They have been off a few years. I seem to remember being told it was because of top weight passing stress through to the ageing hull.Are they planning to leave the tops off, or is it part of a phased restoration?
It's up as a reference thread, but specifically for HMS Victory. Although my model is a much smaller sort of ship (strictly not a ship ,but you know what I mean) It's from the same era so lots of the rigging stuff like the deadeyes and braces are very much the same. Thanks again.Sorry, I thought I had already posted a reference thread, I must of posted some of the photos in the self taken thread instead