It was now time to secure the rest of the standing rigging. After the three jib stays were in place I worked my way aft by securing first the pullback stay then the spring stay followed by the main topmast stay. Continuing aft with the topping lift and the quarter lift on port and starboard. Next was the flying back stays which needed to reflect the ship on a starboard tack. I needed to slack the port one which would allow me to move the main gaff to port. I really wanted to delay the installation of the 20 deadeyes in order to give me better access to the inside of the deck. I continued with the throat halyards followed by the peak halyards. At this stage, I installed some deck details, rope hanks, coils of rope and two boat hook poles. I am still having some difficulty making decent rope hanks which kept falling apart on me. This is something I will need to work on a bit more. I use a plank bender in order to melt the beeswax into the rigging line.