RiverRat Posted May 12, 2013 Share #1 Posted May 12, 2013 In my Rattlesnake build, I had been puzzled, as a rookie, by the plans showing the hawsers running down into the main hatch. Gee, I thought, shouldn't they be routed to the capstan?? I've been reading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubry/Maturin series of books and ran across the solution! A "messenger" cable, smaller than the hawser, is attached to the hawser by "nippers" and the wet smelly hawser is sent below. Ah-HA! In the Rattlesnake, I guess this messenger would go through this bulkhead to the lower capstan (not modelled in this kit): I'm wondering what accomodation might there be to run the messenger through it. Would whole panels be unshipped, or could there be a smaller opening in a panel for that purpose? Thanks! Brian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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