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VI. THE DECK BLOCK and PULLIES

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September 10, 2011

This starts the beginning of installing the eyebolts, Blocks and Pullies on the Deck surrounding the mast bases. The first thing I decided to do is to make my own eyebolts since I have some pre-blackened wire. Then the Pullies, Blocks will be installed on the deck in the correct places. Yes, there is a hole drilled on top of the block where I pass the end of the line (with a touch of CA on it). Then I fold the Block underneath.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Deck Block 01

Deck Block 01


Deck Block 02

Deck Block 02


Deck Block 03

Deck Block 03


Deck Block 04

Deck Block 04


Deck Block 05

Deck Block 05


Deck Block 06

Deck Block 06


Deck Block 07

Deck Block 07





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September 22, 2011

Continuation of the Deck Blocks. This is the Mizzen section.

Mizzen Deck Block 01

Mizzen Deck Block 01


Mizzen Deck Block 02

Mizzen Deck Block 02





VII. THE CHAINPLATE DEADEYES

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September 25, 2011

This starts the installation of the Dead Eyes on the Chainplates.

Dead Eyes 01

Dead Eyes 01


Dead Eyes 02

Dead Eyes 02


Dead Eyes 03

Dead Eyes 03


Dead Eyes 04

Dead Eyes 04


Dead Eyes 05

Dead Eyes 05


Dead Eyes 06

Dead Eyes 06


Dead Eyes 07

Dead Eyes 07


Dead Eyes 08

Dead Eyes 08


Dead Eyes 09

Dead Eyes 09





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September 27, 2011

Continuation of the Dead Eyes on the Channels.

Dead Eyes 10

Dead Eyes 10


Dead Eyes 11

Dead Eyes 11





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October 24, 2011

Continuation of the Dead Eyes on the Channels.

Dead Eyes 12

Dead Eyes 12


Dead Eyes 13

Dead Eyes 13


Dead Eyes 14

Dead Eyes 14





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October 31, 2011

Continuation of the Dead Eyes on the Channels.

Dead Eyes 15

Dead Eyes 15


Dead Eyes 16

Dead Eyes 16


Dead Eyes 17

Dead Eyes 17





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November 5, 2011

I encountered this problem before about a few Canon Port Lids being in the way of the Chains. So, this time, I thought I would document the steps I took in trying to make this correction as painless as possible.

I have done others that turned out a little better than this one. The Canon Port Frame had to be shifted to the left about 4mm - if not, then the chain would not pass cleanly to the wales to make its attachment. I hope the series of steps make sense. Some of the more purist will probably cringe at this, but unless a person has a lot of long term experience it could not be caught ahead of time (or) the kit design would have been so perfect as to not allow this to happen. At any rate, it is corrected and moving on.

Dead Eyes 18

Dead Eyes 18


Dead Eyes 19

Dead Eyes 19


Dead Eyes 20

Dead Eyes 20


Dead Eyes 21

Dead Eyes 21


Dead Eyes 22

Dead Eyes 22


Dead Eyes 23

Dead Eyes 23


Dead Eyes 24

Dead Eyes 24


Dead Eyes 25

Dead Eyes 25


Dead Eyes 26

Dead Eyes 26


Dead Eyes 27

Dead Eyes 27


Dead Eyes 28

Dead Eyes 28


Dead Eyes 29

Dead Eyes 29


Dead Eyes 30

Dead Eyes 30





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November 20, 2011

Well, it is back to the Mast again. This time is the big event of installting the Mast onto the Hull. There are a few shots that I demonstrate the alignment.

I finally got the Dead Eye upper links, chains and fasteners in place. I will blacken the nails later. So, with that said, I am moving on with seeing how I stand with seeing how the Hull and Mast are aligned without any major effort.

I do not show the images, but I used a few shims to make the hull aligned and squared in the cradle. This is why I used a Level. (to some, this may seem way out and not necessary). But, it is to me a good exercise while I had the time.

The later photos show that I suspended a plumb line from the Tree Top of the main mast and I wanted to see initially how the level was. Now, I have not at this time looked at the plans to see if there is any rake or angle to this main mast. I just wanted to see if any gross errors exist.

Well, to much my surprise with the mast just put in place in the hull openings, I see that I am pretty good as far as plumb goes. So, with this, I can proceed and take some measurements off the plans to see if the Main Mast has any angle to it, or if it is in fact, straight up and down.

After Checking with Plans, it seems like I can go ahead. Even though some suggested not to glue the mast in place, I decided to go ahead with such. I will probably make a false wedge later. I tried to make a real wedge that would actually work, but found to be too frustrating and time consuming.

I took a lot of level readings and let the glue set overnight. I used a wire and one string to help hold the mast in place since it was a little wobbly in the opening of the hull.

Plumbing the Mast 01

Plumbing the Mast 01


Plumbing the Mast 02

Plumbing the Mast 02


Plumbing the Mast 03

Plumbing the Mast 03


Plumbing the Mast 04

Plumbing the Mast 04


Plumbing the Mast 05

Plumbing the Mast 05


Plumbing the Mast 06

Plumbing the Mast 06


Plumbing the Mast 07

Plumbing the Mast 07


Plumbing the Mast 08

Plumbing the Mast 08


Plumbing the Mast 09

Plumbing the Mast 09





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