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Thanks lads for your likes 

Nearly finished the foremast I have been tensioning the ropes as I go in fitting the yards top yard has turned out bit high for harbour rig.  Started fitting the bolt ropes to the main mast sails

gone over to using PVA for the bolt ropes as I found that the super glue stained if some happened to get on the sail that's learning as I go.

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Again, the best comment I can offer, is WOW ! :gobsmacked:
Jon.

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