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VIII. RIGGING THE FOREMAST SHROUDS

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November 20, 2011

This starts the beginning of installing the Rigging: Standing Rigging, Running Rigging all broken down to its individual components.

The image below only depicts how I wish to secure the Foremast in such a manner so that when I start rigging the Shrouds, the Foremast will remain as stable as possible. I will attempt to rig the Shroud #1 and #2 and then #9 and #10. I will attach a horizontal batten line so as to provide a straight line to go by when rigging the remaining shrouds.

If you have the book, "Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern" on page 163 of the "sequence of Masthead, this is the approach most favorable for my application. Of the reading and little research it is nearly impossible to settle on the most accurate way to perform the sequence and also perform the correct single or double method given the period and given this is Spanish of the line ship. So, therefore, I have decided the approach as suggested in the reading material.

All my friends that have followed this build should know by now that I try my best to keep things simple and in order and not to complicate an already complicated process. Planning and thinking ahead is the key - but at best, mistakes and things happen.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Rigging Foremast Support 01

Rigging Foremast Support 01





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November 21, 2011

The Grand and Glorious day of starting the Foremast Shroud Rigging has begun. Not too sure about how to do this, but I have to start somewhere.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Foremast Shrouds 01

Foremast Shrouds 01


Foremast Shrouds 02

Foremast Shrouds 02





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November 25, 2011

Well, I did not like the serving on the image above, so I redid it with a smaller thread. I used a cross stitch thread and separated the threads into one component.
The next section demonstrates how I decided to rig the upper deadeye. If you follow the photos, you should be able to see the steps involved. The gap at the deadeye will be closed when the two deadeyes are rigged together and seized.

Foremast Shrouds 03

Foremast Shrouds 03


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Foremast Shrouds 10





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November 26, 2011

The latest. I call myself trying to rig the Lanyards per as accurate as I can. Pictures do not lie - I think they look a little better in real life.

These are fairly fun to do, Except I am going to have to think of a jig or something to get those dudes in line. The second set was tough as I could not figure out at the time a good method. It is what it is.

I put CA on the lighter colored .15mm line about 20mm or so that it would be very stiff. This was the only way I could feed that end of Lanyard back through the upper crest of the deadeye and back around again to tie it off.

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Foremast Shrouds 11


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Foremast Shrouds 12


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December 28, 2011

The latest. It has been about a month since I updated my Trinidad build. I apologize for this for those that have been following this build. However, you can also see the build log on http://www.shipsofscale.com/phpBB3/
As you can see, all I have done is continue with the installation of the Shrouds and Lanyards.

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Foremast Shrouds 15


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February 12, 2012

Well, I am back working on the ST again. It has been a while - like at least two full months before I touch it. I had to get my self all mental for this - drag the books out to see how to rig the lanyards again. As you can see I finally have one side full done for the lower foremast shrouds and lanyards. I have a pair on the opposite side to do. Then I must make a decision to either rig the upper shrouds or mount the Main Mast and begin work on it. The pictures are not the best as I have many light sources bouncing around and did not feel like putting the ship in my photo shot box. So, the images are not that great, but at least put the point across. I know that some will notice the scuff marks on the fore tree section (mast) and I will work on that when the time comes. (can't think of the term exactly for this part)

Enjoy !

Donnie

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Foremast Shrouds 21


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February 18, 2012

These following photos reveal the last of the Rigging of the Foremast lower shrouds.

Enjoy !

Donnie

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Foremast Shrouds 25


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Foremast Shrouds 29





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February 19, 2012

EDIT: Before reading, take note that I changed the Futtock Stave and removed it for a larger one. Not only that, I also lowered the Futtock Stave about 4mm. The shroud lines were just to close to manage further rigging. Please see the February 20, 2012 log entry.


Here, I am showing how I manage to require the Futtock stave to be inline and parallel to the top (Mast Tree) and the Railing on the ship. Before I added the Futtock Stave, the tension angles of the Shrouds produced an offset angle. In other words, the total angle of the shrouds had a tendency to swing or point inwards to the bow. When I added the Futtock stave, I was able to correct this offset and make the shroud pairs become straight and parallel with the ship. In order to accomplish this, I had to provide a lot of tension starting from the leading upper deadeye extending down to the leading shroud. This made the shrouds and Futtock Stave line up in agreement with the rest of shroud assembly. I decided to use a metal rod for the Stave. I hope that the photos will provide itself enough explanation.

Enjoy !

Donnie

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Foremast Shrouds 25


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Foremast Shrouds 26





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February 20, 2012

I decided to remove the Futtock Stave as I felt it was too close to the TOPS. I lowered it about 4mm. Also, the iron bar is slight thicker too. (1.0 mm)

Enjoy !

Donnie

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Foremast Shrouds 27





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February 21, 2012

This shall begin the installation of the Foremast Futtock Shrouds. (after much study on the plans). These do not seem to be standard against other ships. It is what it is - I went by the plans and keep going.

Enjoy !

Donnie

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Foremast Shrouds 28





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