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Will this help?

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I didn’t really know what I was doing with my first attempt at rigging, but this is how the attempt turned out.

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@Pathfinder65
yep, that helps.

I think my block is to low on the main mast, after looking at your ship.
Also my sail may be a little to long or maybe the masts to short?

I'll have to decide if I want to move the block or live with what I did.

Thanks for the visual image, it helps greatly.
 
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@Pathfinder65

As I may have mentioned the manual and my schematics of the Enterprise don't match.
I have rigged the yards according to the manual but I need to look at the schematic to see where and how the rigging lines run.

So far I've been able to guesstimate but rigging the main mast sails has so many blocks and lines I'm finding it difficult to connect the dots.

Already messed up the gallient top main mast rigging, so took it apart.
Your last picture helped me figure that out.

Do you have any more pictures showing the main mast rigging for the 3 sails?
If so can you post them?

I've looked on your build page and that helped some.
 
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@Pathfinder65

As I may have mentioned the manual and my schematics of the Enterprise don't match.
I have rigged the yards according to the manual but I need to look at the schematic to see where and how the rigging lines run.

So far I've been able to guesstimate but rigging the main mast sails has so many blocks and lines I'm finding it difficult to connect the dots.

Already messed up the gallient top main mast rigging, so took it apart.
Your last picture helped me figure that out.

Do you have any more pictures showing the main mast rigging for the 3 sails?
If so can you post them?

I've looked on your build page and that helped some.
Hi Rowboat,

I sent a PM with rigging plans, they aren’t for the Constructo build, but should give you a good idea of how the various lines run and terminate.

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Thanks again @Pathfinder65 ,

I have been able to determine the rigging lines from the top gallient fore mast however I am having concerns on the block rigging for the clue and tack lines ( the bottom corner lines at the loop).

It looks like the 2 rigging lines on each side tie off to the 1 corner loop on each side.

In the picture the red arrows point to the 2 different rigging lines.
The blue circle is where I tie both lines off.
Does this look correct?

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I must say after studying your ship, that it looks much sharper and cleaner.
If these ships were dolls yours would be Barbie and mine Raggie Ann ;)
 
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I think I have it figured out.

Once I tied both lines to the same corner of the sails ( two on the left and two on the right) I played around with the rigging.
Checking how loosening and tightening worked.
The line coming from the top gallient yard and tying off at the left corner is used to pull that corner up and towards the mast.
The line coming from the top foremast yard and tying off at that same corner is used to pull the sail back into place.

Looking at schematics didn't really point this out, at least to my newbie eyes.
Once I committed to tying off both rigging lines to the same corner I was able to figure it out.

Things are rolling along now.

I have 7 sails mounted, 4 of them are completely rigged.
I still have 3 sails to sew, mount and rig.

I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this buildShip-1.
 
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I have not been happy with the rigging on the top main mast Gaff sail.

After studying the schematics for far to long I decided to go with what I was seeing.
Now you may ask yourself, "WTH is he talking about? He was supposed to do that from the start. ".

You see, I like doing things wrong the first time, I guess I learn more that way.
Actually the problem is I tried using the manual and "looking at other members rigging". Which just confused me more.

The schematic shows the top main mast gallient yard with a rigging line coming off the starboard side (actually tied to the yard) then running through the block at the end of the bottom gaff yard, then following the bottom gaff yard towards the mast where it goes through another block and then down towards the deck, finally being tied off.

The top gaff sail seems only to be tied to the bottom gaff yard.

Well, I hope everyone is thoroughly confused.

Here's some pics.
This image shows the rigging now tied off to the starboard side top gaff yard, as well as showing the 2 blocks the rigging runs through.


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This picture shows the port side rigging tied off to the top yard gaff.
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This image shows the top gaff sail tied off to the bottom gaff yard.
Originally I had tied the rigging to the sail.

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I can't make it anymore confusing than that, .
Right or wrong, I now like the way the sail hangs and can be adjusted.
 
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Why did know one warn me of the rat's nest coming up in rigging the foremast sails. holy crap!

Lots of work verifying which line goes where and where to tie it off at.
Countless times grabbing the wrong line and trying to make it work (that's on me of course, lol, the whole thing is on me).

Anyway here's some progress.
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A close up view.
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A closer up view...
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A closer closer view
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It should be in your conversations, the little envelope next to the alerts bell at the top of the forum picks.

Jan
Found them and there's quite a few images.

Thanks again, they are very helpful.
Sorry for all the bother, another few weeks and this build should be finished :).

Once I get some new rigging line in to finish the sails, only have the 3 jib sails left, then I can install them.
Probably move the Enterprise off the main work table as all that will be left is cleaning up any rigging lines.
 
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Glad to help, I had a lot of questions even having the rigging plans. Those plans went by snail mail to Australia to help with another Constructo Enterprise build.

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Any idea what this symbol in the pic is below.
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I'm working on the jib rigging and cannot figure out what this is.
Disregard any hand written notes.
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Any help is appreciated., thanks
 

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Congrats on your nice accomplishment! Great model and I am sure it will beautify any place she will rest on. Bottle
 
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Thanks everyone for the comments.Thumbs-Up

I hope to be done soon.

Then I'll post the final pics.

Started this in Oct. 2019, so approximately 1 1/2yrs to complete.Bottle

Bought this kit on Ebay thinking I got a steal of a deal, lol, ended up costing me,Banknote-USDBanknote-USDBanknote-USDBanknote-USDBanknote-USD.

Learned a tremendous amount about wooden model ship building.

It's kind of funny that some of the things I was so worried about in the build turn out to be no big deal.

Most of the deck is covered so any flaws are hardly noticeable, unless you're a model ship builder.

The rudder and planking underneath the stern, will hardly show any flaws.

That damn Stem, I broke 4 or 5 times, looks just fine now. :cool:

The planking, though not laid correctly, looks fine on the ship.

Probably one last post coming for this build and then starting the Black PearlShip-1

Well, I have run out of the emoticons for this post so till later, Beer
 
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