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gecon02/03/2021 18:43:36
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Yes indeed Chris, I don't usually live that dangerously, easing off now to a broad reach -which is about all a Fisher owner can manage -live a bit longer that way too!20210302_101801.jpg

Today's 'evening offering'...genoa loosely rolled on - and fully out, just to test. Attatching the sail winches and sheets sometime tomorrow. 20210302_101941.jpg

Edited By gecon on 02/03/2021 18:46:29

gecon04/03/2021 13:53:49
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Sorry folks, but I still have not found clear -or white- milkshake straws/tubing for the shroud rollers! These are just for test -maybe forever if they work well! Don't like hiding the nice shiny steel bottlescrews though.

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gecon05/03/2021 12:10:57
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PS..not just Post Skript also 'Party Shop' !

Found opaque (but not clear) straws at a local 20210305_124228.jpgparty supplies shop. The red and green straws were removed PDQ!

George

gecon09/03/2021 17:19:59
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Anti-snag struts have been added outboard of the shroud covers. Don't look great, but I can't even see them at 2 meters distance.

A similar aid needs to be fitted to the foreward ends of the coachroof handrails to prevent the genoa sheet snagging there too! The freebord will be getting less every time I introduce a 'mod'. Heavy, heavy displacement. I'm already thinking of ways to increase the volume of the hull below the waterline. 20210309_180431.jpg

neil howard-pritchard09/03/2021 22:50:01
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beautiful model. missed this one.

gecon10/03/2021 21:42:37
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The watchman and his son (1/15th and 1/20th scale!) are on board this evening to check the electrics and nav systems prior to launch on 1st April. Actually, I just needed a bit of inspiration so I started playing with the wheelhouse fittings and fairy lights! Watchman's name is Chopper. He used to be the bosun on the good ship Venus, so we won't discuss his CV here on this squeeky clean forum. 20210310_195046.jpg20210310_194929.jpg

Chris Fellows10/03/2021 23:06:16
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Was that the ship with the figurehead on it?!!

Model is looking great George and the lighting adds nicely to it.

Chris

gecon11/03/2021 06:48:59
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That's the correct vessel Chris.....and there'll be no dolphin-eye views of the bows posted here smiley

George

gecon11/03/2021 15:38:35
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Thought I was going to cut sailcloth today. Somehow I ended up bending and cutting brass. The pulpits are supposed to be steel so I may well paint them, but I don't think I will do that until I feel that the brass looks very wrong. The uprights are just loose fitted for test -they will be epoxied, not soldered. At 2 paces distance I don't think you can see the difference.

George

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Edited By gecon on 11/03/2021 15:41:13

Colin Bishop11/03/2021 18:16:10
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Looking good George but pulpits are invariably stainless steel to avoid corrosion so I do think you should paint them really. But use stainless steel colour paint and not chrome.

Colin

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