Emergency stopgap for parted shrouds

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Came across this little tidbit for emergency repair on a parted shroud in John Harland's Seamanship in the Age of Sail. Such a great book!
Funny, I was thinking of doing something similar when I accidentally snipped the swifter on my last build. Could make for an interesting little detail on a build.
Has anyone ever built a battle- or weather-beaten version of their ship? Seems like an interesting project. I'd love to see some.

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Came across this little tidbit for emergency repair on a parted shroud in John Harland's Seamanship in the Age of Sail. Such a great book!
Funny, I was thinking of doing something similar when I accidentally snipped the swifter on my last build. Could make for an interesting little detail on a build.
Has anyone ever built a battle- or weather-beaten version of their ship? Seems like an interesting project. I'd love to see some.

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Harland's book is excellent along with another tutorial for young seamen of those ages: The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor by Darcy Leaver from the late 1800s. For schooners I recommend The Global Schooner by Karl Heinz Marquardt for a type that I am delving into. PT-2 Rich
 
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Came across this little tidbit for emergency repair on a parted shroud in John Harland's Seamanship in the Age of Sail. Such a great book!
Funny, I was thinking of doing something similar when I accidentally snipped the swifter on my last build. Could make for an interesting little detail on a build.
Has anyone ever built a battle- or weather-beaten version of their ship? Seems like an interesting project. I'd love to see some.

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Mine looks like it’s been in a battle, but it’s not intentional.
 
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Mine looks like it’s been in a battle, but it’s not intentional.
That will be the direction and intention when I get my Bluenose schooner started both by intent and otherwise by lacking craftsmanship. Major observable challenge will be to retain the planking lines along with some sailing weathering that would be associated so as to not look like a pristine showcase sanded down spit and polish version which are beautiful but in my mind not a miniature version of the actual schooner at some point in her life. PT-2
 
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That will be the direction and intention when I get my Bluenose schooner started both by intent and otherwise by lacking craftsmanship. Major observable challenge will be to retain the planking lines along with some sailing weathering that would be associated so as to not look like a pristine showcase sanded down spit and polish version which are beautiful but in my mind not a miniature version of the actual schooner at some point in her life. PT-2
I finally decided not to mill my own lumber for a canoe build and placed an order. My thought is that the finished hull will be the same used appearance and not a polished showpiece. Those of GIlles are well done from his years of experience. PT-2
 
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