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Very informative. Thanks for writing this up. Some day I’ll muster up the courage to try rigging a ship.

Question: Would the standing rigging be fairly standardized from the early 19th c. through the late 19th c.? I suspect captains would alter the running rigging depending upon personal preference (to a limited extent). But it seems like mast arrangements had pretty much reached their most advanced stage of development by the end of the Napoleonic wars. So, I don’t imagine it would be much different on sailing vessels of circa 1860.

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