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Bowsprit Bees, what they are? (edited by admin)

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The "planks" labelled c are the bees




They were called bees because originally they looked like the letter B with two apertures.  The  topmast stays passed through the apertures.


So they were fitted to the end of the bowsprit.

By Bowsprit  I mean the spar attached to the ship.  The Jib Boom which extended the bowsprit was fitted above the Bee position.


So the Jib Boom sat on the saddle G and passed through the Bowsprit cap A .



Update -I might have known - Blue Ensign has a beautiful picture from his Pegasus build on here



Edited by SpyGlass
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