Hi John,G'day Maarten, thats very interesting about the messenger, I've never seen the knots on English ships, would'nt they have a problem going through the pulleys up under the fore deck, I will have to check it out,
best regards John,
The ropewalk basis is Domanoff s vertical VR ropewalk.Did you have any photos of your rope walk, it looks really good,
Well, well, well,Yes the second and third picture are from a Dutch book, but tyhe top one is from the Aots book of the Royal Caroline so obvious the Italian writers made a mistake. I will leave it in, see it as an inmprovement of the English design.