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June 2022 Volume 12 number 6


News, Tips and Happenings
Last week we held a beginner's class in model ship rigging. Here's a picture of the participants:
L to R: Dave J of ME, Joe W of PA, Don E of TN, Ross H of MA, Harvey K of ME, Jeff P of WI.
Missing: Jim McD of NY, Ellie D of ME.
Ellie D concentrating on her thread.
Dave J is doing the gammoning.
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Nautical terms and origins
C.Q.R. Anchor - Also known as a plow anchor (or plough in Britain), used extensively by yachts and many other small craft. It was invented in Great Britain, ca. 1930. The name given it is a non-presumptuous acronym for "secure."

Fake - (1) One turn in a coil of rope. (2) A verb, to lay out line or chain on deck, for easy running or inspection.
There are different opinions on the term: some say the right word is flake, with which I disagree. Both of these words are used, however, and appear to be interchangeable. Fake was seen in the XVII century and probably earlier, as it came from the Middle English faken, coil.

Ki-Yi - A stiff-bristled brush for scrubbing a deck. The term may well be a corruption of the word coir, as the bristles often were of coconut fiber.

Stop - (1) A line or strop used in furling a sail, and to keep it furled. It comes from the Old English,stoppa, a short piece of line. (2) A length of light twine or yarn to keep a sail or a flag from flying free until hoisted into proper position.

Information is from the book "Origins of Sea Terms" by John G. Rogers
copyright 1985 Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. and available from BlueJacket. 
Model of the Month - Lobster boat
This is a model I built that you might find interesting. I built it from memory of my last lobster boat. The hull is bass wood. The cabin and gear are built of scraps from the model "Pauline". I modified the "Pauline" into a fishing vessel. The waves around the boat are wood putty which I formed.
George L of FL
Real Boat Names
Let's see YOUR workbench
This is from Carl J
Nic, as an add-on to my email of July 23rd, here is a pic of my entire shop with the modeling station on the left rear.
Best wishes for you and BlueJacket in the new year.
What's on the workbench?
Nic's bench - Currently I'm repairing a Chesapeake Bay Sharpie.
Al's bench - Getting a lot of the Wyoming deck furniture and fittings installed. Note all the turnbuckles on the side. Almost ready to start the rigging.
Something Fun
  I’m on two diets. I wasn’t getting enough food on one

.A cold seat in a public restroom is unpleasant. A warm seat in a public restroom is worse.
Apparently an RSVP to a wedding invitation “Maybe next time,” isn’t the correct response.
Don’t irritate old people. The older we get, the less “Life in prison” is a deterrent.

Aliens probably fly by earth and lock their doors.

“You will hit every cone on the highway before I let you merge in front of me because you 
saw that sign 2 miles ago like I did". .....(JERK !!!)

I asked my wife if I was the only one she had ever been with. She said yes, all the others 
were nines and tens. Give it a minute..

I really don’t mind getting older, but my body is taking it badly.

It turns out that being an adult now is mostly just googling how to do stuff.

I miss the 90’s when bread was still good for you and no one knew what kale was.

Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror and think “That can’t be accurate.”

I want to be 14 again and ruin my life differently. I have lots of new ideas.

As I watch this new generation try to rewrite our history, one thing I’m sure of....it will be 
misspelled and have no punctuation.

I told my wife I wanted to be cremated. She made me an appointment for Tuesday.

Confuse your doctor by putting on rubber gloves at the same time he does.

My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they make food right in 
front of you. I took her to Subway.

I went line dancing last night. OK, it was a roadside sobriety test... same thing.
Tip of the Month - Schooner mast alignment
For anyone building a multi-masted schooner, getting the masts at the same height and lined up can be frustrating. Al came up with this simple but elegant idea, just clamp a straight piece of wood to the masts and shim them to perfection!
Blatant Publicity
A Final Thought...
With June comes the tourist season here in Maine. We're seeing lots of campers and mobile homes coming up Route 1. Also we are moving to our summer hours, which are 8-4 M-F and 9-3 on Saturdays. Of course, we are available anytime by appointment.
Nic Damuck
BlueJacket Shipcrafters