French Cog Ship In 1310
(LA area, CA, USA)
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Would the French cog in 1310 have had any laddered rigging, and where?
(I've seen pictures on the net, but often there's no specific year date on most of them, and
I have seen what've been labeled as "cog," with a crow's nest, or something that looks like one, with rope ladder/s behind the sail up to the top.)
Would there have been rope ladders up to either platform at stern or bow, or more secure-built of wood?
Had oars been done completely away with by 1310, with use of a rudder?
Would you describe the rolling/stowing of the sail?
It's for a dream sequence, so I have a little leeway, but I'd like to know how close or far off my imaginings have been. And I would, ultimately, like to get it right.
Wow. What a site. And yes, if this thing gets published, you'll be listed. Right now the writing is its own challenge.
Thanks for reading.