It's a while ... hahah. Now that I am almost finish with Maria I decided to go on with the little cutter here before I start another one with Master Korabels AVOS 🙂
The Sherbourne is an older cutter with a correspondingly older rigging and topmast behind the mast. I was and still am very torn which way I should go. I got great help and information from Tony and Gregor. Thanks again for that.
In fact it is not easy to find good information about the old rigging. Petterson's book refers to the rather new rigging, the Alert basically to the old one but with a more elaborate rigging owed to the bigger ship.
There is probably no such beautiful 1:1 instruction. Also the measurements are "difficult", the plans of the Sherbourne are non-uniform and basically crap with the super simplified rigging.
Marquardt's book also shows the older rig but also for a bigger cutter. Well, I'm going to tinker with that now. Based on the Alert, taking Chuck's Cherful plans as a further orientation, I'm going to get a feel for it and hope to get a reasonably correct rig.
So first I needed to made dowels of pear. From square to octagonal to round.
After the Mainmast was mostly build I had to turn the Topmast.