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    Rob, are the long buildings in your city the...

    Rob, are the long buildings in your city the Brigade Terraced Houses? I'm looking for barracks for my Fort McHenry and those look promising. I am planning to order goodies to be waiting for us when...
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    How about oars for the ship's boat? I'll bet...

    How about oars for the ship's boat? I'll bet Bounty had more oars than rammers.
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    Darned close on both flags, Vol. Just ditch the...

    Darned close on both flags, Vol. Just ditch the diagonal red stripes and you're home!
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    Personal Pronouns

    I was speaking with a Spanish friend of mine today, and he refers to his yacht by the masculine pronoun. When I asked why, he explained that boat in Spanish is masculine.

    Does anyone know if...
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    Now, weren't the white, red, and blue all navy...

    Now, weren't the white, red, and blue all navy flags at that time? It just depended which admiral you were operating under?
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    Dubrovnik is breath-taking! I think about the...

    Dubrovnik is breath-taking! I think about the handful of windows I have struggled with and see that and my hands start to shake.:happy:
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    Those are really nice looking masts and yards...

    Those are really nice looking masts and yards too. Are they printed? Are the yards separate from the masts? I ask because to my eye it looks like the tops and t'gallants are not fully hoisted? My...
  8. Thread: Hi!

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    Hi Lily, welcome to the Anchorage from across the...

    Hi Lily, welcome to the Anchorage from across the pond.

    A great series of novels to get a feel for the genre is the Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian. In my opinion, all...
  9. Because of this post, I bought Post Captain. It...

    Because of this post, I bought Post Captain. It really is an in depth game. I look forward to playing it. I figured that I'd use my Sails of Glory miniatures.

    I thought, however, that the ship...
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    57691 My big mat is a piece of vinyl fabric...

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    My big mat is a piece of vinyl fabric from Joann's Fabric. It is the roll width, which is either 54" or 60" x 3 yards, or 108". I think it ran between $30-40.
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    On this New Year's Eve, Suzanne and I are...

    On this New Year's Eve, Suzanne and I are anchored in Mosquito Lagoon, a handful of miles north of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building. Due to its size and the lack of elevation hereabouts, it's quite...
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    Speaking of pirates, here's a link to an...

    Speaking of pirates, here's a link to an interesting character from the SoG time period and of Fernandina Beach history:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregor_MacGregor

    Here's a summation of...
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    We arrived yesterday in northern Florida. It was...

    We arrived yesterday in northern Florida. It was pea soup fog, so no pictures. Approaching Fernandina Beach in the midst of the fog we heard another boat respond to our fog horn. It was a tour boat!...
  14. Thread: Derby 2021.

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    Magnificent! I stand in envy of your...

    Magnificent! I stand in envy of your wardrobe!:happy:
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    We've spent five days exploring this island and...

    We've spent five days exploring this island and now it's time to go for supplies. Here are some final pictures of the south end.

    The ruins of Dungeness, Lucy Carnegie's house.

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    57038...
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    Theoretically it's warmer than where we came...

    Theoretically it's warmer than where we came from, but it must be based on averages. Tonight's low is supposed to be around 38 degrees F (3 degrees C). The water temperature is still around 60F...
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    Grace's Voyage South

    Friday night Suzanne and I took Grace out the Port Royal inlet south of Beaufort, South Carolina and 20 hours later came in off the ocean at Saint Mary's inlet 120 miles to the south. For most of the...
  18. We are traveling in company with a couple on a...

    We are traveling in company with a couple on a Tayana 37.

    https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/tayana-37

    Tomorrow we shall celebrate Thanksgiving with them in a secluded anchorage south of...
  19. Here you go, Rob: ...

    Here you go, Rob:

    https://waldenrigging.com/sailing-gracefully
  20. So far I'm liking what I see. The sailing...

    So far I'm liking what I see. The sailing aspect is well thought out. I like the way movement is based on the sail plan. I do feel that the tacking rules are a bit harsh.

    The PDF version...
  21. Joseph, this sounds very interesting. How do I...

    Joseph, this sounds very interesting. How do I get a copy of this game?
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    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachment...

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=56888&stc=1

    Yep, Rob, we're kind of in the same boat. :happy: I'm playing with our big plastic boat. We're pushing south, but Mother Nature...
  23. Thread: Bases

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    Here's what I do to my bases. Entry...

    Here's what I do to my bases. Entry #16;describes how I do it.

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?4713-New-Bases&highlight=Sanding

    I find that there is enough left that people still grab...
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    Wonderful pictures, Eric! I wish we could have...

    Wonderful pictures, Eric! I wish we could have been there, but Nature can be a Mother!:happy:

    We're now in Virginia, about 60 miles from the bottom of the Bay.
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    The schooner Enterprise

    When I was young, the late 60's/early 70's I read a book about adventures on the Enterprise during the Tripolian business. I have no idea what the book was called, but would sure love to find it...
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