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Heinrich

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Hello Guys. I thought I would like to share something with you. Some of you have found that upon receiving your kits, the plastic container that contains all the small parts, was broken or cracked. I relayed this message to YuanQing and they reacted immediately. All the new kits going out will now be packaged in the following way:

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@yqmodel Xiuli - you are an absolute star ! Explosion Thumbsup

This is just another example of how attuned YuanQing is to the needs of their customers and SOS members. It really is a pleasure working with them in this great Bluenose adventure!
 

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Something must have been wrong with my kit, as the plastic bin was unbroken when I received the kit.

The new method looks great, and makes for easy inventory.

Do you know when you will get translation of inventory sheets posted?
 
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Hello Guys. I thought I would like to share something with you. Some of you have found that upon receiving your kits, the plastic container that contains all the small parts, was broken or cracked. I relayed this message to YuanQing and they reacted immediately. All the new kits going out will now be packaged in the following way:

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@yqmodel Xiuli - you are an absolute star ! Explosion Thumbsup

This is just another example of how attuned YuanQing is to the needs of their customers and SOS members. It really is a pleasure working with them in this great Bluenose adventure!
I have been thinking about the anchors in the kit for which I find three of the same size and style. Looking at both the forward post cathead there are no anchors visible while it was moored port side. Going into Bluenose II there is a series of deck layouts for the anchors on page 55 which is "working anchors and cables in fishing schooners" where we see at the port cathead - Club anchor with loose iron shank; flukes inboard of the railing with anchor chain flaked out abaft (aff) beside and behind the winch engine box, lashed down to the deck and remainder in a storage box for deployed depth use. On the starboard forward quarter aft of the clubhead railing isa Fishing or Banks anchor with the wooden stock across the railing and flukes vertically resting on the deck. A filmish coil of 300 to 400 fathoms of fishing anchor cable under a canvas cover. The free end it is noted that the f re end was sometimes bent to the jumbow halyard. (this is a mystery to me) The fishing (banks anchor) id shown as 6 ft across the flukes and with a wooden stock 11'-6" in length. and te top ring served with old rope. It is also noted that Bluenose II was fitted with a750 pound fisherman's anchor with loose iron stock. a 300 pound kedge anchor for a storm anchor and 150 fathoms of 1-1/8 inch diameter open link chain and shackles. An additional not related to the windlass includes: The windlass was replaced later by a Swann Hydraulic windlass. The original 750 poind anchor was found to drag in wind squalls in te West Indies and was replaced by a 1,000 pound Fisherman's anchor. The 750 pound anchor became the second anchor. the 1,000 pound anchor did not drag. There, we now now have three anchors with the last 750 pound anchor being the one that we see on the starboard deck aft of the windlass, secured down. End result seems to be one clubhead anchor port, one Fisherman's anchor starboard with the 11.5 ft. stock, and one 750 club head (folded to stock) on the deck. YQ builders may want to take one of the kit anchors as the large Fisherman's starboard anchor and make their own smaller club head anchors for port and starboard deck. No need to be tied down or anchored to these working accessories as you have plenty to do with the frames and other work. Rich
 
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Hello Heinrich, The Bluenose Logo is very nice and handy but I like @Peter Voogt suggest that this be changed to the Bluenose and not that of the Bluenose II, Thank you very much.
Regards Lawrence

@Heinrich , he is referring to the badge that appears in the signature of group members,
I would second that, and may I suggest that the Bluenose badge be, dare I say it.....blue?
 

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@Canoe21 Hi Lawrence. I am not sure what logo you are referring to?
@Heinrich , he is referring to the badge that appears in the signature of group members,
I would second that, and may I suggest that the Bluenose badge be, dare I say it....
Hello Heinrich Sorry for the confusion, But I was referring to the Bluenose build Logo as Eric and Peter have stated above. Yes I also would prefer blue. I have not got one as yet and it looks like I will soon have to start my Bluenose build. I can hardly contain my self but I am just trying to complete my Oliver Cromwell build due to my little Old Ship Yard.
Regards Lawrence
 
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Hello everyone, first time on the post of Shipsofscale. Let me introduce myself. My name is Massimo and I was working in engineering for about 45 years and now enjoying retirement. I am also a professional model maker, having worked for many years in the architectural model making professionally as well..I enjoying making tall ships for many years from scratch and research. The reason I am writing this is that I have been commissioned to build the Bluenose II. I will start the building of the schooner in the middle of January. In the meantime I am doing a lot of research’s and collecting photos of the Bluenose II as it is now anchored in Lunemburg NS. I did contact ‘Dalhousy’ university library archives where all of the Bluenose drawings are stored. I am also in talks with the Bluenose official page office regarding measurements of various items on the schooner not ever put on paper. In short I found that there are a lot that has changed (i mean a lot) between the drawings and the Bluenose II in existance today. Today kits do not represent what in reality is in existance. Oh by the way I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Hallo @massimotocco
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Did you finally ordered the Bluenose?
 
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