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LarryW

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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #100 on: December 20, 2011, 11:58:57 AM »

  HI JIMMY ,
             May take this moment to wish you and your famliy a very merry christmas and a happy new year ,
               and thank you for help and interest with my models ,   you shuold write that book  . good luck and cheers.....
                   brenda and larry.... :-))
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2011, 10:27:34 PM »

Thankyou Larry
Heres wishing You and Brenda a splendid Yule Tide and a Happy New Year
 Health & Safety and The Church have really spoilt the Hol's when this was a Pagan Holiday there were Fires in the fields with tables filled with food
 and barrels full of Ale and Mead and nobody was ever turned away
 Now H&S has banned the Fires & The Church was never Keen on Pagan Rites and look at all the Fun an Old Pagan like me is missing ...I've even got to walk 2 miles to the Pub
  Jamie/Jimmy
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2012, 12:01:12 PM »

Larry
I found this Photo of Freebooter shortend Down (for strong Winds) The Top Gallant (T-gallant ) is furled and the main topsail has been struck. This greatly reduces the windage and allows her to be sailed in up to 17 kt to 20 kt winds (Frorce 5 to 6)


Also included is a Photo of Huntress (this was the wrecked hull of Norsky Love 70 gun ship o the  Line (Danish) which I Razzed to make a 40 gun Frigate She used to sail very well but being 20 odd years old she is now in Honorable retirement

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LarryW

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« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2012, 12:28:23 PM »

HI JIMMY,     
         Happy new year,   what a good start ,   and not a pagen virgin in site ,    but some real ale down the pub :-)) :-)) :-))    LARRY...
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2012, 12:31:52 PM »

Hey jimmy, Huntress is a realy nice ship, but why retire her ? :) whats the reason behind the strongly curved foot in your squares ? (i mean i can see it`s used to clear the stays, but why are teh stays so out of geometry as to have to make teh sails like that ?
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« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2012, 04:44:36 PM »

Jimmy ,my friend,you,ve put some lovely pics on ,again. all the very best to you ,may you have a good sailing season .Dave ,
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #106 on: January 06, 2012, 12:06:30 AM »

MB,Dave301& Larry
As I said the hull was of a static model Norsky Love 70 guns but the hull was only single planked and the chains were allready fitted when I started rigging her I found the chains were in the wrong positions for a working model  so I had to make adjustments also rather than shorten the masts to carry less sail I opted to cut the Topsail  & T'gallants  high in the foot , This gave me a tall rig which looked good ,sailed very good in light W/x and was also able to carry sail in moderately heavy W/x
Jimmy
 Happy New Year All,  Larry I converted as many virgins as I could It's you Christians that haven't held up your end
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« Reply #107 on: February 04, 2012, 10:15:52 PM »

Its been too ruddy cold to work on the "Splinter"so I have been spending time on the topsail schooner "Wyven" shes been sailing with out setting her Square topsail for over 2 years ( I nicked the winch to put in Fire Drake) so as this is a job I could do in the warmth of the front room and with the Bosses permition Hear go's






 The first shot is with the topsail furled (as she's been for the last 2 years
   The next two are with the topsail rigged awaiting sheets and bow lines
   more pix to follow in the next few days
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« Reply #108 on: February 04, 2012, 10:20:39 PM »

oop's Sorry This ones better
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« Reply #109 on: February 04, 2012, 10:39:42 PM »

Thanks Captain Jimmy....... :o ...my neck was getting cramped turning to the right....or should I note to STBD....... {-) .....

Are the channel markers for model vessels?................Derek
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2012, 09:25:10 AM »

Hi Jimmy'
 Another little gem, one day i will get to get one to sail like yours , you could blow out the water right now  {-) O0 Larry...
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« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2012, 03:38:14 PM »

Channel markers
 Our club useses the IALA A bouyage system and the bouy's are set out permintly excpt midwinter, we take them them in for o'haul  and repair and to stop ice dammage
 Larry you have but to turn up
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« Reply #112 on: February 05, 2012, 05:30:06 PM »

 HA ha ,JIMMY ,   
                   One day , but O so far away .     Larry

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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #113 on: February 05, 2012, 10:51:11 PM »

I'm off to the Bahamas for a sailing Hol . June & July,Lovely, The trouble is the crew I'm sailing  with... They would make any selfrespecting Buccaneer run for shelter ... Their leader is an Irish wench "The Boss"she alone would put the fear of the Gods into any man and she's got 3 daughters  and 2 Granddaughters and a friend to back her up thats 7 of them and only Me and my son in law >>>Help !!!
 Any way heres some more pix of Wiven





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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2012, 11:17:18 PM »

Heres some more pix Iv'e streamlined the rig and put out riggers on the fore sail sheets to keep them clear of the shrouds . This puts a lot less strian on the rig
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« Reply #115 on: February 10, 2012, 07:47:05 PM »

All the Screw heads will be painted with a colored varnish so you will be pushed to spot them at all also all the new wood work will be painted (or varnished) but the decks ,bulwarks & ship sides will only be touched up ,,, After all these are honorably battle scars and the signs of a hard life I think they add to the ships looks and character not detract from it
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« Reply #116 on: February 17, 2012, 12:02:24 PM »

couple of photos on the lake top sail set last sunday




 I've done nothing on the Splinter yet ,sorry about that but its been too cold for the workshop
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« Reply #117 on: February 17, 2012, 05:48:36 PM »

Arrrr,Jimmy ,ya work is top class as usual ,is that right yer sailin off for a while ,lucky you ..i got meself a nice gaff rig cutter to sort out ,.
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« Reply #118 on: February 18, 2012, 10:55:14 AM »

 She sails realy well and is a lot hander in stays and with the extra sail area shes a lot faster ( because the yards can be braced up so hard she also dosn't loose much ground to windward) and sails about 4 points off the wind , so I am realy happy with her though I will make one or two mod's like extending the out riggers about 1/2 " to keep the sheet clear of the standing rigging
You will have to post some pix of your cutter
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« Reply #119 on: February 18, 2012, 12:21:30 PM »



 Flags and Pendants
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« Reply #120 on: February 19, 2012, 03:10:24 AM »

Thanks for the diagram of your flags and pennants.
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« Reply #121 on: February 19, 2012, 07:37:41 PM »

No Problems Brooks
 Ive been developing  this system for 30 odd years and find its the easiest and most efficient of all the ones that Ive tried the Flags and Pendants are less likely to foul and at most times look like real flags ... Its not perfect but the best I have  been able to come up with. The real thing is to find light weight ribbon it doesn't matter if it's a bit transparent  (Real Flags can be transparent when they are dry)
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« Reply #122 on: February 21, 2012, 07:17:59 PM »

Rough Pix of Flags & Pendants








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« Reply #123 on: February 21, 2012, 07:26:22 PM »





The light was getting bad and I'm no Photographer
Hope you get the idea They look a lot better in the wind
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« Reply #124 on: July 20, 2012, 01:20:52 AM »

 %% Agog with following your thread which I have only just latched onto. Looks a really great fun model. i think I have looked all over but wondered a couple of things like her overall length? about 90cm (excluding sprit)and beam (no idea). How about ballast weight/ Does she sail with an additional keel at all. I hae been considering a build like one does and I like the fore and aft design with the sail frigate era of construction.
Hope you June july sail did not run into Pirate activity!! All the best from down under.
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