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Fray Pi

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  1. Dear everyone, I am an absolute (totally absolute) newbie in naval modeling, but I am hooked on this topic, which I am passionate about. Excuse me if I say some nonsense, but one question arose (among thousands of others I have). I have seen in the Euromodel photo gallery... ... that in the mast of 'sobrecebadera' [español] (in English I think is called 'sprit topmast'), all ropes including shrouds and even the forestay of the ratchet mast, ends in an 'unknown area' where a big mess of strings must be made. I am also very surprised that the forestay of the ratchet mast is tied with so little security to a pole as thin as the sprit topmast, without there being any crossbar-shaped support to collaborate with the shrouds for its fastening. However, also in EuroModel, but in the Construction Manual, another photo appears (of another model, I think) in which it clearly shows what seems logical, that is: a crosshead in conditions to provide support. I would not worry about the above, because I would put the crosshead directly on my model, but I am afraid that in the 1:62 drawings you use of the Dikar model there is no crosshead either. I haven't seen those Dikar Model plans, but I do have some Art amb Fusta plans, at 1:52 scale, (which I think are older than Dikar's and therefore would be the original ones), in which neither the crosshead is nowhere to be seen. Well this is the question. I would very much like to hear yours opinions on the subject. I am especially interested in knowing in detail how the shrouds, forestay and other ends should be tied in the Gordian knot that should form there if there is no crosspiece or similar. Apologize for my english Greetings from my cell.

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