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  1. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Yes, Rob, there will be a set for each deck. I...

    Yes, Rob, there will be a set for each deck. I just started with the A deck, as those are my ships that I test everything with.

    The light blue arrow is a reminder that if the wind is blowing on...
  2. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Having made the suggestion that we use this rule...

    Having made the suggestion that we use this rule at our game last weekend, it quickly became apparent that a card modification was needed.

    Here are my two ideas. Feedback is appreciated.

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    I must really break my streak of snatching defeat...

    I must really break my streak of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. :surrender:

    Some pictures from the other side (the capture of HMS Bellona and demise of HMS Outrageous)

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    What's on Your Workbench for January?

    I am working on a rock and a lighthouse.

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    I don't have much experience with washes or dry brushing.

    Any input is welcome. My plan is to add dark and light grey shading to the...
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    Thank you for the rep, gentlemen. Now, my...

    Thank you for the rep, gentlemen.

    Now, my whaler is really finished!

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    An English Amazon class frigate in pursuit...

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    I'll try this tradition when we sail south next...

    I'll try this tradition when we sail south next year, but on Grace, the clock only rings eight times at midnight. Does that mean 1.25 grapes per ring, or 8 grapes?
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    Yarrrr, me buckos! Sorry, pirate moment, one...

    Yarrrr, me buckos!

    Sorry, pirate moment, one G&T into the evening.

    Happy New Year to all you folks I've never met but come to know!
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    A general tactical rule in sail racing is that if...

    A general tactical rule in sail racing is that if you pass three boat lengths downwind of an opponent you will be clear of his wind shadow.

    I do find it fascinating when following someone while...
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    I didn't mean to complicate things! I meant that...

    I didn't mean to complicate things! I meant that smoke would go away pretty fast from the obscuring point of view, at least in game terms.

    I also use the smoke markers to keep track of...
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    It occurred to me re-reading this post that the...

    It occurred to me re-reading this post that the smoke would be moving directly downwind at a speed comparable to the ship's speeds, since the ships are propelled by the wind. Just food for thought.
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    47400 47401 The whaler with all whale boats...

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    The whaler with all whale boats attached. Just aft of the foremast, you can make out the deck to support the chimneys for the trypots. There is another deck abaft the main to...
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    47399 My Tonnant and sloop to whaler...

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    My Tonnant and sloop to whaler conversion are back on the table.
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    Wow! Suzanne and I will check this out and...

    Wow! Suzanne and I will check this out and report back on our voyage south next year!
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    I'm back to work on my Tonnant. I stalled out...

    I'm back to work on my Tonnant. I stalled out due to a lack of confidence on painting the stern windows to my satisfaction.

    A thanks to you, Jonas, for your examples of what was possible with...
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    I'm toying with the idea of turning wooden...

    I'm toying with the idea of turning wooden muzzles for swivels to fit in the oarlocks. The breaches would be hollow to allow those champagne streamer poppers to be loaded. It seems good and...
  16. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    And now a demonstration of the sideslip using the...

    And now a demonstration of the sideslip using the conventional method:

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    The last card is a regular turn to port to bring Terpsichore on a parallel course to Brandywine. ...
  17. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    In the name of furthering nautical knowledge, USS...

    In the name of furthering nautical knowledge, USS Brandywine and HMS Terpsichore engaged in a tacking competition. When not turning through the wind, Brandywine would only sail straight. ...
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    47318 The Pea Green Boat I found this bare...

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    The Pea Green Boat

    I found this bare fiberglass hull abandoned for 30 years a few years back, and have been working on it off and on.

    Suzanne finished modifying the mainsail...
  19. Thread: One off types.

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    A sloop turned schooner: 47315 47316 ...

    A sloop turned schooner:

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  20. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    In play, if using a sideslip card that has you...

    In play, if using a sideslip card that has you turning away from the wind, for movement, you just reverse the color of the arc that you are actually in. To keep other players from thinking that you...
  21. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    47307 Note the direction of the wind. Moves...

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    Note the direction of the wind. Moves 1-3 are in the yellow arc. 4-6 are in the green arc.

    1 and 4 are just straight and there for reference

    2 and 5 are played as marked.

    In the...
  22. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    You got it, Michael. I'll try and put a sketch...

    You got it, Michael. I'll try and put a sketch up later today.
  23. Thread: One off types.

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    My variation on Jonas' ketch: 47287 47311

    My variation on Jonas' ketch:

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  24. Thread: Good, Clean Fun!

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    Good, Clean Fun!

    If Suzanne and I didn't have enough boats already, we'd definitely head down this path!

    http://www.festinalente.org.uk/photos/newbelleisle/album/index.html
  25. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    I can't wait to give this a try. I've always...

    I can't wait to give this a try. I've always thought that SoG is the best representation of sailing without having to understand the complexities. This just adds another layer to the simulation.
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