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  1. Thread: Good, Clean Fun!

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    Good, Clean Fun!

    If Suzanne and I didn't have enough boats already, we'd definitely head down this path!

    http://www.festinalente.org.uk/photos/newbelleisle/album/index.html
  2. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    I can't wait to give this a try. I've always...

    I can't wait to give this a try. I've always thought that SoG is the best representation of sailing without having to understand the complexities. This just adds another layer to the simulation.
  3. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    For those not in the know... In the usage in...

    For those not in the know... In the usage in this conversation, tack refers to the side of the ship on which the wind is blowing.
  4. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    By making the two different sideslips...

    By making the two different sideslips asymmetrical based on the ship's tack makes the cards far more relevant and increases their value tactically.
  5. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    It's not so much slippage as bearing off to gain...

    It's not so much slippage as bearing off to gain speed. Sailing in the yellow arc, or upwind, works the boat hard, and turning away slightly gives a speed boost.

    In the green arc, a boat sails...
  6. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Sideslip Cards

    I have never been fond of the sideslip cards, but the other day I had an idea which made them more palatable to me. What if they were dependent on which tack you were on? If you were on a port tack...
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    That is extremely cool, Rob! I'd say your best...

    That is extremely cool, Rob! I'd say your best yet! At first, I thought it was a brochure for the real place. :clap:
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    Hey, Fort Louvois is in that neighborhood too!

    Hey, Fort Louvois is in that neighborhood too!
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    I'm still here too! Summertime doesn't allow me...

    I'm still here too! Summertime doesn't allow me much time for pursuing my Napoleonic navy.
  10. Thread: 2nd or 3rd?

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    2nd or 3rd?

    Were the Tonnants and Bucentaurs considered 2nd or 3rd rates?
  11. Thread: 18-Gun Brig

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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    Not yet. I've temporarily stalled out on steamer...

    Not yet. I've temporarily stalled out on steamer rules. I have a great scenario planned though. Demologos vs. a British 74 becalmed behind Sandy Hook, just south of New York harbor. Of course, I...
  13. My bet is main and mizzen and both lug rigged,...

    My bet is main and mizzen and both lug rigged, like the first picture on the miniaturespage, but with the big mast first.
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    The naval arms race on Lake Ontario is...

    The naval arms race on Lake Ontario is interesting. As an aside, the folks commissioned to build the two 74's at the war's end were also building Fulton's steam warship Demologos.

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    It has yet to be verified, and some good...

    It has yet to be verified, and some good arguments against it actually being the Bonhomme Richard.
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    Aww, jeez, I knew that and I still didn't do it! ...

    Aww, jeez, I knew that and I still didn't do it! Well, here's hoping my primer choice is as good as I said...
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    I use Squadron Putty to fill any imperfections. ...

    I use Squadron Putty to fill any imperfections.

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    I use Krylon primer as an undercoat. I use the color closest to what the actual paint will be. It has nice coverage and dries fast for...
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    Wow! Where do you find such large coins?...

    Wow! Where do you find such large coins? :takecover:
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    That's good, but how do the bristles get...

    That's good, but how do the bristles get attached? One at a time seems tedious. :wink:
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    Any suggestions on how to represent rushes, reeds...

    Any suggestions on how to represent rushes, reeds or tall grass along a bank?
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    Awww, I knew I should have put an arrow pointing...

    Awww, I knew I should have put an arrow pointing to it! It's right there on the breach of the cannon. It's a pocket King James with a white cover. :happy:
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    An Even Smaller Cannon!

    Today I picked up some #261 Evergreen channel to see if I could make my cannons smaller.

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    The new channel is on the bottom.

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    I used 0.030" rod for the barrel and 0 020" rod...
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    My pleasure, Chris, and thanks Mark. I love the...

    My pleasure, Chris, and thanks Mark. I love the term "knowledge bomb".
  24. Thread: Fun Facts

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    A point is 11.25 degrees on a compass rose. Four...

    A point is 11.25 degrees on a compass rose. Four points equals 45 degrees. You can approximate one point by extending your arms and holding your hands side by side. From pinky to pinky is roughly...
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    44220 44221 More things waiting on my...

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    More things waiting on my bench: Ft Louvois with added detail, the entry, and necessary room, as well as some chimneys missing from the casting/print.

    The lighthouse is...
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