Sultana build log – Part 62

All the cleats have been added to the foremast.

Foremast cleats

Yes, there really are more cleats on the foremast than the mainmast. They handle the brails, foresail tack, and something else that I don’t remember at the moment. The picture below is from my visit to the Sultana in 2018.

Foremast cleats on the real Sultana

The mast hoops were very simple to design.

Mast hoop 3D design

A nice side effect of the 3D printing process is that the filament layers ended up creating a kind of simulated wood grain on the mast hoop pieces. Adding wood stain onto the beige plastic makes them look convincingly wooden.

Mast hoops

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