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Mr Monkey aboard the Cutty Sark

"It's all very complicated"

Mr Monkey looking along the main deck from the forecastle Mr Monkey checking the rigging along the starboard rail

Mr Monkey looked back along the length of the Cutty Sark. At its longest the ship is 280 feet long; that includes the bowsprit, and Mr Rik wouldn't let Mr Monkey go out on that, so he couldn't really see the full length. He scampered along the deck and inspected the deadeyes holding the shrouds in place. There are supposed to be 11 miles of line in the rigging of the Cutty Sark, holding the masts in place, and positioning the sails.

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