- Apr 20, 2020
great progress, it's looks beautiful
Pictures of my fluit are posted on https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/dutch-fluit-from-hoving-plans.4672/. The spread sheet I used for rigging in 1/64 scale is attached. I apologize for it being somewhat cryptic but all the data is there.Still working on the deck items but have a question about the rigging of the fluit.
What are the rules for determining the dimensions of rope for standing and running rigging?
Especially large ships such as man-of-war, Pinas, East Indiaman, etc.
When I scratch built the Utrecht, the Boyer and other smaller Dutch ships, I guessed the rigging and the results were good. Now I am building a larger ship en cannot guess the rigging anymore.
Books I have:
C. G. Davis, The Ship model builder's assistant
G. Biddlecombe, The art of rigging (pretty good explanations lots of tables but not how they got the numbers)
R. C. Anderson, The rigging of ships in the days of the spritsail Topmast 1600-1720
W. zu Mondfeld, Historic ship models (reasonable explanation)
M. Roth, Ship Modeling from stem to stern (very extensive explanations)
D.Steel The Art of Rigging (1796)
Are there other books, Excel spreadsheets, and URLs where the given question is discussed?
What are the math formulas with answers?
Can someone give me and write down an example?
Thank you very much.