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HM Nelson by glbarlow

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    The overall workmanship looks very good on the ship itself, but I can’t see from your photos what is supporting the main boom and main gaff at the jaw ends.  I can see there are parrel beads between the jaws around the mast, but while I am not familiar with the rigging on this particular ship, I am curious about how you the supported the main boom and the gaff at the mast.

     I do see a topping lift for the outer end of the boom and peak halyards at the outer end of the gaff.  But there doesn’t appear to be a boom rest for the main boom or lift halyards for either the boom or the gaff at the mast.

    Were these details missing from the plans or just a modification on your part to simplify the rigging by just pinning or gluing them to the mast?

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On 4/24/2020 at 3:21 PM, BETAQDAVE said:

supported the main boom and the gaff at the mast.

There is a lift for the gaff, it is visible in the stern photo. While I may be wrong, there isn’t a lift for a boom on a cutter by design and definitely not one shown on the plans.  For the sake of model stability, although supported by the proper rigging, the yards, boom, and gaff are all pinned to the mast.

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