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Hi mates, 


Could not find an answer within this topic. This is my first multi masted ship.


Should all of the rat lines be of the same diameter rope for all the masts (lower & upper)?


Just started working on the very top of the foremast and was wondering if I should (correctly) increase the size of the crossing rat lines as the shroud diameters also increase at the lower masts.


Thanks in advance for your thoughts.





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Hi mate. The lower shrouds for all the masts can be the same diameter. As you go up to the topmasts and topgallants and so forth, you can decrease the diameter as you go up, provided that the scale is big enough to allow it. The diameter of the rattlings should all be the same. That is how I have always rigged my ships.


Vince P.

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