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XIV. THE FOREMAST YARDS: Main, Top, Lower Topgallant, Upper Topgallant.

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February 28, 2013

Well, after some reading several books, I decided to take the bitt (Knighthead) off the Foremast base deck. I wanted to install a double pulley (sheave) as it seems that either the lower yard lift passes through this or the Top Rope. The Top Rope (if I have that term correct) is when they hoist the upper mast and set it. For what ever reason, this arrangement is in detail. So, I guess this (double pulley in the knighthead) is my first departure on a modification that is not included anywhere in the kit.
The Double Pulley is exactly 4mm (d) x 1.5mm (w) - the center offset of the groove is at .375mm and then 1.12mm roughly. I did not have any design - so I made up my own as I went. So with that said, here are the images for such:

Fore Knighthead Pulley 01

Fore Knighthead Pulley 01
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Fore Knighthead Pulley 02

Fore Knighthead Pulley 02
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Fore Knighthead Pulley 03

Fore Knighthead Pulley 03
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Fore Knighthead Pulley 04

Fore Knighthead Pulley 04
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March 3, 2012

Yes, ... I know this is a lot of images. But, I figure that if anybody is working on the Trinidad. they will need them (something). However, let me say that I say this with great humility - I am not an expert. I am just showing what I have done. Basically, I ditched the rigging plan on this part. I just made it up as I went along.

The Rigging plan for this part is simply defies logic. Maybe you can tell that this is how it is NOT done - not sure - just doing what I can with it. Good luck with your Trinidad that is if you dare to go there !!! fingers crossed

Again, thank you for tuning in and I really appreciate all the kind words. I really do.

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 01

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 01
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 02

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 02
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 03

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 03
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 04

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 04
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 05

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 05
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 06

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 06
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 07

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 07
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 08

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 08
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 09

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 09
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 10

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 10
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 11

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 11
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Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 12

Running Rigging Foremast to Pins 12
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April 28, 2013

A lot of frustration went into the rigging of the Fore Mast - and probably the end result is some problems. But, I must move on. In the process of tidying up some lines, I managed to pull or snap completely loose and free the aft belaying pin rack as it went flying in the air back down on the other rigging.
Actually had all the lines and belaying pins attached. Glued it back ! Enough of this. Time to move on.

What is next is that I do not have any Main Mast Yardarms done at all. 4 of these will have to be build along with associated rigging. I would say that for me, the most easy is to rig the running rigging onto the Yards with Sails as much as you can and let the lines hang down or curl them up or whatever to keep them in order.

Here are the steps involved in the Rope hanging around the Belaying Pins. Use Plenty of beeswax. Not all beeswax is the same and some places cheat by selling you "candle wax".

Belaying Pin Ropes 01

Belaying Pin Ropes 01


Belaying Pin Ropes 02

Belaying Pin Ropes 02


Belaying Pin Ropes 03

Belaying Pin Ropes 03


Belaying Pin Ropes 04

Belaying Pin Ropes 04


Belaying Pin Ropes 05

Belaying Pin Ropes 05


Belaying Pin Ropes 06

Belaying Pin Ropes 06


Belaying Pin Ropes 07

Belaying Pin Ropes 07


Belaying Pin Ropes 08

Belaying Pin Ropes 08


Belaying Pin Ropes 08

Belaying Pin Ropes 08


Belaying Pin Ropes 09

Belaying Pin Ropes 09


Belaying Pin Ropes 10

Belaying Pin Ropes 10


Belaying Pin Ropes 11

Belaying Pin Ropes 11


Belaying Pin Ropes 12

Belaying Pin Ropes 12


Belaying Pin Ropes 13

Belaying Pin Ropes 13


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Belaying Pin Ropes 19

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