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About the steeve down of the jib boom...

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....or the downward curve some jib booms have. Is it just to create more tension on the jib stay or is there another ulterior motive ? :rolleyes:





New Bedford Whaleboat build. Kit by Model Shipways



I've been making progress on my model and according to the instruction booklet I should be painting it, at least parts of it.

Are acrylic's ok ? I did apply a sanding sealer. but I want to stain the untreated floor boards which are walnut.









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I thought it was a style thing. The "taste" of the mate would determine the steeve. Could it also be that a bowsprit that has less steeve or downward pointing creates a longer distance between the sprit and the masthead meaning more room for the headsails hence bigger head sails? Just a thought though. They do "look" right and "wrong".

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