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Looks like you are managing fine with the Ten Thumbs there Steve.  :worthy:

 

Very tidy rope skills there mate  👍

 

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beefy

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thanks for that beefy mate ,😀

while I am waiting for deadeyes and thread to arrive , thought I'd do the bowspit yard ,

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couldn't believe it , found the right size syren thread behind my desk , just enough for the mizzen mast , so I have started the lanteen spar , everything is loose at the moment , I will post pic's of the sail when it is done .

 

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Looking good there Steve is there a secret sequence for building up the mast and rigging so as you do not get your self into a knot when adding the ropes. 🤔

 

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beefy 

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generally it's the bottom part of the mast , burton pendants , shrouds , preventer stays , in that order , then just keep working your way up , i leave the rat lines till I've finished the inside running rigging and sails , if I do them ! so I can work between the shrouds more easily .

hope this helps beefy , if you need more info just let me know .

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silkspan attached to my sail making device , { patent pending } , here it has the paint , glue , and water mix applied ,

 

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after it has dried

 

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cut to shape..

 

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glue the rope edging in with pva glue

 

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and attach

 

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nothing is fixed in place yet , I have to wait for the main shrouds to go in .

 

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Gidday Steve, that's very clever and very well done. I was wondering, what do you drink to relax after a hard day's sail making? 😁 Will you have reefing points in your main sails? Regards, Jeff.

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thanks jeff , well a mans not a camel now , 😆 .at this stage I don't think I will be doing reefing points , as I will be doing mostly furled sails , or being drawn up sails .

but I intend to still do all the clue , cringle and reefing lines .

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got the main shrouds in and the lanteen spar and sail straightened out . still got to make some rope coils for the belaying pins .

 

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simple would never be the right word S-boat55 ,

 

the main , and preventer stay is finally on ,

 

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not too happy about this though , the front four shrouds have all come loose , sorry about the picture quality .

 

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Now this is showing some really nice skills with those rope Steve amazing stuff more photos please there great.  👍

 

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thankyou for the nice comments guys ,

got the bowspit sail attached today , might have to shift a few lines , as they are a bit crossed over , no biggie though .

 

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I hope my 4mm deadeyes turn up soon , I'm running out of stuff to do , in order .

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On 6/2/2022 at 1:04 AM, steve5 said:

silkspan attached to my sail making device , { patent pending } , here it has the paint , glue , and water mix applied ,

 

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I hope it will work ok with English beer boxes - I may have to try different brands to find the most suitable. 🍻 Cheers!

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silkspan , it's pretty easy to work with bertie , 

as for the beer , I've heard you have a great range of quality one's to choose from , should be an enjoyable experience . 😜

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