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If I was anywhere close I would so like to help.

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johnny tarr we would love to have the help and company. Its not every day a project like this is undertaken and Syren was nice enough to set this area up so we could share the venture with folks. We're going to keep this as updated as we can with Luna and our other ventures so folks can see what goes into owning and building a boat.

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I've always heard that a boat was a hole into which you could pour copius amounts of money into the sea.

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were humble folk. we figure if people are busy laughin at us they are giving someone else a break

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the shipwright has skills oh weary one.....

sides look what happened with the transom. we made the design look like what we had mocked up. plus you found that missing inch last week... so.........

edit* no problem gunner. there are six sets out and one happens to travel to events, plus the shipwright will be there to explain. the rest of us just make sawdust and toothpicks then glue em into something useful.

double edit* tarrr- i've completed the most important part of the ship anyhow. my hammoc is done- i'm laying seige to my spot thursday.

I like shipbuilding best that way - I rebuild the transom kinda close to what the vision was then the shipwright draws what I built! Much easier than building what he draws! :huh:

It's always helpful to get that extra inch - could make a big difference in certain situations.

Congrats. on the hammoc - now you have to make one that'll fit me and find a spot to hang it!

Make sawdust & toothpicks? Then glue them into something useful?? You forgot to mention the chewing gum and spit I used to hold the cedar planks in place and the duct tape and wire ties I use to keep the band saw going!

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We can all live a dream through your collective efforts here. Please, more pictures of the process.

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and this arrived from the naval archytechy today. ain't she purdy!

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Wow~! Look at the lines on her! She'll be the envy of all who sees her.

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good lord thats one heck of a bow sprit! that thing should turn on a bloody dime, cant wait to see her sail!

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Mr. Tignor- get yer arse in gear!! Paperwork will be at the festival (you do not have to be a Blackbeard Crew member to join up!) work days are sundays and mondays, catch a ride up with someone. we take turns making lunch.

edit* just came off the site and new pics have been added. clicking on a picture will open up a new gallery. http://www.colonialseaport.org/lunagallery.html

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its not all serious work around the yard

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sometimes we get to play with our new toys

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and then we rest. the first hammoc to go aboard

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edit* some questions have come up about the gun. Its one of the Vicars and is 4 ft long. The carriage is made of 2 1/4 oak and based on a modified version off of the H.M.S. Victory. It's modified due to height restrictions to fit under the rails of Luna. I could not go higher that 23 inches. As she sits in the pictures the tip of the barrel is at 22. I promised Cascabel I would post the construction process, which I'll do when we settle down from the festival.

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Looks like Angel's a sweet piece; now all she needs are a few more siblings (say 7 or 9)

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Dutch,

How did the fundraising go for the CSF at the Blackbeard Pirate Fest?

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went well. the thieves market brought us some pennies, then there was a cut from the crew. I don't have an exact figure but its enough to pay for a case of screws and keep the architect goin a bit longer.

*edit, the membership drive did yield a few new folks and I was quite pleased to see some folks leaving out sunday and monday wearing seaport hats and shirts.

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Great News Dutch.

I may have also found something that could help your cause. Something to look into at least.

Museums for America

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went well. the thieves market brought us some pennies, then there was a cut from the crew. I don't have an exact figure but its enough to pay for a case of screws and keep the architect goin a bit longer.

*edit, the membership drive did yield a few new folks and I was quite pleased to see some folks leaving out sunday and monday wearing seaport hats and shirts.

I've got some doubloons coming your way from the sale of my books, Dutch. Maybe enough for a second case of screws!

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went well. the thieves market brought us some pennies, then there was a cut from the crew. I don't have an exact figure but its enough to pay for a case of screws and keep the architect goin a bit longer.

*edit, the membership drive did yield a few new folks and I was quite pleased to see some folks leaving out sunday and monday wearing seaport hats and shirts.

I've got some doubloons coming your way from the sale of my books, Dutch. Maybe enough for a second case of screws!

Is "LookingGlass" the author of the Rum Cake book? (and presumably the maker oif the freaking awesome rum cakes as well?) I loved those rum cakes soooo much I bought the book.... Now if I can only work up the courage to try and make one of those... :unsure:

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looking glass is none other than the author of The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate, Kevin Duffus. Hatchet Meg is the awesome rumcake guru. HUZZAH to both!!

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Ooops... My appologies LookingGlass!

Thanks for clearing that up Dutch, I knew rum cake lady went as Hatchet Meg, but so many people here post as names different from what they use, so I just wasn't sure. Regardless, glad to hear that things are going well with Luna!

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No apology needed. HatchetMeg's rum cakes are indeed the best. I will do whatever I can to help her succeed, and the Luna project as well.

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Luna's New Port Side Shearline Is Cut!

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Looking good,especially since you aren't letting Dutch take any more pictures... hopefully we shall stop by on Sunday with Momma and Poppa... see ye all then.

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hey I may not take the best pictures, but at least I know that's the PORT, not starboard sheErline.

Incidentally, our Paypal account will be up soon so we'll shamelessly market our membership opportunities as well as our first cumulative effort CD shortly thanks to Willoughby.

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hey I may not take the best pictures, but at least I know that's the PORT[/b, not starboard sheErline.

Actually yer both wrong, that would be larboard... :P

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larboard... lets see, that would be your bad eye- which would explain why you kept missing the dock at pohick, see if I ever let you at the helm of the Explorer again.

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I hadn't gotten around to seeing those lines before. She definitely looks a little canvas heavy on the bow, unless you plan on having a ringtail option as well. Proportionally, it seems as if the jibboom should end about where the bowsprit does (again, without further sail area aft). How high will that bow be above the water? Sticking that far out, it seems that the spars would be in danger during any sort of heavy seas. She'd also look great with a square tops'l, but I'm partial to any boat with at least one square sail. She's looking great and good luck! Wish I was around to help out.

Coastie

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