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This is an EXCELLENT model in every way built by a skilled craftsman who unfortunately has made at least one blunder: You can not hang coils on the OUTSIDE of the Topmast Shrouds.The line could never be used properly and the crew would have trouble going over the futtock shrouds. And what if you drop the coil? One wonders if the cleats are on the outside of the shrouds too?

This is an EXCELLENT model in every way built by a skilled craftsman who unfortunately has made at least one blunder: You can not hang coils on the OUTSIDE of the Topmast Shrouds.The line could never be used properly and the crew would have trouble going over the futtock shrouds. And what if you drop the coil? One wonders if the cleats are on the outside of the shrouds too?

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batavia (36) | Explore bertknot's photos on Flickr. bertknot… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Same Lift lead issue this time with the Topsail Lift. And while I am at it I will point out that nobody is ever going to lead a halyard down across the front of a square sail.

Same Lift lead issue this time with the Topsail Lift. And while I am at it I will point out that nobody is ever going to lead a halyard down across the front of a square sail.

A Replica of Batavia SHIPWRECK There are various theories about who was to blame for the shipwreck but ultimately the Captain was responsible. Navigation at that time was hazardous, the coast of 'The Southland' had been sketchily charted and it would be another 140 years before a satisfactory method of measuring longitude was perfected.  ON THE ISLANDS The islands lying to the East of Morning Reef were flat, coral islands with little vegetation and no water. Initially, the passengers and…

A Replica of Batavia SHIPWRECK There are various theories about who was to blame for the shipwreck but ultimately the Captain was responsible. Navigation at that time was hazardous, the coast of 'The Southland' had been sketchily charted and it would be another 140 years before a satisfactory method of measuring longitude was perfected. ON THE ISLANDS The islands lying to the East of Morning Reef were flat, coral islands with little vegetation and no water. Initially, the passengers and…

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