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@Vol, any suggestions for how to remove slack in lines that are already attached? I’ve been rigging a couple of 3rd raters and finding it very frustrating. Just this morning I discovered that my back stays were not even close to straight. How it happened I have no idea. On one ship I was able to loop the line over the royal spar (at the risk of bending/breaking the mast) and that took up the slack. But on this second ship I won’t be able to do that.

I Had to go paint a frigate hull just to work off some frustration and feel like I was making progress. Matter of fact, these raters have been more frustrating than the brigs and frigates. You’d think after completing the first four ships I’d be getting better at it!

Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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