6 months ago
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
Happy New Year.
Boats all done and lashed down.
Dreadnought had multiple aerial
s slung between the masts. As far as I can make out they were connected onwards to a fitting just about at deck level right at the stern
and also I think below the forward jack stay. I would have expected there to be connections down to the bridge or the housing forward of the after funnel. None of the photos I have are clear enough to show all the rigging
, so some extent I am going to have to guess. She must have had signal halyards from presumably the main yard, but again where did they come down to. The bridge does not have much open space around the main house, so they must have come down to the upper bridge to presumably a rack? Any ideas?
I have fitted canvas dodgers around the bridge, but am not too happy with them. At this scale very difficult.
We have good shipbuilding weather
, -12c at midday today. They are ice fishing on our lake.