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    Well folks, for those interested, an update on progress of the Marco Polo clipper ship.

    Deck detail was the chore this week, began forward by installing catheads (those are the two projections on each side of the bow that are used to handle the anchors) then six bollards (posts with brackets to lash/secure things to) two to port and two to starboard to cat (lashed and tied down) the anchors to when secured for sea. The inboard bollard at the end of the catheads are to secure the anchor fish tackle (the block and tackle assembly that hook onto the anchor to bring it into position for securing at sea). Also, the capstan has been made and positioned in the center of the forecastle. (It raises the anchor from the sea bed). You can also see the ladders that were assembled and are positioned for the crew to climb onto the forecastle from the main deck and in the last photo, the ladders from the main deck to the quarterdeck, next to the cabin.

    For scale.....as per Susan's suggestion.....I have placed a tooth pick (regular household flat tooth pick) for scale comparisom leaning against the forecastle between the port and starboard ladders.

    Ya'll are getting a good lesson in seamanship here folks, be ready for the test at the end!!! LOL Bouncing S

    Bob
    Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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    Bob,
    Beautiful! Any idea on the hours into the ship at this point? I'd enjoy a video watching it come together, Edited to a few hours of course! I really enjoy seeing the progress!
    Wade

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    • #3
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      awesome detail bob keep up the good work cant wait to see the ship when its done.thats something that i always wanted to do just haven't had the time

      Cheers

      ron

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      • #4
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        The toothpick really puts it in a perspective that I couldn't have imagined.
        I suppose the process is more important than completion with a project like this. I'm very much enjoying seeing the progression of work.
        Thor
        Steve

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        • #5
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          That toothpick just blew my mind away ... see all the gray matter splattered over the computer key board!!!!! Michael was left only able to mumble!

          "How many magnifying glasses do you have straped to your eye balls?". Michael asks.

          Sir, your are fantastic!

          Susan
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          • #6
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            Bob, ya may have fooled the rest of the fools, but ya ain't fooled this one........I know a tapered down 2x4 when I see one! anyone with a taper jig can do that.

            Al

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            • #7
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              And here I thought he tapered down an telephone pole <grin>

              But seriously, Bob...my head hurts thinking about the amount of detail work you do! I'm not only impressed, but jealous that you have that kind of patience...I flirt from one project to another without really finishing any...

              Oh, awsome job on the ship too <grin>

              Bob

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              • #8
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                The toothpick really does put things into perspective. That's some serious detail work!

                mikeg
                Mike B

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                • #9
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                  Wow Bob, such great detail, my eyes hurt for you, hehe. Great job!
                  GaryMc

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                  • #10
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                    If I have said it once I have said it time and time again, WOW! you absolutly amaze me.
                    Colin
                    Jim - The Doing is as much fun as the Viewing!
                    Jackson, MS

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                    • #11
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                      Great detail Bob. I can only imagine the hours of enjoyment you have spent on it. I like the work in progress and would like also to see step by step video also condensed. Thanks for sharing. Ron

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                      • #12
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                        Just Amazing, amazing, and amazing!

                        Note to Bob D.: At some point, WCI needs to look at Bob and his ships in a future article, the readers would be appreciative.

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                        • #13
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                          Bob, I knew your ships were well done but that is truly amazing to see with the toothpick for scale. And I anxiously wait till you get to the lessons on "rigging" My fther-in law gave us a schooner model that is in storage till the spring . Maybe by then I'll be able to talk intelligently to him about it (or at least seem to understand what he is talking about) The cathead, the ships cat, and the cat-of-ninetails are 3 different things right? Only one is a real animal, right? ;} Don
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                          • #14
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                            Bob, that is unbelievable!! What wonderful work you do! I can't even imagine the time and talent involved to, so perfectly, do work that intricate! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing your progress with us! Deborah

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                            • #15
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                              Coffeeman,

                              When the Holiday Issue of WCI comes out in a couple days, be sure to check the Coming Features section for the Spring Issue <grin>

                              We're way ahead of you!!!

                              Bob

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