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The Caldercraft Cutter Sheroune kit comes with some hideous brass letters to mount in the stern. I have tried to find any reference on how it would have looked on a English cutter from that period, but have failed to find any. From paintings it looks as if the ships only had decorations in various forms - but no name. Is there any "proof" that small ships like Sherbourne actually did have a name displayed? //Mikael
It's a bit late in the game for me, but every time I've looked at my Sherbourne deck recently I've had a nagging suspicion that something is odd. It was this morning when I had another look that it dawned on me. All the cutter models I've seen, as well as the plans in the AOTS book of the Alert by Goodwin and the plans for other cutters, show the bowsprit supports fore of the windlass, and their bitts include the pawl for the windlass. The following are pictures I've taken during my visit to Chatham as well as at the Science Museum store: The following