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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2021, 09:51:04 pm »

Sails and rigging have begun.  My wife and I tried to use the fabric supplied in the kit, it was a very thin nylon that was very difficult to handle, cut and sew.  We abandoned that for a cotton based white fabric that seems to be working very well.  My dear wife has sewn all seam lines into the sails after cutting to size.  She is working on the bordering that is glued to the edges of the sails, adding stiffness.  We will spray starch as a final step.  Very tedious work and I am so thankful for the talents of my wife to help me with this step.  I'm working now on the standing rigging and have stepped the mast.  Wow.. what a tall stick.  All standing rigging lines are attached to the deck with wire hooks that will allow me to remove if I ever need to drop the mast.  I'm anxious to see how the model is really going to look with all sails on.  Dennis
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2021, 09:51:43 pm »

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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2021, 09:52:18 pm »

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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2021, 06:15:42 am »

This is looking wonderful. A real sailing boat unlike the current “boats” being used for the AC in NZ.


Look forward to seeing it finished
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2021, 07:15:41 am »

Tks Andy,   you got that right.  I have seen vids. of the Endeavour sailing and she is one very big, very beautiful ship, slicing her way through the waves.  A timeless design, why did they ever change it?  Yes, I know the "J's'" are still sailing and that is a good thing.  I will be proud of this display piece as she sits on top of a 4ft wall between our family and living rooms.  Good thing our ceilings are vaulted, cause that mast is gonna be way up there!  Dennis
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #81 on: February 27, 2021, 11:53:54 pm »

Finally, the main is hanked on.  I'll do my best to get the wrinkles out as the rigging goes on.  I almost feel like I can hop aboard and go sailing its so big.  I'm trying to design the rig to be removable, should that become necessary down the road  As it is, it will be interesting how we are going to be able to move the model out of this room, down the hallway to the family room and its final resting place.  Two people and tilting the model at an angle through the doorways I guess.  Its gonna be fun.  Dennis
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #82 on: February 28, 2021, 12:10:39 am »

Yes Dennis, one person up front to ensure the mast/rigging doesn't foul up and one to carry the hull at 90°(that's if she can be manoeuvred around obstacles in that manner) - a bit like moving bulky furniture about!
Hope all goes well when you get to that point  :-)


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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #83 on: February 28, 2021, 12:42:57 am »

Hi Endeavour is not heavy.  My one has a sailing lead keel and I find that just holding the keel in one hand by my side and the hull at about 45 degrees and point it the way you want to go.
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #84 on: February 28, 2021, 02:02:43 am »

Tks for the suggestions... this is gonna be good %% .   Dennis
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2021, 11:57:07 pm »

mounted what I am calling the stay sail or inner jib.. could be wrong on that term.  Halyards and tack or installed.  The main is finished for rigging.  Outer jib or club jib? goes on next.  This baby is nearing completion.  Cheers,  Dennis
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #88 on: March 09, 2021, 12:14:40 am »

I know I've said it before Dennis but, your abilities with rigging are outstanding. Following this build to completion. She's gonna be a stunner.


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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #89 on: March 09, 2021, 05:42:45 pm »

Looking really good now  :-))
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #90 on: March 21, 2021, 07:38:41 pm »

Ok folks, the Endeavour model is finished and mounted to her final resting place.  I've enjoyed the build and am very happy with the results. She sure makes a visual statement in our home.


My next project I think, will be posted in the Working Vessels section of this forum.  A number of years ago, I built a static model of my interpretation of a 1920's era Tramp Steamer.  I kit bashed a Millfred Star kit of a fish trawler that had the right hull shape. That kit was designed for RC sailing and I always had it in the back of my mind to convert my model to RC.  If, I can do it.  I'll need to cut the super structure off, so that I can get inside the hull and install ballast and radio gear etc.  I don't have alot of experience in RC, so I'll be asking this group a ton of questions and know that I will get good info on how to do it.


Cheers to all and see you soon on the Working Vessel section.


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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #98 on: March 21, 2021, 07:45:13 pm »

You've pulled off another beauty there Dennis - congratulations  :-)


Watching for the next one  :-))


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Re: Endeavour UK Challenger 1934
« Reply #99 on: March 21, 2021, 09:50:22 pm »


 A Very good Model,well presented, a Model to be Very proud of for years to come !!
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