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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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    The whaler with all whale boats attached. Just aft of the foremast, you can make out the deck to support the chimneys for the trypots. There is another deck abaft the main to support two additional boats.

    The ship's hull is a simple brown with a cream stripe near the water. Probably not the best color choice for bring dead whales alongside, but I wanted something that was distinctly not military-looking.
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    That makes for a very interesting ship to add to scenarios. She's a beauty.

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    She certainly is Jonas, and Dobbs has also reminded me that I need some more ships boats from Langtons.
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    Last edited by Bligh; 01-08-2020 at 14:35.
    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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    Very cool.

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    Excellent model worth some rep I do believe

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    I concur Chris.
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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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    Thank you for the rep, gentlemen.

    Now, my whaler is really finished!

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    An English Amazon class frigate in pursuit...

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    It truly is an inspiring conversion. I have realized the need for a few ship boats now, and probably more corvettes.

    Great work!

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    Indeed Jonas.
    Ships boats are a high priority on my shopping list too.
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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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    I would make it an English whaler with the USS Essex in pursuit.

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    I was thinking that the Essex could hove into view just in time to rescue that American Whaler Eric.
    In fact a whole new ball game is opened up by Dobbs's conversion. I believe that there were also Whalers in action near Alaska and the Canadian coast so a Pacific scenario could possibly also be played out. What vessels did the USA have deployed in this neck of the woods?
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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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