Flimsy masts and sails discarded. Scratch built masts are much sturdier.
Spankers and Jibs retained. New sails made from black poster card contoured over a pencil. Spars made from 302/304 Stainless Steel safety tie wire.
Standing rigging done
The finished frigates
Next on my list is to either finish the two islands I've started, or to start on my future Spanish fleet.