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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2019, 01:33:03 AM »

Good eye's Ray, yes.... its supposed to be a huge Fiddle block, but I used a double that I had on hand that was close to the scale required.  They used that tackle for lifting cargo and ships boat, etc.   Wait till we get to the yard halyards, they used a Ramhead block that was huge.  I am trusting the plans on this kit, but as is always the case, scale could be off... push the scale into reality and one does need to question sometimes if that was really true... were the loads that massive?  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2019, 02:09:19 AM »

If the ropes going through the blocks are not going to working/running, I have seen one trick to make them stay straight, and look like they are under natural tension. Put the block and cord assembly under tension and touch the tip of a CA glue bottle to the cord, so that the cord draws in the CA. The cord will then remain rigid and straight. Try it on a sample piece first.


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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2019, 03:31:05 AM »

Thanks for the tip kind sir.... I've used that when needed.  The way the Garnet is rigged on this model is without load... I followed the plan as much as I could, there is slack as the line hangs from the main forestay, no load at this point, so she would be slack, unless they deliberately placed tension on the rig while in storage.....  Dennis
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« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2019, 05:27:51 PM »

Dennis that rigging is inspirational  :-))   This is some thing that I would like to try my hand at and I hope I can get somewhere near what you are doing.  This build is really coming to life - beautiful job!
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #79 on: August 15, 2019, 09:03:30 PM »

Mizzen yard (Lateen)  is installed and rigged.  My dear wife is sewing up a sail soon and that will be hanked on and tension applied to the rig at that time.  The lower main yard has been shaped, blocks added and it is now mounted via main halyards that are secured to Ramhead block at deck.  Next will be the lower main Parrel that will secure the yard to the mast.  It will be tricky due to close quarters  I always try to work inside to outside as I rig so I don't get blocked by too much rigging already in place.  I do have rigging tools that I have made if I need to reach in to make a tie, etc.  Coming along.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #80 on: August 15, 2019, 09:04:51 PM »

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« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2019, 09:06:06 PM »

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« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2019, 09:06:41 PM »

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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #83 on: August 15, 2019, 09:21:41 PM »

She's coming on a treat Dennis - lovely to see her coming to life.
Somebody's going to be in trouble if they don't move that barrel, or whatever it is, from the bottom of the port stairwell mind  O0 .


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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #84 on: August 15, 2019, 10:54:24 PM »

hahaha... good catch there Ray.  I managed to knock over one of the bilge pumps with my clumbsy fingers.. caught it after I posted the pic.... its glued back down now.   tks.   O0  Dennis
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« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2019, 10:05:08 PM »

All rigging from main mast to stern is now complete.  Thanks to my dear wife who sewed the mizzen sail, I was able to hank on the sail including all running rigging.  Installed main yard braces,  lifts and sheets, same for topsail.  Now moving on to rig the lower yard for the foremast and continue moving forward.  Still lots to do.  For such a little ship, she has lots of rigging.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2019, 10:05:52 PM »

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« Reply #90 on: August 24, 2019, 10:09:04 PM »

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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2019, 09:33:05 AM »

Hi it's John V i can see you are doing a lovely Job you should be very proud  of your self .keep up the good work .take care John V
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2019, 09:42:38 AM »

I have to agree - stunning work  :-))
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« Reply #93 on: August 25, 2019, 10:14:13 AM »

Hi mark T it's John V it's nice to see outher Mayhem people on hear to leave good comments on Dlancast work .some don't bother I think he is doing a grand Job cheers John V
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #94 on: August 25, 2019, 11:56:08 PM »

Thank You for your kind words.  i know its a static model, but it has been challenging.  It does pale in conparism to many of the fine and complex work that is done on this forum.  I am humbled.  Dennis
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« Reply #95 on: August 26, 2019, 09:23:43 AM »

In my humble opinion you are in the same league as the quality and skill to produce a vessel like this is outstanding.
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« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2019, 07:25:37 PM »

Foremast yards are installed and rigged.  Next will be Spritsail Yard rigging, then anchors and flags and this build will be completed.


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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #99 on: September 01, 2019, 01:53:40 AM »

Dennis, progressing brilliantly........  :-))


This could be a good example of understanding that the nautical term Forecastle was used to describe the multi level wooden castle structure built toward, or at the fore or pointy end of sailing ships of the 1600's?..........


So when did the pronunciation change to focastle   :o  .....not even Worldspell will accept it  ;D 


We had Centrecastle in 3 Castle steam ships, however I am unsure if Aftcastle was used to describe the deck accommodation of the Engineers, Smoke house & chimney?


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