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    Hello I share a mini tutorial on how to make anchors for ships. Applies to ships of Sail of Glory or any other scale. I hope it's ussefull.

    Materials.

    The materials used to make anchors are three:
    1)Remains of matrix of ratlines or brass sails.
    2)Staples. I use staples 22/6 DIN 7405
    3)"Cancamos" . I put the name in Spanish because I dont know the tranlator in English, sorry.

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    First step. Flatten the "cancamo"
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    Second step. Cut the staple and a piece of brass. To use snips to cut metal.
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    Third step. To fix each parto of the anchor.
    before, knotting a thread around the stem.
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    Use glue with cyanoacrylate.
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    The anchor is finished !!!

    Now you just have to paint it and put it on the boat.
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    Tip: If the boat is very small is possible that the "cancamo" is very large. This usually occurs in frigates and ships of 64 guns. We can replace the "cancamo" for a piece of staples. I also recommend in some cases build anchor directly onto the hull.

    It is a more or less cheap way to make anchors in reduced scales and the visual effect is acceptable.
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    Last edited by Redcoat; 04-10-2016 at 09:38.

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    And hopla...you got an anchor it is very useful for us amateurs. Thank you Julián
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    Cancamo is 'Eyebolt' in English, its the part of the anchor with the anchor chain/rope attached to it.

    Hope this helps!

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    Superb little tutorial.
    Thanks Julián.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkybird View Post
    Cancamo is 'Eyebolt' in English, its the part of the anchor with the anchor chain/rope attached to it.

    Hope this helps!
    Thank you Richard!

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    Thank you, Julian. You are so creative!

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    WOW! Love it! Thanks!

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    Brilliant! Easy to make but very effectful!

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    Eyebolts ="Cancamos"

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Great Idea , i want to try it.
    You are the master

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    You are right Ferrante, Julián is indeed the Maestro.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Thanks again Julian for answering my question

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