LE COUREUR - french Lugger 1776 - POF kit from CAF in 1:48 by Uwe

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The pillars are in place
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testing the correct height (and alignment) with the horizontal rail
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some small adjustments were necessary in order to get a smooth alignment
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But be aware: Before you fix the rail, please drill the small holes for the oars - the basis for the oars are exactly in the same fall line and under the rails. If the rail is fixed you can not drill any more

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I made also the other one and fixed the height and drilled all holes
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just for fun the "oars" on some locations midship
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top view with all drilled holes for the oars and prepared pillars for the rail
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The pillars are in place
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testing the correct height (and alignment) with the horizontal rail
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some small adjustments were necessary in order to get a smooth alignment
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But be aware: Before you fix the rail, please drill the small holes for the oars - the basis for the oars are exactly in the same fall line and under the rails. If the rail is fixed you can not drill any more

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I made also the other one and fixed the height and drilled all holes
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just for fun the "oars" on some locations midship
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top view with all drilled holes for the oars and prepared pillars for the rail
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Nice work. Those oars will definitely help pull along as you progress. :) Rich (PT-2)
 

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Nice work. Those oars will definitely help pull along as you progress. :) Rich (PT-2)
The finalization of the oars with correct shaping is coming soon - so we can also "sail" during calm times
BTW: If there is no wind and a vessel was pulled by oars - is it still "sailing"? Question about the correct term .......

Finalizing the rails, which were started in yesterdays post.... some final cleaning of surplus glue and a final sanding with fine grid is still necessary, but is fitting very well

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still you can see some sawing dust - so you can see, that these photos were done during the work
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looking along the rail
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especially this area need some finetuning before I will oil the timber
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The finalization of the oars with correct shaping is coming soon - so we can also "sail" during calm times
BTW: If there is no wind and a vessel was pulled by oars - is it still "sailing"? Question about the correct term .......

Finalizing the rails, which were started in yesterdays post.... some final cleaning of surplus glue and a final sanding with fine grid is still necessary, but is fitting very well

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still you can see some sawing dust - so you can see, that these photos were done during the work
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looking along the rail
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especially this area need some finetuning before I will oil the timber
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That railing with the tight fore curves and transom gentle rounding is a very good execution! It looks like one piece. Well done! Rich (PT-2)
 

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My friends - many Thanks
BTW: Adi - nice new photo (Avatar) :cool:

One small work was done with installation of a single sheave block the bow necessary for the later rigging of the bowsprit.
Remember, that the bowsprit was not permanent fixed, but could be partly pulled backwards

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The axis is fixed in the keel, so the wheel can be turned, the visible end of the brass will be also blackened later on
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The finalization of the oars with correct shaping is coming soon - so we can also "sail" during calm times
BTW: If there is no wind and a vessel was pulled by oars - is it still "sailing"? Question about the correct term .......

Finalizing the rails, which were started in yesterdays post.... some final cleaning of surplus glue and a final sanding with fine grid is still necessary, but is fitting very well

View attachment 256168

View attachment 256169

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View attachment 256171

still you can see some sawing dust - so you can see, that these photos were done during the work
View attachment 256173

View attachment 256174

looking along the rail
View attachment 256175

especially this area need some finetuning before I will oil the timber
View attachment 256176
Great work Uwek, she is beautiful!
 
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Great work Uwek, she is beautiful!zI
Wonderful workmanship Uwe.:)
Under way without sails or wind and only being propelled by oars is at least "headway" unless the heading currents are actually pushing backwards in her actual track. Together hearties, heave with a will!!! Rich (PT-2)
 
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