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    Default Converting a Sloop to a Whaler

    Step One: The Disassembly

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    Removal of the mizzen topsail, t'gallant, main mast, and sprit sail. The finished vessel will be barque rigged.
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    Step Two: Fitting the flush deck insert and trimming off the cannon muzzles.

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    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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    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 comparison, with a brig in the background awaiting a new, strengthened main course mast, made necessary from heavy duty.

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    Soon to come, at least 6 whale boats, courtesy of Langton small boats.
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    I am afraid that attachment 43903 and 43904 are not showing up Dobbs.
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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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    That should do it.

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    Spot on Dobbs. Can't wait to see the finished article.
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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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    Me too! I'm curious as to what the colors will be!

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    Interesting project.

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    Keep up the good work, Dobbs!

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    I really like this idea!

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    Soon to come, 4 more whale boats (3 each side) and the try pot chimneys.

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    She is looking good and a really clear set of pictures to follow for any of us who wish to produce a Whaler.
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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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