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Didn't mean to frighten you. This was on the Black Pearl I did, there's a build log on the forum. The hull was split, and the quarterdeck was separate. The chain-wales were cut from brass shim to give them enough strength with two locating lugs. The port backstays on the mizzen have developed a twist so that it is proving difficult to untwist then locate it in place. I go back to it every few weeks, the trouble is the more I play, the better chance of breaking something else. I have considered just gluing it to the side of the hull, and dab of black paint would hide it, especially as its on the off side. But stubbornness gets in the way. If I ever did this method again I'd have control lines from the lugs through the hull to pull it into place. The others all went in without a hitch tho. Keep at it, its a nice looking SIB.

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I’m a firm believer in pegging parts because it’s useful for positioning and for added strength. Now how about this, a control line through the hull will bring the channel board (with ratlines secured) to the hull and hold it there. Then your positioning tool can be used to guide the part home. A single control line should handle it. I think that a longer peg, even made of wire, would allow for easier placement because it would create more slack with the ratlines.

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17 hours ago, DavidB773 said:

I’m a firm believer in pegging parts because it’s useful for positioning and for added strength. Now how about this, a control line through the hull will bring the channel board (with ratlines secured) to the hull and hold it there. Then your positioning tool can be used to guide the part home. A single control line should handle it. I think that a longer peg, even made of wire, would allow for easier placement because it would create more slack with the ratlines.

I believe we are thinking along the same line here. Thanks for the input.

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 I found myself getting careless and having to duplicate a lot of work, so I thought I would take a small break. So while not technically part of the build, I have started carving a stand for the Mayflower. Now, I'm about ready to give to stand a break and get back to the ship proper.

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exwafoo, what is EASIB? This is actually the first wood carving I have ever done. I bought a "Foredom" (power) wood carver, very similar to a Dremel tool.  I was trying to incorporate some "whimsy" into the stand. My plan was to have one tentacle removing the stopper, while another tentacle inserted itself into the bottle some, thus becoming the stopper. Being a rookie at this also, the stopper tentacle broke off.  I think from being too skinny and the tool spins at 20,000rpm with a carbide bit on it that helped to torque it off. I'm still contemplating splicing a tentacle in. I am also planning on trying out some airbrushing on the stand once it's done being carved. I have never tried that either but am looking forward to experimenting. Thanks for the kind words folks!

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Hi,

Sorry, its The European Association of Ships In Bottles. (EASIB) (facebook page)  We actually have members from all over the world, not just Europe. There is a small annual fee to cover the cost of 4 quality colour members magazines a year; Bottleship. (Past issues are currently being digitised to be available to members, a slow job). We have a convention every two years at a maritime heritage venue to show off SIBs, hold competitions (including best stand), swap ideas, and an evening meal with a guest speaker.  Not to mention actually enjoying the venue. There is a photographic category for members who don't wish to, or can't attend. This year's was to be at Greenwich, London, near the Cutty Sark and the Maritime Museum, cancelled because of the damn virus, but there's always next year.

I'm the association archivist, hence pushing for members. The front of the latest Bottle ship shown below.

best

Alan

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exwafoo, I would love to contribute and participate. I know Dsiemens also gets support from members which I would also love to help out. Let me know how to make it happen. I would seriously consider attending one of these now that I am retired, I think it would be great. Thank you!

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Hi Spanky,

Have a look at the membership page on our website, link above, but repeated below. All the details are published in Bottleshiop, and on the facebook site. Like I said though, its cancelled this year as are a lot of things. We are hoping to have next year though.

Look forward to meeting you

Alan

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