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engrish 101

My wife is putting together a model of the Cutty Sark, 1/160th scale. She’s struggled with the instructions for several weeks now because of how badly written and badly arranged they are, but has come across something we just can’t translate. This should come with a giant [sic] attached.

The principles of rope knots are identical in the prefabricated or in the wooden sail ship. The one may challenger woody model while the prefabs over middle class above are molded with plastic in general form. The sizes of the rope are mostly in different sizes as in the actual sailing ships. However, cementing the rope without making knots should be avoided as possible. It is the principle that correct knots be made before coating adhesives and fixing on to the position. (A small amount of instant adhesives should be used) Please refer to the the knots introduced below which are sufficient. Note that the sailors use the title of knots in different way even if the knots are same. In English. Knots are clearly classified according the the designated use:

For example,
Knot: Represent overall knot
Bend: Used when 2 roped are tied
Hitch: Used when ropes are tied to other items
Lashing: Used when other material are being tied with rope
However, actual knotting needed for the assembly of model are recommended to be practiced.

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The principles of rope knots in model ships are identical to those of real sailing ships. One may distinguish high quality models over pre-fabricated plastic models by the use of authentic knots. Ropes for model ships differ in size just as they do in real sailing ships. Gluing ropes together instead of tying them with knots should be avoided if possible. Knots should be tied before affixing adhesives to secure the knots in position. (A small amount of instant glue should be used for this purpose). Please refer to the knots listed below which should be all the knots needed to assemble the ship. Note that sailors sometimes used different names for the same knot. The following knots are used for the following purposes:

Overhand Knot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overhand_knot
Sheet Bend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheet_bend
Clove Hitch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clove_hitch
Lashing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lashing_%28ropework%29

It is recommend that one practice the knots before assembly and permanently affixed.

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