Bos'n Cross

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About Bos'n Cross

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    Pyrate Captain
  • Birthday 04/30/1989

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  • Location
    Portsmouth
  • Interests
    many things.......
  1. Boarding nets (whatever)

    Swashbuckler, the nets your refering to, on the sides of 18th and 19th century ships are for the storage of crews hammocks. The hammocks are rolled up during the day, and placed in the netting, if any combat were to occur, all of the hammocks would help protect the crew from grapeshot, and small arms fire. As for how far back the practice goes, I know it was at least done in the early 18th century....but im quite sure it goes farther than that, ill look in a few sources.....
  2. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    god i want to go......i will try......as i have the past two years...lol
  3. Happy Birthday Foxe!

    happiest of belated natal days to our Mr.fox...! many more, have a drink for me...now........
  4. .....The Humble Sailmaker....

    thanks landlubber........and thanks for you input fox, and dutch, i know a guy who does a really good sailmakers impression, and though he also thinks it is more than likely that it is a sailmaker, he just wanted to be sure.....hes helping me out on research etc......dutch, not exactly sure how i want teh bench as for yet....im positive id like it to be rather simple though, ill speak with you on the matter this weekend...id like to have something doable in time for mta.....(i still have that sail you started).......
  5. .....The Humble Sailmaker....

    here is a question for landlubber......do you have any info on that plate?.....someone more experienced than myself, has a feeling that it mmmiiiggghhhhht be a tailor.....and just wants to be sure......
  6. .....The Humble Sailmaker....

    oh this is like friggin candy now....so.....we have found now that the bench hook can be replaced with a clamp....and overall tool trays and slots dont seem to have been put on benches yet.......i have also found that sailmakers palms are not the same in the 17th century as the ones you see in the later 18th and 19th. if you look at my original image youll see that the palm only goes around the middle section of the hand.....doesnt go around the thumb at all....an example can be found at the chatham dockyard, off of the invincible 1758......but i cant yet find a gggooood picture...if anyone lives near by.....*cough*......as for the bundle like tubes in the image backgrounds, i am very sure are rolls of canvas with were shipped in rolls (o know #4 canvas was 25 inches wide and in rolls like that....thanks cj!).......im working on getting the info about canvas weight and all down right now, hopefully ill be able to flesh this out a bit........thank you so much landlubbersanonymous ....your plate, may have just made me a bench!
  7. .....The Humble Sailmaker....

    thanks for linking it, there are some great prints in the set!
  8. .....The Humble Sailmaker....

    Well, coming across the above (dutch 17th century i believe.....no idea what is says...) image reminded me that i am in need of a sailmakers bench....and tools that accompany it.......does anyone have anything on sail bench ? i can find all the 19th century things in the world.....but not so much on 18th or 17th century..........
  9. Lady's hole

    wow, the "sea phrases" section, is a little gold mine!
  10. Fancy Ropework

    great idea Dutch....ill have to get some picks of some of my stuff as well.......but now i wonder.......if your trying to steals me job........
  11. A sailors normal day?

    it upsetts me that i cant get a hold of barlow's, or coxere's journals.....despair............the internets has faiiiiiilllled me......
  12. I'm still alive, I think????

    facebook says so as well....so this must be truth.........glad to hear of yee animal........
  13. You in yar garb.

    i need to move to florida....so much to do....great kit as always Mr.Henry.......i dare say that, soon enough, you'll have kit for almost any era..........
  14. 17th Century Grenadier Equipment

    .........iv seen an artist interpretation in an osprey book, that for sure shows the bag as being leather........