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I'm sorry, I didn't understand the question....
You want to know the weight and size of a gun in the forecastle? Or the surface of the forecastle.

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Installation of the main topgallant-mast (summer 2018). The gays on the mainetop, it's me  :ph34r:

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Departure for the United States (2015). In the Charente river downstream of Rochefort.

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Charlène, the second captain and Lieutenant Antoine (before becoming my second captain).

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54 minutes ago, Angus MacDuff said:

Not the topsails...

Yes, the topsails.

The Topgallants are furled.

The Topsails are reefed - note that the yard is lowered to suit the reduced height of the sail. All three reefs are taken to the yard. A single reef has the yard higher, and no reefs taken have the yard hauled right up.

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44 minutes ago, Lieste said:

Yes, the topsails.

The Topgallants are furled.

The Topsails are reefed - note that the yard is lowered to suit the reduced height of the sail. All three reefs are taken to the yard. A single reef has the yard higher, and no reefs taken have the yard hauled right up.

I see.  Then the courses are reefed also? 

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They do look to be, but the yards are kept high (providing the footing for the topsail) and the clew is higher than with an unreefed course. They have a single reef (as you can see in post Feb 1).

*As DeRuyter noted only the fore course is set. I initially misread the mizzen topsail as the main course.
It does have the reef taken in. Main course is furled.

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16 minutes ago, Lieste said:

They do look to be, but the yards are kept high (providing the footing for the topsail) and the clew is higher than with an unreefed course. They have a single reef (as you can see in post Feb 1).

@Angus MacDuff If you look closely you can see the bunched sailcloth which could indicate a reef taken in the fore course. Main course is furled. They may also be trimming the forecourse loosely to spill wind which could also account for the higher clew and billowing foot. 

I sailed on a replica of an early 17th century ship (1625) , Kalmar Nyckel. No reefing in the early 17th century. For the courses you had a "bonnet" attached to the bottom of the course which could be removed. 

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4 hours ago, Angus MacDuff said:

Not the topsails...

I'm sorry... I'm French, no body si perfect :(

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5 minutes ago, Surcouf said:

I'm sorry... I'm French, no body si perfect :(

No, you were right.  You can clearly see that both the fore topsail and course are reefed. 

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