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    That is by far and away the most creative...

    That is by far and away the most creative modelling landscape I have ever seen, and it's not even done! It looks like something out of "Lord of the Rings"! I will have to hone my skills for years to...
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    Good story! Paper charts and a sextant, that's...

    Good story! Paper charts and a sextant, that's what we always tell our customers.

    When Suzanne and I first went to sea, a customer of ours was inspired and decided to sail on an old wooden...
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    I make new headsails out of the styrene sheet or...

    I make new headsails out of the styrene sheet or salvaged from models I cut up.
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    In addition to that, Vol, is the use of lateen...

    In addition to that, Vol, is the use of lateen spankers on late 18th century ships. They should be gaff spankers and the lanterns go on the Indiamen.

    The same mizzen issue happened with the...
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    I like your prospective layout, Rob. I can see...

    I like your prospective layout, Rob. I can see where the different generations of builders had different ideas on defence.
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    Here's my solution: ...

    Here's my solution:

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?4820-Weight-of-Shot

    Bear in mind, this is reducing the number shown on the chits, not the number of chits.
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    American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826

    Book Title:
    American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826
    Author:
    Mark Lardas
    ISBN:
    1841766305
    Category:
    Reference
    Format:
    Paperback
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    Hah! I've been very resistant to these new ships,...

    Hah! I've been very resistant to these new ships, but your pictures are weakening my resolve.

    Vol, if you don't like the yards, why not trim them flush and make new yards from plastic rod?
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    Here's the story of the Pea Green Boat as told by...

    Here's the story of the Pea Green Boat as told by Suzanne:

    https://waldenrigging.com/sailing-gracefully20182019/the-pea-green-boat/23/12/2019
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    Burden 0.1 Armament - 2 swivel guns:happy:

    Burden 0.1
    Armament - 2 swivel guns:happy:
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    It was a small craft advisory yesterday. The...

    It was a small craft advisory yesterday. The wind was gusty and fluky. We really had to stay on our toes to avoid a knockdown.

    Here's the Pea Green Boat at the ramp before launching.:

    49316...
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    United States was said to have a block house on...

    United States was said to have a block house on the quarter deck which made her the least impressive sailer of the 3 frigates. That's my guess on the step on the 44.
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    Hey! That's the stern for the 1853 SoW...

    Hey! That's the stern for the 1853 SoW Constellation! The US navy scrapped the Humphrey's one that year and called it a refit. Rounded sterns was a solution to stern rakes and outside our time...
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    Thank you, Admiral. Will do!

    Thank you, Admiral. Will do!
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    Here's a close up of the cutter: ...

    Here's a close up of the cutter:

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=49290&d=1588857089



    We're going to take her out for a spin today. The state of Maryland has eased the...
  16. VE Day and reality definitely trump an online...

    VE Day and reality definitely trump an online game! I was hesitant to post this idea because I prefer doing things in the real world, though I figure this race is kind of a hybrid.
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    Miller's Island

    My newest island joins the fleet. Thanks to all the folks who gave me pointers on doing windows!

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  18. Inaugural International SoG Round the Island Race

    Here's something I'd like to try:

    It will be a race, in real time, on this site. I will control the playing table. At the start of a turn, I will post pictures of the orientation of the ships. ...
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    This might help you, Marc: 49226 Any deck...

    This might help you, Marc:

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    Any deck in the same row is the same, only with more or less cards.
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    Here you go: 49218 49219 On the original...

    Here you go:

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    On the original stat cards, the stats are all as Ares had them. Only the sailing angles are changed. On the changed stats cards, it's the whole shooting match....
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    You bet, Chris!

    You bet, Chris!
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    I look forward to your PM, Chris. I'll post the...

    I look forward to your PM, Chris. I'll post the blank Concordes and Amazons soon.

    I have switched the Maneuver Decks between the Concordes and Amazons and bumped the Amazon Burden up to 3. Would...
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    That was my thought too, and the ships shouldn't...

    That was my thought too, and the ships shouldn't reflect crew issues. The ships stats should represent the ships with an average crew.
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    For anyone who wants me to email the font, just...

    For anyone who wants me to email the font, just PM me your email address.
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    Here you go Ferrante: 49211 The 1st Rates...

    Here you go Ferrante:

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    The 1st Rates are done with the English 1st rate sailing angles, because I just could bring myself to give the Spanish 1st rates a worse one than that. I probably...
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