I have just been looking through your build and some marveless work going into it and would I be right in guessing this is 1\96 scale as there seems to be a lot of similarities to my 1\96 cutty sark witch I have resumed with a totally new ship as the old one was beyond repair.
Hi all well this is shelved again for a while I've broken the (I don't know what it's called) the bit that tensions the bowsprit, I'm not actually sure how to fix it as it's very thin plastic and superglue doesn't seem to work I'm so annoyed at my clumsiness, this is the fourth time I've broken something on this kit. I will fix it, it's just annoying.
The ship is looking good. If the part that has broken is the bit that hangs down from the bowsprit, it is a called a martingale. You could shape a piece of dowel and use that to replace the plastic part.