Theresa Marie Model Ship Project
Week 62: Blocks, Fairleads (Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2013)
Blocks. I cleaned up all the blocks for the masts and attached the screw inserts for the lower sections. I then set the lower masts in place and attached the blocks. This was frustratingly difficult at first, but I finally got it to work by using several flashlights and taping a mirror to the inside of the hull to see.
Fairleads. These are made from clear polypro plastic tubes. Several of them needed to be bent using a soldering iron. I now own a soldering iron.
I ran some line down each fairlead to its corresponding block. It is very hard to thread something while looking upside down into a mirror. Once it looked like everything lined up pretty well I epoxied the fairleads in place.