Although I am a US flatlander, I managed to visit the Cutty Sark, VIctory, and Rose about 15 years ago. When I look at the pictures of your ship, I think "Ooh, look! I stood right there! I love this ship and have plans, a plastic kit, and a book on building one and I've never had the nerve to start. Well done. You couldn't see the rigging from Thermopylae any way, and you're right, if you're not having fun, why do it?