I have been away from progressing on my Ship while I was morning the loss of my dog Toby.
I’ve finally finished the Main Mast rigging and am now starting on the Fore Mast.
I have started using Translucent White Glue to Fix these loops and knots instead of Superglue because Superglue makes them go too hard and brittle. I just snapped a Block just now and had to redo the entire thing.
I had to take down the entire Main Sail Yard… Ugh…
I found I had a crossed line on the Port Side Jeers and I simply couldn’t live with it.
While in the process of redoing it, I decided to add a Sling as well as redoing the Parrels.
Now, I’ve got the added complication of 2 more Strings.
I decided not to come all the way down with the Parrels and just tie it off at the Spar. I don’t know… I haven’t decided yet.
I also slung the Sling through the hole in the Top.
What I do is to first put Contact Cement on the Shroud and also the Futtock Stave, which is basically a cut down Toothpick.
Once make contact, I use my Tweezers to get to spacing right. The Contact Cement has just enough give so I can adjust it. Once I get the spacing right, it’s just a matter of squeezing the 2 sides together. After a hat I drop some Superglue on it to fix it in place.
I ended up using a double binding for the Catharpins. it’s a challenge doing this in an enclosed area, but I’ve tied so many Clove Hitches, that it’s second nature now.