Ging

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-Rig It is my intention to limit this book to the classification of the rigging of Melampus and no mention is made of the numerous alternative aspects of square rig to be found during the eighteenth century this work describes the rigging of a specific period and one specific model. I hope the perspective drawings will help towards an understanding of the use of standing and running rigging for modellers and for all with an interest in square...

Spritsail For A Cruising Sailboat

Fore Course Buntlines

Spritsail Clueline & Sheet Spritsail Topsail Lift Reef tackles and pendants were not carried on the lower yards until the early nineteenth century. The courses were reefed by hauling the sail manually up to the yard, possibly assisted by hauling on the leechlines. Bowline knot or splice was used (see page 76) Bowline knot or splice was used (see page 76) Through single blocks on the bowsprit cap Through single blocks lashed to the bowsprit a little aft of the fore stay hearts Through single...

Truss Pe

The standing part makes fast with a hitch to the collar of the stay above the mouse Through blocks on the foremost topmast shroud by the futtock stave Through blocks on the foremost topmast shroud by the futtock stave Final belaying on cleat on the belfry, either side Final belaying on cleat on the belfry, either side Fore Top Sheet, Fore To C Jlli y.

Boom Toppin

Top Gallant Shrouds

Standing part spliced round the peak Standing part spliced round the peak * mm w To the lower top and made fast to deadeyes or to cleat on the shroud 3rd shroud, single, port 3rd shroud, single, starboard 1 st pair of shrouds, port I - tr * i Strop with two thimbles for standing part of topgallant lift The braces were taken forward, crossing each other, port brace reeving through the block on the aftermost starboard shroud, starboard brace reeving through the port block The braces were taken...

Mizzen Topsail c Topgallant B ow ines

Bounty Rigging Plans

Through blocks, seized to the main topmast crosstrees Through blocks, seized to the main topmast crosstrees Through blocks on the opposite side shroud the port bowline rove through the block on the starboard main shroud and vice versa Main Yard with Stun-Sail Boom & Stunsail I oom Irons

Fore Topmast Staysail

Staysail Rigging

Lower tack lead-block a few feet above the deadeye -to pinrail or to a cleat secured to the shroud Single block strapped to the starboard side of the topmast head Through thimble seized to the forward shroud below the crossjack yard Single block strapped to the starboard side of the topmast head Through thimble seized to the forward shroud below the crossjack yard Main topmast preventer stay Flying jib halliard Fore topgallant sheet Fore topsail sheet Fore topsail bowline Fore course bowline...

Plan Drawing Fregatt

Hms Bounty Rigging Plans

I set out to create this series of detailed drawings because, as a modelmaker, I needed the answers to a number of questions relating to the intricacies of square rig. I could find no publication which allowed me to study a ship's rigging in the way that one can, for example, in front of a model in a museum. And even then, of course, the sheer complexity is confusing and difficult to grasp. Most modelling books, while dealing extensively with hull construction, often approach rigging in a...