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    I start this month with an amputation!
    Making a start on my American Brig, i have removed her mizzen.

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    Aside from moving the mainmast aft by about its width (so it kisses the forward edge of the hatch behind it) removing the mizzen is the main operation. The hull remains the same length.

    I did delicately trim off the mizzen channels.

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    Good point about the mizzen chanels Dobbs. I may well have overlooked that matter.
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    Marking and cutting sails for the two Brigs.
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    Today I glued the Boom and Gaff to my sail and drilled holes in the mast to house them.
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    Now with the boom and Gaff set, I can try iy for fit on the mast before fitting the details to the sail.
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    Workbench: getting one laptop set up, so I can get another shipped off for repairs and then backup and reload this one.
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    That scenario rings a bell DB. But at least with my son being my inhouse Techi, he just orders the parts, and sets up the machine for me without the need for it going away.
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    Next bit is to print decals for the US Ensign and apply to the flag already in situ before the new sail gets in the way.
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    1/700 Scale 10 Gun Sloop

    After making the naval cutter from the Black Seas generic brig, I wanted something a little sleeker and not so unrealistically broad. I thought about it quite a bit and decided War Artisan's 10 gun sloop was just the ticket. I had already made one in 1/300 and 1/1200 scales, so why not a 1/700 scale model. So here it is, complete with protruding guns at quarters and mounted on one of the new acrylic bases I am making for the BS ships now. Hope you like it.

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    With the corvette made from two Black Seas brigs
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    Sloops from left to right: 1/1200, 1/700, 1/300 scales
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    That scenario rings a bell DB. But at least with my son being my inhouse Techi, he just orders the parts, and sets up the machine for me without the need for it going away.
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    Tower/desktop PC's are much easier to do that with than laptops, though. :(
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    Indeed they are DB.
    The Apple laptop had to go back to Sheffield for its upgrade.
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    Great looking ships Vol.

    Rob, very nice conversion to make your American brig.

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    Very nice brig conver , I need to do one . Is the base ship a French alligator model ?

    Vol I like your model , very nice Sails . And I like the different model scales you have . Nice job

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    Both the American brigs are going to be from Alligators Ferrante, saimply because there were no Handy American ones available at the time.
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    Brig one now completed.
    Still not sure about the white masts though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Brig one now completed.
    Still not sure about the white masts though.
    To break up the whiteness on mine, I painted the masts above the courses a light tan. Also the lower gaff yard and the outer jib.

    Do you still need the adjusted brig base cards, Rob? If you kept the mainmast in the sloop spot, I'd stick with the sloop card, otherwise I can post brig cards soon. Suzanne and I are out voyaging, so after dinner we kind of fall in to bed, or we're in a place with no cell signal.

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    The adjusted card would be most acceptable thanks Dobbs.
    Are you anywhere nice on your Autumn voyage. and is Suzanne doing her usual blog?
    I got a parcel in the post on Tuesday, when it came back from the engravers, so it should be with you in about another week.
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    Ship Base Cards - 2-29-20 - US.pdf

    Here are two examples, Hawk and Falcon. Unfortunately, I did not save my master blank brig sheet as a PDF before leaving home. These are using my more traditional sailing angles, so don't play them against the stock base cards or brigs will get a really bad reputation!

    Suzanne and I are hunting out isolated little towns and limiting our exploration to the Chesapeake (which is still a lot of territory). she is working on her blog, but a little behind, as the sailing has been great. If you don't already get updates when she posts a new blog but would like to, here's her spot to sign up:

    https://waldenrigging.com/sailing-gracefully

    I will have my friend who checks our mail make sure the parcel is in a safe place until our return. Weather permitting, we want to keep voyaging until the beginning of December.

    Here's a picture of our course the other day.

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    We covered 40 nautical miles at an average speed of better than 6.5 knots. We were fluctuating between a 2nd and 3rd reef in the main and 1st and 2nd in the jib. It was exhilarating!
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    Thanks for those cards Dobbs. They will see me through nicely until your return.
    Till then may you both sail with a fair wind. I will watch the Blog.
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    You were also right about the ships masts. I just followed your advice and she looks far less anaemic now.
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    Thanks Dobbs.
    Just knocked out the Brig cards.
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    Those sailing angles are quite harsh to be Sails of Glory. They're about historical.

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    They are Dobbs cards. I am adopting them for all my new ships as soon as I can.
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    Are you updating all your old original ships too?

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    I am hoping to bring them all into line eventually Jonas, but with over 200 to do it will take a deal of time.

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    Meanwhile here are the ship mats I did this morning.
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    And not that it matters, but with brigs the sail you added was called the mainsail until after our period when it was called the spanker. The sail you'd think was called mainsail was the square mainsail. It comes from the older ship type brigantine that developed into the brig. The brigantine doesn't have a square mainsail.

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    A very good historical point Jonas. Thank you for bringing that one to our attention.
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    After sometime with the Game Saga I returned to SOG doing a conversion from ship Montaigne to SantÝsima Trinidad .
    I know Montagne is a 3 deck. But SantÝsima was a 3 decks at the beginning ...

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    I will add the Spanish flag and use with the Santa Ana stats

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    Nice one Ferrante.
    I can now add my ship cards for the American Brigs.
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    And here is her sister ship
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    I have knocked out a master ship log for Galleys using Dobbs stats if anyone would like it.
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    And here is one for the gunboats.
    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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