This is the part of model building that I enjoy so much.  Making the little components that no one will ever see or know about except me.  I tried to attach a video of the progress but alas the blog only allows me to attach pictures.

Every wooden ship leaks and requires daily if not hourly pumping out.  In the 15th century this was a simple pump that you would find on any farm of the period.  A handle pump concept that exists to this day.

While Ryan and Corrie are never likely to pump the handle up and down, it is good to know that they could if they wanted.    The handle does pump up and down and the door to the cabin swings on tiny hinges, the capstan turns and a unique vertical tiller bar controls the rudder.

Love this stuff.