Quote from: RichardS on Sep 24, 2023, 08:30 AMOur crew varies by leg of the voyage (the captain and 2 mates are paid pros, the rest of us are volunteers), ranging from 9-11. The colonists had 13. The six sails have about 60 lines of running rigging (for almost every line there is an equal and opposite line (port/starboard or up/down)) so it takes a lot of hands and coordination among them! We sleep below in custom bunk beds (colonist crew just fell out wherever they found a spot) and share a head. There is a small galley and refrigeration, and we are fortunate to have among us some very good cooks. But as we like to paint a picture of great suffering to friends and family, how well we eat is a state secret!Yup, lots 'o' line on a ship like that! And crew "comfort" seemed to be pretty far down on the list. I remember taking a tour of the Nina replica years ago, and the captain's quarters was literally a hole in the deck with a chart table in it, although that was over 100 years earlier.
Quote from: RichardS on Sep 24, 2023, 08:30 AMBut as we like to paint a picture of great suffering to friends and family, how well we eat is a state secret!