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  1. Have looked up all my books and as much I could the internet, but it seems to be a secret! The effective range of those cannons I assume it had to be ca 600-800 m for the 12lb and 400-600 for the 6lb. I would appreciate any help.
  2. Hey hey! Looks great. It seems you got the wind blowing in those sails, bon voyage. Christos
  3. @Blue Ensign thank you very much. Your explanation is perfect. Christos
  4. Could please someone tell the name of this rigging arrangement.
  5. It became a great conversation out of my humble ignorance. Thank all for participating sharing your precious knowledge .... Christos
  6. @chris watton yes Chris... the question was (if you look up above on this page), the setup of the hearts before the foremast, as the sketch of Frankie, which is as the replica or as Mr Delacroix showed, which is having the hearts after the foremast, low near the bowsprit.
  7. I do believe Mr Delacroix is right. And here its my correction.... 4th dos and redos!
  8. @JerseyCity FrankieThere isnt much to say from my side. Mr Delacroix is a man that has worked over Hermione and has written bibliography over the subject. You are right it seems we are dealing with english vs french practise. His explanation about how the replica is at this point wrong, is that the rigger was swedish and wasnt aware over this french practise at the time. Here is another picture he send to me. "The same detail on a museum model that had an accident (L’Égyptienne launched in Toulon 1799):"
  9. Still I was wrong! this is what I was told from a gentleman (Mr Gerard Delacroix) with good knowledge of the case: The rigging of the "replica" of L'Hermione is false, the stay and the preventer-stay must pass on starboard of the foremast. The hearts are in the lower part. You have the example, among others, on the model of the Dédaigneuse, almost identical to L'Hermione in the museum of Rochefort. ... ... it is a provision very common in many times of the French navy. L'Hermione's "replica" was rigged by a Swedish rigger who was perhaps not aware of all the subtleties of French practices. Gérard Delacroix (né le 10 avril 1956) est un chercheur en archéologie, auteur et éditeur français spécialisé dans l'architecture navale des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Auteur de plusieurs monographies et articles, il est aussi conférencier et consultant
  10. What do you think Frankie? Should the two be in a more parallel place to each other. It came out to be the one above the other instead. Is that wrong? Ofcourse this is the way the replica is rigged.

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