Bluenose Rigging Blocks?

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I’m building the Model Shipways 1/64 Bluenose and have just completed the standing rigging. The running rigging instructions, practicum and build logs I have viewed do not mention when to use the 3 different sized double blocks or the 4 different sized singles. It’s obvious that the largest doubles will match with the large triples but beyond that I can’t be sure. Anyone aware of rigging instructions for this kit that detail the block sizes? I’ve seen some references to size on the large instruction sheets but not sure if this referring to block or line sizes.
 
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In his Youtube series on building the MS Bluenose, Gary Bricker had a episode on blocks. Part 30. It might br of some help.
I am not even close to your stage so I may have to ask the same question in the future. Long consideration of what you have found, location and use, may help narrow down the block size/type for the rigging location and use in question for the weight/stresses involved, in addition to just following what is shown. Block types all are used to reduce forces involved when the crew has to pull the haul. Often lines were and are pulled sidewise from a "mid-point" rather than longitudinally with other crew on the tail end, as more vector force is applied than in a straight pull. Just some thoughts form one who has sailed a bit and had hand skin stretched/callused. Rich (PT-2)
 
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions and assistance. Turns out I’m a newbie idiot o_O. The block sizes were on the drawings, I just didn’t realize what they were. Continuing now with the main boom rigging. If the cabin looks weird, it’s a battery pack for the lighting I’ve installed.
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It looks like you are progressing very well. Good crisp painting. Are you going to rig it for fishing or racing now that you have that decision and the plans indicate. Rich (PT-2)
 
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I’m not sure yet. I do want to rig with fulls sails. I do like the dories and other deck pieces that go with fishing so I’m leaning that way. I really like the lighting I added, used pico LEDs (1 mm) in red, green and white. They’re small enough to fit up into the lantern assemblies on the shrouds or that’s my theory as I’m about to add those. I put 4 white lights in the main cabin, and one under the deck between the fore companionway and the hatch with air ports.
 
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I’m not sure yet. I do want to rig with fulls sails. I do like the dories and other deck pieces that go with fishing so I’m leaning that way. I really like the lighting I added, used pico LEDs (1 mm) in red, green and white. They’re small enough to fit up into the lantern assemblies on the shrouds or that’s my theory as I’m about to add those. I put 4 white lights in the main cabin, and one under the deck between the fore companionway and the hatch with air ports.
While Bluenose is primarily recognized for her racing, to me those were only brief parts of the year and most of her time was in fishing which is the way that I will make my presentation. The various plan sheets of MS2130 have the racing and fishing symbols scattered around and it takes some time to find them to rig accordingly. They do not show the fish gury sluice hole (scuttle) for clearing fish offal off of the deck. I don't know if there was one both P&S as there are dory kids and rigging both P&S (more research). I am going to add barrels, on the deck and some tubs for the dories together with a small mast and furled sail for the topmost two dory boats as that was part of the dory fishing gear. I may add some longlines into those tubs. I will also put a wide bait cutting board on top of the cabin and not the narrow "hand rail" that is shown. I drilled my scupper holes beside the stanchions after they were in place and will go back with a small scroll saw blade (broken part) to work them into rectangular shapes and get them better aligned which my inside/out did not achieve. I worked out the accent stripe cove but it does not work with the scuttle holes of the afterdeck so I don't quite know how I am going to fix that as the planking is glued to the back of the stanchions and everything would be ripped out if I try to remove it. I tried a very small artists brush to paint in the accent but the wood grain causes irregularities. I got some 1/8 inch chart pack tape and spilt it in half but don't like the appearance. That is a detail to work out. How did you do your accent stripe.
I have a means worked out for the name using a matte decal but don't have the Masonic emblem at the same small size yet. The bow name is not that big of a problem but the small vine scrolls with the name will be.

Good luck and persistence in your rigging and sail construction. I'll keep looking for what you put up. Rich (PT02)
 
