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mayflower by Artesania Latina

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Have you done the shrouds already? The reason I ask is because the backstays are attached to the masthead in the same way as the shrouds, and they go on OVER the shrouds. The shrouds and backstays and forestays all have an eye seized into their ends and the eye slips right over the top of the mast and rests on the bolsters upon the Trestle Trees. Here’s two diagrams I found by googling “topmast shrouds”. You can see the eyes that went over the mastheadand are now stacked on top of the bolsters and trestle trees.


This image is fuzzy but you can see in the upper right there’s a diagram showing each individual eye and it’s sequence in the stack of eyes.


This drawing omits the backstays eyes because it’s aparently the Lower masthead but the backstays would go over the shrouds and look exactly like the eyes of the shrouds in the drawing.


Heres the real thing being set up in the shop. I think this is for the Morgan. The eyes have been leathered.

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