Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:43 am

Geoff,
I didn't want to start an argument on copyright and jam up my build log, but needed to make a comment about all this Chinese bashing of a few high end model ship kits.

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Post by janos » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:17 am

Well said, Brian!
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:52 pm

Hi gang,
I decided to not dye the sail material and have fitted the first sail to the yard and fitted it to the foremast today. I am starting to run low on fine rigging thread, so better crank up my ropewalk machine and make some myself.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:06 pm

Been making ropes with my Domanoff vertical ropewalk machine, but I have just ordered this latest planetary ropewalk from Domanoff workshop.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Aussie048 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:10 pm

Brian

She is coming along nicely. Great workmanship and a great kit makes a great model.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by neptune » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:40 pm

G'day Brian, that bottom rope looks a lot neater and tighter, what sort of length can you make, are you twisting the rope back on itself or just twisting it together.

best regards John.

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Post by Brian077 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:57 pm

thanks John and Geoff,
its a proper ropewalk action and twists the rope back on itself John. It has a small electric motor and a reverse speed so I can lay left and right ropes. I am limited to the hight of my workshop ceiling, but 2-3 metre lengths are fine for my use.

Heres a more advanced version of my ropewalk. I have his first prototype from a few years ago.

http://shipworkshop.com/products/tools/prosak-30

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by zoly99sask » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:58 pm

Hello Brian,do you know what material Dormanoff using for his ropes,I need to order soon some ropes.Where is he selling that basic ropewalk,I can't find it on his site.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:03 am

Zoly,
I would buy his deluxe planetary ropewalk if I had my time over again. Its a third the price of the Byrnes ropewalk and much easier to use. A mate of mine has the Byrnes ropewalk and regrets buying it.

I think my basic ropewalk is discontinued now, but you can email Alexey and ask him.

And for you question of what material Alexey uses for his ropes, its Gutterman polyester thread I believe.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by zoly99sask » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:11 am

Is that Gunther thread are fine for the ropes ?

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