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    An Even Smaller Cannon!

    Today I picked up some #261 Evergreen channel to see if I could make my cannons smaller.

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    The new channel is on the bottom.

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    I used 0.030" rod for the barrel and 0 020" rod...
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    My pleasure, Chris, and thanks Mark. I love the...

    My pleasure, Chris, and thanks Mark. I love the term "knowledge bomb".
  3. Thread: Fun Facts

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    A point is 11.25 degrees on a compass rose. Four...

    A point is 11.25 degrees on a compass rose. Four points equals 45 degrees. You can approximate one point by extending your arms and holding your hands side by side. From pinky to pinky is roughly...
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    44220 44221 More things waiting on my...

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    More things waiting on my bench: Ft Louvois with added detail, the entry, and necessary room, as well as some chimneys missing from the casting/print.

    The lighthouse is...
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    44217 Soon to come, 4 more whale boats (3 each...

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    Soon to come, 4 more whale boats (3 each side) and the try pot chimneys.
  6. Rob, I'm sure your input will be worth the wait.

    Rob, I'm sure your input will be worth the wait.
  7. If anybody wants to try my system, feel free to...

    If anybody wants to try my system, feel free to PM me your email and I'll send you the files. If you can post the resulting engagements and any questions, it would expedite my development. You also...
  8. 44207 I get my shot, raking Brandywine over...

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    I get my shot, raking Brandywine over the bow at close range.

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    Amphion turns sharply to port, and as she starts to move again, Brandywine clips my stern. Both vessels end the...
  9. 44203 Amphion wears as Brandywine luffs up...

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    Amphion wears as Brandywine luffs up while reloading.

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    I come up close hauled and get a take while Brandywine is only able to get off a partial broadside in return. As an aside,...
  10. 44196 The smoke from our broadsides lingers...

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    The smoke from our broadsides lingers for a turn as I come up close hauled and Brandywine turns onto a broad reach.

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    I tack Amphion while Brandywine wears. Unfortunately for me,...
  11. The latest test of my most recent incarnation of...

    The latest test of my most recent incarnation of my soloplay rules:

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    I'm controlling HMS Amphion in the foreground. The AI has USS Brandywine in the distance. The wind Is coming over...
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    The frantic pace of real work this time of year...

    The frantic pace of real work this time of year keeps me from visiting my workbench much, but the whaling bark Nantucket continues to move slowly forward.

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    Rob, it's entirely feasible and can make a world...

    Rob, it's entirely feasible and can make a world of difference.

    Sailing is the balancing of 2 forces; the wind and water. The sails have a "center of effort", and the hull has a "center of...
  14. Thread: Wind indicators

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    Here are dividers by Weems and Plath: ...

    Here are dividers by Weems and Plath:

    http://www.weems-plath.com/s.nl?search=Dividers

    They're privy, but W&P are marketing to the folks using them for navigation.
  15. I'll try and send the latest version your way...

    I'll try and send the latest version your way later this evening. Bear in mind that it is not a finished version yet, so feedback will be used to improve the ship handling.
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    Glad to hear that you're enjoying my house rule,...

    Glad to hear that you're enjoying my house rule, Rob! I heartily concur with your collision and entanglement methodology.
  17. I stopped the battle at this point, as I felt the...

    I stopped the battle at this point, as I felt the AI ship was too focused on maintaining the weather gauge and not on coming to grips with the enemy. Still, I thought it made a decent showing. I...
  18. A shift of the ships to leeward to continue the...

    A shift of the ships to leeward to continue the action, and...

    The AI ship luffs up again as I sail to leeward and we exchange fire; for me, a full broadside, for the AI, a partial.

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    I...
  19. Now, we both luff up and fire. 43954 For...

    Now, we both luff up and fire.

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    For me, it was a feint, and my ship falls off onto a port tack again. The AI ship completes its tack, leaving me to chase.

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    I start to yield the...
  20. I continue closehauled, and the AI's luff up...

    I continue closehauled, and the AI's luff up turns out to be a feint.

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    The AI has stayed to weather of me.

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  21. Here's the latest test: The wind is blowing from...

    Here's the latest test: The wind is blowing from the top of the picture. The nearest ship is on a beam reach on a port tack. The farthest, on a beam reach, starboard tack is the AI ship.

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  22. Perhaps you'll take mine for a test drive, Jonas?...

    Perhaps you'll take mine for a test drive, Jonas? I'm trying to make one that is more situationally aware.
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    That should do it.

    That should do it.
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    Step Four: Dryfitting the masts. The mizzen has...

    Step Four: Dryfitting the masts. The mizzen has been moved forward a bit, as has the main. The main course is furled to keep it out of the smoke from the trypots.

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    Here's a sloop for...
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    Step Three: The t'gallant and royal have been...

    Step Three: The t'gallant and royal have been removed from the mainmast and replaced with the t'gallant from the foremast.

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