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Jimmy James

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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2011, 11:42:49 AM »

Sorry for the delays but I've been struck down by one of the local lurgies and haven't felt like doing any thing fore the last fortnight I seam to be slowly improving as of This morning
Enough of me people keep asking me for the way a strop my blocks ...Really its so simple I am almost embarrassed to tell them that it's all done with a needle
 The most common fastning on sailing ships is a tail block (single or double ) these can be lashed almost any there (the tail was a fathom [6"] long) the next most common was a hook block  but if you can make a tail block yo u can make a hook block
 You can also strop a block with thin copper wire twisted into a loop at each end with a small touch of solder to stop it slipping (I allways twist the wire around a small nail as a jig..... Hope this helps some of You
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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2011, 12:19:32 PM »

 Hello Jimmy,

Are you putting the Ballast onto the end of the Keel ?.

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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2011, 11:23:17 AM »

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Yes   about 3 lbs of flashing lead right at the bottom
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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2011, 02:28:04 PM »

 
Hello Jimmy,

All bets about "Will it sail" are now OFF !!!!.

It will now !

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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2011, 06:08:02 PM »

I didn't know but might have guessed that someone was making book on this ( As long as I get my cut)
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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2012, 10:02:54 PM »

OK at long last I've started work on the Splinter again (Splinter because she's so long and narrow my oldest Granddaughter said it looked like a SPLINTER next to my other vessels)So Splinter it is...
These photos show what the masts will look like  3Tops on the Fore mast (Square rigged) and 1 top each on the Main and Mizzen  ... These masts are no where like finished
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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2012, 10:13:00 PM »

Last two for now
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This is going to be a simple Rig  with a Capsten to control the square sails   and a single  standard servo with a double arm to control the main & mizzen
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Re: "Bet You Can't Make This Sail !"
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2012, 01:13:53 PM »

These Sails are made of A4 paper they are not for sailing but the patterns that the sails are made from ...I find doing it this way lets me see any mistakes and saves a lot of sail cloth, time and my temper






SHMBO says she wants the front bedroom painted this week   I said I'd get the paint out for her tonight --- Wrong thing to say ...I think at least one door came off its hinges and the whole house rocked on its foundations (Never up set an Irish woman it can be very painfull) I think there might be a slight delay in my next posting..
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