- Nov 26, 2018
I am sorry Vince, can you please explain what you mean by a 'self tightening wrap' and how is it done?Working on the bowsprit. Tapered it down and finished it with a clear natural stain since the actual walnut color of the wood is perfect as is. I wrapped the wooldings with 1.0mm black cord. I used a self tightening wrap that does not need knots and comes out nice and even. The upright brackets for the spritsail top mast is also lashed in place.
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Hi Tony,I am sorry Vince, can you please explain what you mean by a 'self tightening wrap' and how is it done?
And can you let us know the name and author of the book you referred to?
Hi Vince,Hi Tony,
Here is a crude drawing of how to wrap wooldings. I hope you can understand my diagram.
The book is "The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720" by R.C. Anderson. It is the best book I have ever seen for tips on rigging ships. It has explanations and drawings for every part of the rigging and references many of the actual ships, including the SOS. I used it for most all of the rigging since I did not use the rigging plan in the kit. I am still using it for the Royal William. You can buy it on line at Amazon. See page 29
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