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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2010, 05:20:01 PM »







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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2010, 09:03:31 PM »



Topsail schooner with the topsail set ... Sorry about the angle we are trying to get a better one...
But rain and squalls stopped play
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2010, 09:14:12 PM »

looks good :) do you have any troubles with the Jib not setting propperly with teh fore braces and bowlines ?

I dropped Somers just now and she`s all in a sorry state.. looks like she had a brush with a squal, the foretopgallant mast went by the bord taking all teh stays and jibs with it.. now i`m cleaning up the wreakage..
My ships seem to take the strongest beating in storage and transport...
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2010, 09:09:49 PM »

Phillip
 I cut my jib's Yankee fashion (high in the foot) so they don't foul the Braces and Bow lines ( this is one of the advantages of running the braces Cutter stile ie: to the bow spirit as they are mostly clear of sails )  :-))
 I too find I get more damage in transport to and from the lake side than I ever get from sailing  {:-{ it's just one of those things no matter how you try something allways gets snagged or fouled or gets knocked and broken.....but other than locking the model up in a bullet proof glass case I don't know of anyway to stop the transport damage.
 But no drought we will know get a lot of suggestions from our readers   ok2 (transport boxes are too Big, expensive, Heavy & take up to much room...
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2010, 10:19:39 PM »

New addition to the fleet... The Armed 18 century lugger "Wolfshead"



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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2010, 08:58:43 PM »

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I'll try to post you some pictures of her running closed reefed.
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2010, 09:04:14 PM »

Ah great :) i was just trying to understand how the reefing of teh sails work !
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2010, 01:07:28 AM »

Phillip
I have some diagrams of Jack line reefing which is the systime I allways use on square riggers and usually use on fore and afters (some times I use slab reefing on fore & afters)
 I'll try to get it posted by tomorrow night
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To put in a reef,  slack the jeers and the lifts ... this will lower the yard slightly....lift the cringles on each side of the sail and hook them to the yard ... this is all you have to do to reef the sail ....To make every thing tidy and seaman like reeve the reefing pennet through the jack line on the front of the sail then over the yard and through the jack line on the back of the sail...keep lacing it back and forth over the yard and tie off at the end ...I often replace the reefing pennet with a pipe cleaneror a bit of fuse wire
 1 - 2 or 3 reefs can be put in a sail ... when you've done it once ore twice it only takes about 1 minet to put a reef in






You can see the jack lines in these photos
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2010, 02:36:57 AM »

Hey Captain Jimmy James.......that second .jpg below......on my 24" monitor appears to be sailing into my office as a real vessel & not scaled down.... ...congratulations  :-)) ....Derek
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #59 on: October 31, 2010, 04:36:48 PM »

Derek
      >:-o Sorry about that,    {:-{  It's those pesky Pirates they get everywere --- this morning they boarded an innocent yacht sailing down on the lake ---  :embarrassed: you should have heard the screams comming from the poor little Barbie Doll sun bathing on the foredeck   {:-{  %%  %)...
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2010, 10:11:41 PM »

This is the way I rig my deadeyes ...If I use shop bought ones I redrill the holes too 1.5mm... On most rigging jobs I thread the rigging through a needle or at least stiffen the end with glue I then setup the deadeyes on the shrouds and chain plates... and then reeve off the lanyards. I find this is the easiest way for ME to get the correct tension
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« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2010, 11:11:45 PM »

 {-) {-) Captain Jimmy ...I see you recycle paper which is good  :-)) ....

but what is ....... www.timiloronrqsonmarketiug.com 

 {:-{ ....Derek
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #62 on: November 27, 2010, 07:30:10 PM »

 Bin watching Star Gate Universe (Yep I'm a Sci Fy Buff) on Sky TV on Tuesday nights and missed one....  someone sent me info. on how to retrieve that episode which I must have inadvertently coped on one of my diagrams
  Sorry about that, My Daughters & Granddaughters say it's down to old age, The Boss says it's down to amount of Mead & Rum ... I  say its  down the the lack of Mead & Rum   Mm-mm... also Malt whiskey and Gin ..Wine and other Brain lubrication fluid.
Hic!!! Jimmy  %)   ;)   %%   :-))
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2010, 08:12:23 PM »

Really good ,Jimmy. You should be proud of y,self ,some of those shots could easily have come out of a movie .good on yer ,take a turn ,and have a tot .
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2010, 09:22:55 PM »

Dave 301
 It's nice to get a pat on the back, But I don't really deserve it, all I do is muddle through the building of a model the way I think it should be...My models are almost completely scratch built without plans (Those are mostly In My Head)or measurements ...often only from a picture in a book or a photo ... Thats why when people ask me for dimensions I have to go and find a yardstick and as for scale I call it back seat scale (it fits on the back seat of my car) ...As for the brilliant photos of my models ,,,the out of focus ones are the ones I took (I can't take photos for toffee) The really good ones like the one of "Freebooter"trying to run you down Were taken by Rob Our club secretary (In a set of waders up to his wast for that shot) Juley/ Mark & Roy also club members Took smashing  shots as did Roger & Tony H from Essex. And not to forget our very own Martin from Mayhem..So you see I can only take a bit of credit for shaping and painting some bits of wood and tying on some string and bits of cloth . not for the photos
  But I Will have a tot thank you
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2010, 04:16:45 PM »

hi jimmy need to press gang crew for black rose ,any ideas? ..........Larry

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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2010, 08:42:42 PM »

Larry
 Lately I have been using figures Called (TUBE AVENTURE PIRATES this consists of 7 figures, a cannon. some powder barrels and a skeleton for 6.99 from our local kids toy shop The company that makes them is             The Figures are about 50mm tall (about 2" in real money)

   TOBAR    The Old Aerodrome     Beccles Norfolk NR34 7SP


www.tobar.co.uk

if you look In the Thread on  Yachts and Sail R&D (18th Century Lugger ) all the crew om "Wolfs Head " are theses figures...
Hope this helps   :-))
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2010, 12:05:36 PM »

thanks for info , BUT , the crew members are discontined , {:-{ Larry.
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« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2010, 07:56:41 PM »

Larry
I was down my local shop this morning and on the off chance had a look there were 3 Pirate tubes left if you want one Ill post it to you 6.99 +  postage
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2010, 08:06:47 PM »

thank you jimmy have given up on crew, working now how to rig sails to RC,  cheers Larry.... O0..

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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2010, 09:18:08 PM »

but whos going to sail your boat ? need crew members !
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2010, 02:17:04 AM »

No worry's Larry they won't go to waste I can always use them on the next model unless ----- anybody else needs them????
OK Gang,
Anybody looking to sign on a crew, 7 figures, compleat with peg leg & a crutch, cutsasses, & pistol's (50mm tall) 1 long gun, 2 barrels & a skeleton....  Some of them are crewing the 18th century Lugger in  Yachts & Sail R&D so you can see the motley crew
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #72 on: March 07, 2011, 07:46:31 PM »

This is Wyven in a new suit of sails Sunday 7 March 2011  Our club changed lakes Early in the new year Courtesy of Middleton Aggregates (Nice Lake) out in the wilds  but no fish or fishermen







   Sorry still havn't got any pix of her with the square top sail set ... its just been too windy
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
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Re: Briganteen Freebooter under sail
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2011, 08:49:45 PM »



HI JIMMY. what a cracking picture of brig wyven,
   had black rose out on sunday on a tether but on edge when swaul hit her as picture shows....but fun to sail . i also thing of new sail suit abit more mass and
 closer to detail...... may seeking more ideas..........CHEERS LARRY    ,,,
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