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Line up of mast's-How do you line them up on your model?


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I usually pull a string line down from the center of the bow to the center of the stern or poop deck depending upon your ship. The string will keep all the masts in alignment regardless of the deck they are on. You can verify this by measuring the the distance from the string line to the edge of your hull at any point along the line. As long as both sides of the string measure the same you are good. As to up and down, I am assuming you are referring to side to side lean as most mast angle aft, not straight up and down. For this, again the string line helps guide them but I have a small 2" level that I use to verify plumb. They are cheap and available at most hardware stores.

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