I'm back to rigging my Hannah, and I'm trying to sort out the gammoning, which is different than larger ships.
On the Hahn model in the US Navy Museum, the gammoning wraps around the bowsprit and stem (picture at http://www.dlumberya...m/shipkits.html - it can be seen in the lower right image). There does not appear to be any crossing of wraps as on larger ships, or wrapping of the end of the rope around the gammoning. Marquard's Global Schooner book describes this for ships with small cutwater and has a similar illustration, so it does appear to be accurate, although no specific reference is provided. My question is how are the two ends of the rope fastened? I suppose it could be started by passing through an eye splice, but how is the final end of the line fastened?
I'd appreciate any thoughts.