So I backed off and proceeded to finish the boat deck attaching the funnels before rigging. This also proved not to be the best way to apply rigging to the funnels.
there was so much flexing of the deck assembly that it became impossible to rig the funnels in this way.
As an end result, I glued the decks to the sides and managed with a lot of struggling to get the entire assembly attached to the hull. It took a lot of pressing, snapping and cuss words before I was able to get this assembly to fit as it should for the most part. There are still a few areas which will require some additional fitting and I assume more cuss words before I am satisfied with the final fit.
|The ship as she sits on my work bench|
Instead of this being a simple thing to do, I now must rig each funnel by single lines glued first into a hole on the boat deck then run up into the funnel glued and trimmed. This has slowed the entire process down by a considerable amount.
|Two of the funnels are done, two more to go.|