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  1. That's nice clean work Bob. Trust me, it took some fiddling to get those rails right. Sand, test fit, repeat...
  2. Stergios, I am building Cruizer, and though two-masted, she has the same gaff rigging as Snake. I took the topping lift to a tackle hooked to an eyebolt on the channel and belayed to the bulwark pin rail. There should be suitable photo in my build log. Hope this helps.
  3. Well done Bob. I agree with your assessment of the kit too... Hopefully this year is better for you health wise!
  4. Thanks Jason. And the "likes". I'm in the home stretch now, wrapping up the rigging. Have to get some pics.
  5. Here is exactly what you need in the proper scale, for about as cheap as you will find. They're designed for the kit. https://www.shapeways.com/product/PFE4WC7WW/1-76-usn-24-pounder-cannons-cecil-model-1808?optionId=64836047&li=marketplace
  6. Spent a ton of time in the shipyard and made a lot of progress over the weekend. All yards are now in place and have their lifts rigged. I've also rigged the topsail and topgallant braces, as well as the topsail sheets. Made a bunch of rope coils as well, where my variety of line colors becomes a bit obvious, but I'm sure there was plenty of variety in age among lines on the real thing. I'm holding off on the main braces until the rest of the upper rigging is finished so I have room to work. As it is I'm constantly bumping yards and lines while belaying...

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