Yes very nice ships Brian. I just spent a good hour catching up on what you’ve been up to since the last time I entered your blog. Very entertaining my friend. Speaking to comments here about rigging, I am in full agreement with you. I could never go back to just standing rigging. Sometimes, like you, I think why am I going to this trouble? Like this last Spanish corvette I finished this morning. The Spanish method for rigging the Mizzen yards requires the brace lines to be fished down through all of the mainmast braces and secured to the lower mainmast. I unseated the starboard main ratline trying to get hold of one of the tails. Yrrrrrrrchhh! Then I realized I had a window to work with now and finished the rest. It was a bit fiddly fishing the new ratline into place, but it turned out OK.
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Wernher von Braun