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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2008, 01:30:01 PM »

The shrouds ahve been designed as Quick release.

Below the deadeye an open hook has been formed out of brass wire. I admit this is not well crafted, but my aim is ease of assembly/disassembly.

At the top a hook and bowsie have been used. The bowsie will give fast adjustment. The bowsie was made out of a smal stip of hardwood, drilled with 2mm holes.
The hooks and Dacron from SailsEtc
Hardwood, I had a hardwood floor installed last year, and I have half a pack left over. So perhaps if you see a neighbour is having a florr, grab some off cuts from the floor fitter. Or dive into the skip at your DIY centre.

The tool use to hold the bowsies for sanding a rounded edge is a ring clamp. Ringclamp from Squires catalogue.

On the mast the bowsies are 'out of place', but I am not looking for a scale finish.

The hooks fit nicley into the brass split pins at the mast head. Split pins that came with the kit.

In the past I had coils of rope running off the deadeyes onto belay pins. Now they have been cut off, so as not to foul when de-rigging. But I have glued them in place as a small detail.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2008, 01:47:18 PM »

The next thing was to change the Nav lights.

In the first pic you can see that in the past the Nav lights were mounted on a wooden strut. However this would soon get bashed off in transit.

I still want the option of lights, so I did not want to cut them off. I used some thin copper plate to make clips so they can be attached to shrouds. The copper has since been painted white.

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #77 on: March 19, 2008, 01:55:29 PM »

Next I figured it is about time I fixed the crew.

I drilled a small hole into the foot, and inserted a brass wire and fixed with CA glue.

I then drilled a hole slightly smaller than the brass rod in the deck. The hole is located through a deck beam for added purchase. The hole was the widened slightly to get a snug fit. This widening was achieved using a watchmakers broach (like tiny needle files).

The hole was marked with a black marker pen so I can see it easily. Using a small bore hole I have no worry about water ingress.

The figure is not fixed, so it can be easily removed for transport. Also I can use these figures on other models of the same scale.

A small piece of the Dacron is used to drape through his hands.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #78 on: March 19, 2008, 02:00:24 PM »

I have also changed the flags. To be more in keeping with a boat whose homeport is in Aberconwy.

Also as a tribute to the Mayhemers in Llanberis who made me welcome.
Thanks to Stavros and The Welsh Druid.

And some other pics on the water.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2008, 02:02:53 PM »

It got so blowey my nav light fell off.

Soon adjusted.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2008, 02:06:55 PM »

Next step, I build the travel case. :P
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #81 on: March 19, 2008, 02:11:52 PM »

TT,#

Beautiful, and practical too.

Love the last picture  - worth it all for that!

Are the flags flown in a seamanlike manner?  I don't know the etiquette involved - I seem to rememberr that schooners have flag halliards  to the main gaff peak (similar to vangs, but run to the taffrail).  Do you fly the PRC flag as a courtesy flag when moored?

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2008, 02:21:36 PM »

I know nothing of seamanlike manners. I also buy cheap flags. The Union flag is off a desk stand, and the Welsh flag was from a gift shop and cost me a whopping 50p. Unlike some smaller offering I have seen for 7 quid  :o ::)

I do know most inshore vessels do thier own thing  {-)

When I build Louise Helois she will have a french flag.

When I get round to building a junk it will have a Chinese flag.

And if I ever get around to building the Dhow she will fly the flag of Qatar.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2008, 02:41:59 PM »

One more mod I forgot to mention.

I changed the original brass goosenck layout. But only on the Main boom.

Reasons for change.
Main reason, I want to be able to fold the main mast and sail assemby. This is because the main boom is so long that if the rigid brass goosneck (pictured) is used it will be a very wide unit and needs a bigger transport case.

By using the parrel beads there is more flexibility and the boom can be turned up towards the mast.

Second reason. The darn brass gooseneck things are always snapping at the joint. This is a major achilles heal on this model.

Downside
The boom lifts a lot at the end, and the wind spills out of the sails too much.
Fix, a stap was fitted to stop the boom rising.
Fix 2, a second strap was fitted. Now the book only rises a little.

The short strap gets tighter as the boom moves out so if it is over tight it will stop the boom from moving out in light winds. The longer strap does not suffer from this tightening, so can be tighter. It is just a matter of 'tuning'.

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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #84 on: December 25, 2009, 08:53:37 AM »

Some pics of this model coping with heavy water.
She is well balanced and can cope with everything that has been thrown at her.
Note that the topsails have been removed here, because of the conditions.

I do highly rate this kit. I have had her for several years now and she is low maintenance and reliable.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #85 on: December 25, 2009, 08:56:38 AM »

some more
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #86 on: December 25, 2009, 08:58:57 AM »

and a few more.
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Re: Mary J Ward Build
« Reply #87 on: December 25, 2009, 09:22:07 AM »

Hi Tigertiger

   Love the BIKE can you post one over here ?  :-))

  Timo2

  PS the refit look FAB.

   O0 O0 O0 O0
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