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    Rigging Thames Barge
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    luckyduck
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    Target is this weekend - weather permitting. Will update the build blog if successful and then move it over to harbour.
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    AndyN
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    I wouldn't be scared by 2mm thickness as opposed to less than 1mm I'm using.
    Have to say that's the best way or rigging; congratulation sir.
    Any chance of seeing that beauty in action? Assuming it's a working model.
    luckyduck
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    Thread is #21 3 strand twisted tarred nylon seine twine, as recommended by Sailtails. So it is about 2mm thick. Splicing involved magnifying glasses, as the eyes are not as young and clear as they were, and needle nosed tweezers. After doing about 20 odd splices I ended up taking only about 10 minutes per splice.
    mturpin013
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    There's nothing to be worried about your work, the quality of your work looks really professional, well done
    AndyN
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    Holly mother of God!!!
    That looks so pretty. What's the thread thickness?
    luckyduck
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    AndyN - your wish is my command - just a snip of some of the splices I have done - I think in total there were about 21.
    AndyN
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    Just a word from me again. I learned how to finish the loops from bow makers. It's about how they tie and reinforce the bowstrings. I don't know however the correct term for it.
    Ask, practice, and again, practice Ian. I can't believe how many swear words I used during my journey through ropelands๐Ÿ˜‰
    It's an easy sailing now. Pun intended
    Colin H
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    Ian, you don't learn if you don't ask, and the man who never makes a mistake never makes anything.
    You will see that your models get better over time, and remember that the best tool in the workshop is patience.
    We will always give you the benefit of our modelling experience as long as you ask.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    dave976
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    Hi Ian
    We all started somewhere in our modelling adventure and no one is going to criticise your efforts. Quite the opposite really as we all hope to encourage and guide you to build to the best of your ability. There is a wealth of experience on the site and we all give advice freely but sometimes it helps if we know exactly what is being asked as some topics are difficult for a novice to explain exactly. The rigging and lines on a sailing vessel are many and varied and use different tie off and fixing methods. I have sent you a pm with the link I promised.
    That video is very useful and informative regarding a working sailing model.
    dave976
    IanTurk
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    Thanks for your relpy Dave, and pm.

    The quality and tidiness of the builds here make me very nervous to post photos of where I am going! Ill tidy things up and post in due course. The plans I have show all the rigging, but when I came to actually do it, I found I was unsure how to end the lines, and where they tie off. Im curious how others do it on a these models - and strong enough to withstand the Wellington winds.

    I have found this video which is a very neat example, that others may like -
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+rig+a+radio+control+gaff+rig&docid=6
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