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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2010, 02:14:50 PM »

A brigantine with a 'scope? Shurely Shome Mishtake %%
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2010, 07:59:14 PM »

Op's!!! T-was talking about the frog...
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2010, 06:17:08 PM »

More Pictures of Wolfshead, Crew, Deck and 9 pounder gun on training circle






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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2010, 06:37:49 PM »

Deck fittings , Anchors, Cat heads & Figure head






 Many thanks to Mark and Juley for taking these superb photos
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2010, 07:01:19 PM »

Last But not least ,,, She was a fun boat to build and a super vessel to sail ,,, She's close winded 3 & 3/4 points off the wind (you can get as close as 3 & 1/4 points off the wind but you sacrefice a lot of speed) and shes surprising fast and and agile and very sea kindly  All in all Orion moldings have made a very nice hull and with the lug rig it's a pleasure to sail
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2010, 01:25:13 AM »

Excellent job Jimmy
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2010, 10:06:40 PM »

Tk's TT
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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2010, 09:10:24 PM »

I have had 3 or 4 requests for "Wolfshead's" Dimensions ---  so here they are ... Many thanks for all the kind words people have said and posted
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2010, 09:16:22 PM »

The crew of this mighty vessel come from TUBE AVENTURE PIRATES  07976 Adventure Tube   Figures are aprox.50mm tall 
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The Old Aerodrome
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2011, 07:50:16 PM »

New thread LUGGER to LORCHA just started Converting Wolfshead to a Lorcha
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« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2011, 11:41:26 PM »

Check Yachts & sail  R&D , Brigantine Freebooter for tip's on ginger work
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2011, 07:24:10 PM »

A few more Pix as Requested











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« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2011, 07:40:29 PM »

A few more to go













Thats about the best resolution I can get - As I have said many times before I can Draw them I can paint them - but I can't photograph them
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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2011, 08:50:35 PM »

Jimmy,
Brilliant. For someone who claims to not take photos, let me just say, I wish I could take photos as good as that.
Fantastic use of zip-ties my man. You've done it again.
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2011, 06:31:23 PM »

Kiwi
Thanks for the kind words ...How are you getting on with all the tremors down your way ... My wife and I were down on the N & S island a couple of years ago and were sad to see the destruction...
 I've changed Wolfs Head back to the Lug rig. the lorcha rig is a bit tame,,, and the lug is more fun to sail ...People kept asking me for detailed pix of the rig ...I see you spotted the Tie Wraps as chain plates ... I have also used them as banding on the rudder and reinforcements on hatches also as mock hinges on doors and small hatches
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2011, 08:16:17 PM »

Hi ,Jimmy ,I was on board the  Scooner ,William and Mary yesterday ,no,one around so a crew member asked if I was looking for interest ,he showed me the timbers that have been replaced to bring her up to scratch this year ,what a beauty , and I told him there is a mate of mine ,lives next to the yard she was built in ,in 1902 , couple of interesting vessels in Albert Dock at the moment . and the Dutchman had a crew member sitting ,happilly splicing a mooring line ,he had a fairly good audience ,plus the crew were also using a Yacht varnish I ve never seen . interesting these sailing vessels ,I can see where you come from Jimmy .
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2011, 07:41:42 PM »

Sorry about the delay in answering but I'm having trouble getting into the  forum ... its very hit and miss  for some reason my fire wall dosn't want to let me in   and some times It takes me 3 or 4 hrs just to draught a reply Glad you liked the schooner  I've sailed on two or three and they are loads of fun
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2011, 06:17:44 PM »

OK I'm back on line "Norton fixed it"  Wolfs Head has had a refit and is back to a working lugger, the sails have been rehung with the luff (Leading edge) farther foreward and the yard on the mizzen hung on the oppsit (Stb'd) side this from the main, was tested on sunday in very light airs and seemed to work very well ,She tacked and wore with no problems...---- I have at last dyed the sails , pictures of before and after ...Let me know what you think....
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2011, 06:30:50 PM »





WHITE SAILS





LAST PIX OF HER SAILING WITH UNDRESSED SAILS



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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2011, 08:06:07 PM »

Hi Jimmy,
Been away down Wellington for a bit.
It is indeed a pity what has happened to Christchurch, one of my favourite cities in the world, (lived there for a while back in my youth).
Just loved your sails in white, but NOW, they look so much better.
Well done. Currently building paddle steamers, but hope to get back to wooden sailing when they are done. Love the old sailing schooner scows of NZ, and the old wooden coastal sailing and steamers which plied our river, lakes and coast.
Trying to research and draw them up as well.
Whats that old saying
"so much to do, so little time"
Keep up the good work, have all your threads bookmarked
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« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2011, 05:51:50 PM »

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 Glad to hear you're OK    If you are looking for subjects ...the old steamer in Queens town though not a paddler is a worthy subject.
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« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2011, 09:11:58 PM »

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 Glad to hear you're OK    If you are looking for subjects ...the old steamer in Queens town though not a paddler is a worthy subject.
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It's TSS Earnslaw. All components were shipped from Scotland in the early 20th Century and carried overland to Queenstown where the steamer was put together to provide a service between Queenstown and Walter Peak sheep station. She's a beautifully maintained vessel - and the engine room is a joy to behold- and is well worth having a trip on if in the vicinity of Queenstown. :-))
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« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2011, 01:30:46 PM »

Thanks Roger
 I had some photos of her coming along side in Queens's town on a rather blustery evening . Lovely bit of ship handling , with a single screw shallow draughted Vessel  with a lot of freeboard, it wouldn't have cracked an egg.
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« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2011, 08:49:29 PM »

Hi Roger & Jimmy,
The tss Earnslaw, is one very nice piece of machinery. First time I went on her was back in the very late sixty's, and she was a very tidy vessel then. The last time was about a year ago, and is still a very tidy vessel.
Will have to check, but think that original & or restoration drawings do exist of her, so she's not on my list of boats to draw. My list consists of boats which either no longer exist or are now wrecks, or restored, vessels for which drawings no longer exist. For most, there may even be only one photo or painting left, so will prove somewhat of a challenge. While the others I've been helped by personal recollection of people who have either worked on them or are otherwise familiar with them. To these gentlemen, I am deeply in gratitude for their help.
However, construction methods and fittings and engine details from such as the tss Earnslaw help enormously in interpolating details for vessels of a similar age or from similar yards.
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Re: 18 Century Lugger added to the Freebooter Fleet
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2011, 01:58:04 PM »

I think the tanned sails look better ...But the real look is when they fade ...also I'll add some rope stains  in darker colores to simulate the sails chaffing on the back stays
  I have never yet seen working ships sails that didn't have dirty marks and rust stains on them





 See how these sails are staned and marked

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