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  • Ditto what Greg said! :up:
    Carl

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    • Jeff, Great to see you postimg again on your wonderful model but I disagree on the coloring

      of your line. Ship rigging that is black is usually black because it has been treated with

      tar or something similar to make it weather proof and it us called "standing rigging" because it does not move.

      You would hope your davit rigging is "running rigging" and can move .

      Rigging just as you have done it but with natural rope would look more realistic.

      Cheers,

      Bob
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      • Good solution, Jeff, and nice to see this thread active again.

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        • Thanks Greg, Carl, Bob and Bill.

          Bob, I thought I got it right. :erm:

          I even watched the video that Gord Schneider posted and paid particular attention to that detail too. I guess the quality of the film was not good enough for me to distinguish the color of the rigging.

          With all due respect though, I think I'm going to leave it as is and make something up if I'm asked about it. [:-ashamed]

          Jeff

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          • Ahoy there Jeff, it's almost ready for "Bon Voyage".
            Frank

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            • Thanks, Frank.

              I still have quite a bit of detailing to do yet but I can see the end approaching.

              Bob, I hope I didn't offend you with my comments. If I did, I apologize.

              I couldn't leave the rigging as it was so I have redone the davits with the appropriate rigging.



              I still have two more sets of lifeboats and davits to do. I'll keep you posted.

              Jeff

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              • Looking good!

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                • Jeff,

                  I do not understand your comment, why would I be offended??

                  The model is yours to do with as YOU please.

                  I am not easily offended.

                  I think we all friends on this forum and I hope we can make suggestions to improve a model.


                  Cheers,

                  Bob

                  PS: I knew all along that you would eventually make it right, you are an excellent modeler.

                  It's looking VERY GOOD.
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                  • Outstanding craftsmanship Jeff. Great to see you back in the shipyard.

                    John

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                    • Jeff,

                      Beautiful model. It's all those details that make it so interesting. I'm impressed by your taking time to replace the rigging. Looks better, in addition to the greater accuracy.

                      Mike
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • Thanks, Ray, Bob, and John.

                        Bob, one of the reasons I post is for the suggestions from other modelers who see and know things that I may not. Please continue to do so. Yes, you were right; even my rivet counters anonymous support group (me) wouldn't allow me to get away with the wrong rigging.

                        Jeff

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                        • Thanks, Mike.

                          I find it's getting the details right that is the most challenging, and takes the most time (often in correcting inaccuracies). Fortunately, replacing the rigging was not a difficult as I thought and I was able to do it with the davits in place.

                          Jeff

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                          • Jeff,

                            Now to make it even better, you must hitch your line to the cleats properly. I have sailed boats

                            all my life but I could not draw a clear picture for you. It's actually easier that tying a knot and

                            I can do it with my eyes closed but I could not draw it clearly.

                            I did find an illustration on the web, Here it is.




                            PULL IT TIGHT, IT WILL HOLD WITHOUT SLIPPING BUT IS EASY TO UNDO WHEN NEEDED.

                            VERY IMPORTANT ON A SHIP OR BOAT,

                            Bob
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                            • Looks beautiful, Jeff. Glad to see you have the time to finish this off. Cheers!
                              Gord Schneider

                              President and Chief Engineer,

                              Kootenay Lakes Steam & Navigation Company

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                              • "PULL IT TIGHT, IT WILL HOLD WITHOUT SLIPPING BUT IS EASY TO UNDO WHEN NEEDED.

                                VERY IMPORTANT ON A SHIP OR BOAT,
                                " Bob

                                Very True! I once started a kerfuffle among museum teachers at Mystic Seaport when I suggested that teaching that a bowline knot was valuable because it did not slip was misleading.

                                There are many knots any landlubber can tie in an emergency that won't slip. What makes a bowline valuable is that it won't jam and it also can be untied in a hurry

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