RichardG Posted June 14, 2014 Share #1 Posted June 14, 2014 (edited) I am building the Revenue Cutter Dallas from 1815. The rigging plans show no ratlines. This is simpler for me since this is my first attempt at rigging but is it accurate? How would the crew have tied up the sails other than by climbing up to the yards? Would they have just used a one of the ropes? The Cutter 'Alert' plans from around the same time also have no ratlines. The American schooner in Petersson's 'Rigging Period Fore-and-Aft Craft' does have ratlines but that is for a larger ship. So what do people think? Thanks, Richard. p.s. I assume the yard would have had foot ropes? Edited June 15, 2014 by RichardG Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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