Rigging the Ship

I like to work from inside to outside, finishing as much as possible on the deck. The black standing rigging is next as these lines will stabilize the masts and bowsprits.

rigging the ship, detail of deck

I find it best to not tie off these lines until later. Shrouds, ratlines, and all bowsprit work should be completed. Waxing these lines will make everything easier.

rigging the ship - side view of ship

I use nail clippers, sharpened toothpicks, longer fingernails and a touch of super glue. All combined, they help the task at hand.

rigging the ship, view of deck from bow to stern

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