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    I understand Jim, but try to minimise all my "...

    I understand Jim, but try to minimise all my " dangerous" connections. No on line banking, no mobile phone, and no open forum membership save this and the Drome.
    Never needed it before and don't...
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    Guess that answers the question then Dobbs....

    Guess that answers the question then Dobbs.
    Thanks.
    Rob.
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    As I mentioned earlier Eric, I like them simply...

    As I mentioned earlier Eric, I like them simply because of this early painting comnnection.
    That is what the modern punter who has only seen those depictions has come to expect in these early ships....
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    HMS Resolution (1770) HMS Resolution was a...

    HMS Resolution (1770)

    HMS Resolution was a 74-gun Elizabeth Class third rate ship of the line, ordered on the 16th of September, 1766 , designed by Sir Thomas Slade, M/shipwright Adam Hayes....
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    Apparently the lookout on a Frigate could spot...

    Apparently the lookout on a Frigate could spot another's topmast at about 12 miles in clear weather, and a larger vessels such as a First Rate at about 14. That dependent to a certain extent on the...
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    I'm with DB on this man, and at anyrate my Tech...

    I'm with DB on this man, and at anyrate my Tech helper would down tools if I compromised in this way, all the safety protocols that he has so carefully installed to protect my privacy.

    Rob.
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    I do like the way this is going Dobbs, and...

    I do like the way this is going Dobbs, and Vagabond has brought up some very interesting possibilities here.
    Just a couple of points regarding British ships:-


    If a British Captain, you would...
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    Thanks for the kind offer Jim, and...

    Thanks for the kind offer Jim, and congratulations on lasting out for 7 years Captain.

    Bligh.
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    Very innovative as usual Dobbs. I like the cut...

    Very innovative as usual Dobbs.
    I like the cut of your jib sir.:hatsoff:

    Bligh.
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    I don't do Facebook either Dobbs. Rob.

    I don't do Facebook either Dobbs.
    Rob.
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    Thanks Jim. Although it seems to mention just...

    Thanks Jim.
    Although it seems to mention just about everything bar Sails, I'm sure we have some repaints worthy of a showing.
    Have a go shipmates. All you have to lose is your reputation!

    Bligh.
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    Greenwich

    Greenwich
  14. Thread: Mast Repair

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    What a superb Poem John, and thank you for your...

    What a superb Poem John, and thank you for your confidence in having me in charge of the Fleet.
    Just sometimes I make a fluff up on here that would not have ever happened five years ago. Most of it...
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    Sticky: This afternoon we welcome a new shipmate from...

    This afternoon we welcome a new shipmate from France. He is Alex, aka MrBennett.

    Rob.
  16. Thread: Gunnery.

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    Sounds about right to me DB. I can imagine the...

    Sounds about right to me DB. I can imagine the old shellbacks saying, why would we need tha when we have swivle guns which acomplish the same thing and expell more shot.
    During my research into the...
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  19. That seems too good to miss out on Jim. After...

    That seems too good to miss out on Jim.
    After crossing the Atlantic to witness Hermione dock at Yorktown, I'm not sure that I could swing another trip across the pond, but it would be grand to do...
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    Mrs Bligh has just reminded me that I have a horn...

    Mrs Bligh has just reminded me that I have a horn beaker left over from our reenactment days in the Medievals.
    Guess it's time for some scrimshaw practive before I go and ruin my powder horn.

    Rob.
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    :shock: :happy:

    :shock: :happy:
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    Probably " Well hello sailor." :wink: Rob.

    Probably " Well hello sailor." :wink:

    Rob.
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    "Touché" Vol. :happy: Rob.

    "Touché" Vol. :happy:

    Rob.
  24. Thread: Mast Repair

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    Remember Jim taht before you take any advice from...

    Remember Jim taht before you take any advice from me I am an old Admiral in his dotage. :shock:I am only astounded that I have not been yellowed years ago.:wink:

    Rob.
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    I have been using Herkybirds AI but you can use...

    I have been using Herkybirds AI but you can use whatever set suits you best. No packdrill here James.

    Rob.
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