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Old May 05, 2012, 11:50 PM
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I'm impressed, both with the deck details and your engineering. I forget, are your mainmast backstays adjustable? If not, then the main boom will hit them long before perdendicularity. Thus, you may not need all that mainsheet adjustment, allowing for simpler below-decks running rigging.

My experience with Aldebaran is that model schooners are over-canvased if built to scale. If you can't reef your sails to match wind conditions, Pride will likely spend a lot of time on her side. JimmyJames, over on modelmahem site, has nice ideas on fast and easy reefing methods. I know you've posted over there, so perhaps you've already seen his work, and developed reefing methods of your own.
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