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  1. Unfortunately I've just come to realize the great work you've done. Now I have to examine thoroughly from the beginning... Fabulous...
  2. Many thanks Allan, Scott, Kevin and Jim, After your guidance and the information from you I learnt the name stun sail... I learnt also the purpose of this mechanism...
  3. I am in doubt about the position of the reinforcements of the yards. From the plans of the kit it seems they are conjoined to the yards. But from some sources they are separated from the yards at the edges. I want to learn which one is correct.
  4. Thank you Michael, Hamilton, Mark for your kind words and for the visits and likes...
  5. All rigging work and blocks on the masts finished... And lathing the yards...
  6. Hi Jason, Thank you for your visit and kindness... In fact nowadays I started to lathe the yards... Ratlines and other rigging works on the masts have finished. 🙂
  7. This is an assumption: After having a minimum depth enough to fit the foot, aligning the outer edges of all steps (for ergonomics) should be a very ordinary and simple task for men who think about the location and usefulness of every rope, every nail etc and finally produce an enormous and functional piece of work. Maybe it is me who take care unnecessarily too much of the comfort of the sailors of those times... 😁
  8. I'm not really interested in proving my own idea, I'm just trying to understand the logic in the background.
  9. Thank you for your replies... What I think is that the width of the wales may be negligible on some vessels... On some others they had avoided to fix steps on the wales... But I want to learn your opinion about the stairs on the photo below... The width of the steps on the wales are narrow compared with the width of the others. Some steps of which the upper part fixed on the hull planking and the lower part on the wale are modified according to the gap...
  10. IMO... Usability must come before aesthetics... You don't want extra difficulty when working in too variable and difficult conditions. To keep all width in a line is more convenient than to make the width of all steps uniform. Why have I to turn and return my body from hull to wale and vis versa instead of adjusting all steps (fixed to the hull as opposed to an unstable and mobile rope ladder) in a line?... It's not suitable for ergonomics... I don't think the engineers of that period had ignored this issue. I imagine an admiral or one of the upper rank sailors or a noble trying to climb a stair having irregular steps... 🙄 As Jud said; maybe they avoided fixing a step on a wale as far as possible... If I understood correctly there is not a reliable and precise information about this issue.
  11. Allan, thank you for your reply. Yes I meant dimension "A" At the drawing below, I don't see any problem when climbing from #1 to #2 and from #3 to #4 but from #2 to #3 there should be a trouble considering knee and foot position of the crew. It would be problematic even if you step from #1 to #2 because the position of the knee doesn't allow easily to do that due to contacting with #3.
  12. Hi, May I learn the solution. Which one is correct about the steps of a stair located outside of the hull? 1. The width of the all steps is to be kept in line: The width of a step on the hull planking is wider than the one on the wale. 2. The width of the all steps is same upon they are on the hull planking or on the wale (Doen't passing from the step on the hull planking to the one on the wale make climbing difficult?).

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