Jib sails

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I’m building the USS Constitution. I’ve looked at a lot of sails being made, but I can’t seem to find much on jibs. I don’t have a problem making or attaching them, but how do you bring them up or down. My instructions just showed them attached to the stays. They don’t show how they are raised or lowered. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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One place to start, this book has basic ship features across several centuries. Here is an example regarding staysails. It's only $23.00 USD on Amazon. Search for specific sources on USS Constitution, but many books lack the basics and the pictures that this book has.

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I see that you have found diagrams for the halyard uphaul and down hauls so at least some of your quest is in hand. The next step will be where the falls lead and terminate. If you don't find a book or reference you may have to use your own thinking coordinated with the other falls and pin rails. Not much help from me but I am sure that other SoS crew will be more precise.
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Some here who has built USS Constitution may be able to provide rigging tables or diagrams. I don't have any specific information on USS Constitution. Perhaps the Revell plastic kit might have decent rigging instructions.
 
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