Pic 48:    The deck fittings start to go on. It's nice to be able to see through gratings by cutting matching holes in the deck, but for these deck gratings the number of formers underneath made this impracticable. I compromised by marking out the areas exactly and filling them in with a black marker pen. Some deck fittings, like pinrails, will need to take a bit of strain later on. For this reason it's best to glue them with Superglue, especially as the deck is varnished.

According to the plans, the ship's wheel should be behind the mizzen mast, about 2" inside the recess and therefore completely invisible. So I placed it between the ladders instead (not shown here).

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