hof00 Posted June 2, 2014 Share #1 Posted June 2, 2014 Hi All, I am in the final stages of finishing my Sergal/Mantua Cutty Sark. I have the "Main" on Fore, Main and Mizzen Ratlines to tie. I had a go at this yesterday but after several attempts at tying these, I decided to "Walk Away" and have a think. The problem is that I have left these to almost last and have all oter Standing Running Rigging in place, so, rightly or wrongly, this is what I have done. I use a paper template/guide clipped to the shrouds and have use a needle and thread for Top-Mast and Topgallant Ratlines, no problem. The trouble with the "Main" Ratlines is that I cannot get the needle and thread to do my bidding.... Tension on The Shrouds is one issue as I cannot get a straight needle around!! I tried a curved Bodkin but while this went round each Shroud o.k. it was almost impossible to tie knots. So, is there anyone there that has experience "Sewing" Ratlines through Shrouds? Instruction/photos would be very much appreciated. Cheers....HOF. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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