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- by lsadikoglu On May 01, 2016 - 1:47 PM
Hello! My name is Levent. I found the forum while looking for a solution to a durable throat of a gaff rig without parrel line and beads. I was repairing a 3 foot pond yacht of either Defender 1899 or possibly Columbia 1899. I wanted to create authentic running rigging (I didn't particularly care to make turnbuckles for the standing rigging). I only had 2mm brass beads from Model Shipways (item #MS0949) for the parrel beads and the strongest line I could fit in the beads kept snapping under...[Read More]
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Hi, I am working with Sergal's model of HMS Victory and I am having huge problems trying to figure out how to fit the parts for the bowsprit. The kit comes with a piece (photo) that should help hold up the bowsprit but It doesn't seem to fit. Anyone else have this problem please???
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Title: Nameplate Carving
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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On the smaller upper mast section junctions where there was no mast top, only the crosstrees were present. This was called the trestletrees.   Or [View Entire Category]
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Crossed beams under the mast tops to support the structure as it sits on the mast top. Depending on the size of the top, there could be 2x2, 2x3, or 3x3 crossed beams.   Or [View Entire Category]
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A series of rollers and rope wrapped around a mast and yard which allows the yard to be raised and lowered by sliding along the mast on the rollers.   Or [View Entire Category]
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