- Aug 8, 2019
They should be 50% of you're shrouds
I tink that you may try to to many at a time. Make 45 rows aday, and then do something else -kissing the wife, watch Football and the come back again and do a few more- Rome was Not bild one. P.S. I LIKE to do it, for me it is relaxing, as you concentrate all you brain- no time to think about others, when doing it.I hate doing ratlines!!!
NOT GOOD. Cheating is no good. The main problems -see it very often - is that builders do not take into account, that diameter of the ratlines are much thinner than the throughI always cheat with ratlines. You can thread the line through the middle of the shrouds instead of tying all those knots.
HelloI was having trouble controlling the free end of the ratline thread when tying clove hitches on the first shroud.
The Caldercraft thread is a bit springy and the first loop of the clove hitch tended to come undone.
I tried various solutions (involving paper clips etc) which failed.
I have now solved the problem by installing a dummy extra shroud at the side of the real ones.
I tie a simple, overhand knot around this to retain the end of the ratline.
I then have both hands free to tie, tension and control the first clove hitch. The later ones are no problem.
The dummy shroud is available for all the ratlines. It is the one to the left of the shrouds in the following photo.View attachment 206076
NO, IT IS NOT ME.i AM NOT FOND OF YOUTUBE. To me, it is a way to make money. Just snd your question over here or more personal,There is a video on Youtube where this fellow by the name of Donnie is rigging the lanyards on the Santisima Trinidad. Is that your video? If it is I have a question for you. Tks