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voilelatinesete - good view of main rigging

voilelatinesete - good view of main rigging

One of the many "mystery" rigging piles !

One of the many "mystery" rigging piles !

Since the spar loft and rigging loft where on different sides of the same space, it was a battle to keep the grit and dirt off the newly made rigging. One of the methods we used was to wrap all the service in butcher paper to keep the grit off .

Since the spar loft and rigging loft where on different sides of the same space, it was a battle to keep the grit and dirt off the newly made rigging. One of the methods we used was to wrap all the service in butcher paper to keep the grit off .

Antique Print, ROPES RIGGING Sailing Ships, chart 1890 wall art vintage b/w 1950s lithograph illustration boats ship nautical sails

Antique Print, ROPES RIGGING Sailing Ships, chart 1890 wall art vintage b/w 1950s lithograph illustration boats ship nautical sails

The sun worked upon the surface of the water, doing wonderful things to its color, rising new mists, dissolving others, sending exquisite patterns of shadow among the taut lines of the rigging and the pure curves of the sails and down to the white deck. (Master  Commander, p. 362 - ) Patrick OBrian - author extraordinaire.

The sun worked upon the surface of the water, doing wonderful things to its color, rising new mists, dissolving others, sending exquisite patterns of shadow among the taut lines of the rigging and the pure curves of the sails and down to the white deck. (Master Commander, p. 362 - ) Patrick OBrian - author extraordinaire.

Additional steel plating was added where it was thin and wasted away.  The area at the mast partners is subject to tremendous loading due to the weight of the tophamper (all the spars and wire) and needs to be very strong.  Even though the ship is not sailing, the wind loading in all of her rigging can generate severe forces and loads on all the fittings.

Additional steel plating was added where it was thin and wasted away. The area at the mast partners is subject to tremendous loading due to the weight of the tophamper (all the spars and wire) and needs to be very strong. Even though the ship is not sailing, the wind loading in all of her rigging can generate severe forces and loads on all the fittings.

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