Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Aussie048 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:07 am

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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 9:55 pm

O.K, Its relatively easy to make rope, so I went this morning to the local craft shop and purchased some thread.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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

I have a very basic ropewalk machine from Alexey Domanoff. Its a vertical ropewalk and makes ropes about 2-3 metre lengths.

Hers a photo of it, side view .

And finally, the finished product. Top rope is purchased, and bottom is my own effort.
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Post by Aussie048 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:10 pm

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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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