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Seizing size for serving model rigging

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There is heavy seizing that is used to secure anchor rope, lower stays and on larger ropes that can be subjected to tons of force. These were less than 1" in circumference and were a maximum of 8 mm in diameter. Light seizing was about half. Even heavy seizing was smaller than the ratlines.
To find out the size to use on your model if you choose to add this feature, divide the 8 or 4 mm measurement by the scale of you model. If it is 1:50 , the size would be .15 mm and .08 mm. Both are available on the web. At 1:77, the size is 8/77 or .1mm or (.08 would be better) for heavy and .005 mm for light. Number 2 thread is close to the smaller diameter.
 

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Thank you Gary - you are just a walking encyclopedia of ship knowledge !!!
 
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