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I am also putting in the fishing bits, buckets/tubs in the dories and barrels along the back of the cabin. I've been using a few posted builds to follow along. Here is a link to the one I have been mostly using, I think it's very well done. Especially his cabin and hatch build. Bluenose Hull details
As for the detail line, I painted the hull yellow then taped up to where I wanted the detail line to be and painted the midnight blue. Taped the bottom and then painted the red. This left a reasonably neat yellow detail line. I then went over it by hand. There have been lots of touch ups. Here's the main boom almost finished with the rigging on it. The main boom blocks and rigging are huge and look ridiculous. I think I need to redo that.
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While Bluenose is primarily recognized for her racing, to me those were only brief parts of the year and most of her time was in fishing which is the way that I will make my presentation. The various plan sheets of MS2130 have the racing and fishing symbols scattered around and it takes some time to find them to rig accordingly. They do not show the fish gury sluice hole (scuttle) for clearing fish offal off of the deck. I don't know if there was one both P&S as there are dory kids and rigging both P&S (more research). I am going to add barrels, on the deck and some tubs for the dories together with a small mast and furled sail for the topmost two dory boats as that was part of the dory fishing gear. I may add some longlines into those tubs. I will also put a wide bait cutting board on top of the cabin and not the narrow "hand rail" that is shown. I drilled my scupper holes beside the stanchions after they were in place and will go back with a small scroll saw blade (broken part) to work them into rectangular shapes and get them better aligned which my inside/out did not achieve. I worked out the accent stripe cove but it does not work with the scuttle holes of the afterdeck so I don't quite know how I am going to fix that as the planking is glued to the back of the stanchions and everything would be ripped out if I try to remove it. I tried a very small artists brush to paint in the accent but the wood grain causes irregularities. I got some 1/8 inch chart pack tape and spilt it in half but don't like the appearance. That is a detail to work out. How did you do your accent stripe.
I have a means worked out for the name using a matte decal but don't have the Masonic emblem at the same small size yet. The bow name is not that big of a problem but the small vine scrolls with the name will be.

Good luck and persistence in your rigging and sail construction. I'll keep looking for what you put up. Rich (PT02)
BTW - your scuppers dilemma. Following the advice from that link I posted for this build, the scuppers were filed into the wood strip prior to installing. Mine should have been a tiny bit larger but I'm happy with the overall result. The dreaded between files sizes challenge...
 
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I am also putting in the fishing bits, buckets/tubs in the dories and barrels along the back of the cabin. I've been using a few posted builds to follow along. Here is a link to the one I have been mostly using, I think it's very well done. Especially his cabin and hatch build. Bluenose Hull details
As for the detail line, I painted the hull yellow then taped up to where I wanted the detail line to be and painted the midnight blue. Taped the bottom and then painted the red. This left a reasonably neat yellow detail line. I then went over it by hand. There have been lots of touch ups. Here's the main boom almost finished with the rigging on it. The main boom blocks and rigging are huge and look ridiculous. I think I need to redo that.
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You have a beautiful work to continue the progress. Rich
 
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You have a beautiful work to continue the progress. Rich
After looking at the linked hull plans for the mooring chocks (he said supplied with the MS kit) I looked again at the cast parts provided in my MS2130 and they are not there. I will probably improvise with some slightly flattened copper tubing, blackened. The other question is that the plans show only one on the starboard side but both P&S seems logical for mooring options of reality.
 
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Yes, they’re on both sides. Weird you don’t have them. I managed to get a hole drilled through mine, lots of patience. Using pieces of brass tubing should work fine. I had a piece of mahogany that I used for all my deck hatches, cabin hatches and other covers. I liked the wood look.
 
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Yes, they’re on both sides. Weird you don’t have them. I managed to get a hole drilled through mine, lots of patience. Using pieces of brass tubing should work fine. I had a piece of mahogany that I used for all my deck hatches, cabin hatches and other covers. I liked the wood look.
It should be beautiful. I am going to try to stay with what I can get/learn/figure out/ assume for the actual schooner. When I used to race sail boats we could tell which coast the boat was from as there was a lot of Teak used back then. One the West Coast we oiled the Teak to keep the golden color while the East Coast let it go grey in the sun. All in owners or builders preferences. Rich
 
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Thanks for this. I’ve actually been avoiding the dories as I don’t like the ones that came with the kit and the other dory builds I’ve seen are not nearly as detailed as what you have just provided. Thanks for posting this Thumbsup
 
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I found this dory plan quite helpful when doing my Bluenose. I will post it here in case it is of help to you two also. You can blow it up to the size you need.

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Here is couple pics of what I made using it. It is my first build so you can probably do even better.

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Cheers. hope this helps!
I too was going to not use the single cut side dory and was considering cutting it into three planks or as a template to lay those out. Now I have to figure out how to print your sheets. Thanks. RIch (PT-2)
 
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I am also putting in the fishing bits, buckets/tubs in the dories and barrels along the back of the cabin. I've been using a few posted builds to follow along. Here is a link to the one I have been mostly using, I think it's very well done. Especially his cabin and hatch build. Bluenose Hull details
As for the detail line, I painted the hull yellow then taped up to where I wanted the detail line to be and painted the midnight blue. Taped the bottom and then painted the red. This left a reasonably neat yellow detail line. I then went over it by hand. There have been lots of touch ups. Here's the main boom almost finished with the rigging on it. The main boom blocks and rigging are huge and look ridiculous. I think I need to redo that.
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Out of curiosity. . . did you plank the deck before the hull? and which would you recommend? Rich (PT-2)
 
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