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rockhard
03-20-2001, 10:43 PM
looking for information on tying sails to Mast hoops, also information on rigging a skipjack, how tight should the forstay be and the jib stay. also any ideas on how to tighten up the deck stays, using deadheads. I am planning on going sailing and when on one tack tighten the leaward stays and then tack over and do the same on the next tack, any ideas or sugestions?
Rock

rockhard
03-20-2001, 10:43 PM
looking for information on tying sails to Mast hoops, also information on rigging a skipjack, how tight should the forstay be and the jib stay. also any ideas on how to tighten up the deck stays, using deadheads. I am planning on going sailing and when on one tack tighten the leaward stays and then tack over and do the same on the next tack, any ideas or sugestions?
Rock

rockhard
03-20-2001, 10:43 PM
looking for information on tying sails to Mast hoops, also information on rigging a skipjack, how tight should the forstay be and the jib stay. also any ideas on how to tighten up the deck stays, using deadheads. I am planning on going sailing and when on one tack tighten the leaward stays and then tack over and do the same on the next tack, any ideas or sugestions?
Rock

Frank Hagan
03-20-2001, 11:51 PM
I've got some information on my Gaff Rig pages at http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/gaffrig.htm

For the mast hoop illustrations, click on the "Details" page, and then go to the Main Sail page. Here's one illustration that will probably work for you:

http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/hooptie.jpg

Tom Cunliffe has some sailing tips in his Hand Reef and Steer which can be seen at Amazon.com via this link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0924486406/franksweekendepr

Or, you can ask your favorite bookseller to order ISBN 0924486406 (there's another "Hand Reef and Steer" out there that is a treatise about solo-circumnavigation, so make sure you order the one by Cunliffe.)

The problem with all these resources is that they are usually pretty general in nature, and not specific to your boat. If you can find an association of people with the same boat, I think that will work best.

Frank Hagan
03-20-2001, 11:51 PM
I've got some information on my Gaff Rig pages at http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/gaffrig.htm

For the mast hoop illustrations, click on the "Details" page, and then go to the Main Sail page. Here's one illustration that will probably work for you:

http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/hooptie.jpg

Tom Cunliffe has some sailing tips in his Hand Reef and Steer which can be seen at Amazon.com via this link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0924486406/franksweekendepr

Or, you can ask your favorite bookseller to order ISBN 0924486406 (there's another "Hand Reef and Steer" out there that is a treatise about solo-circumnavigation, so make sure you order the one by Cunliffe.)

The problem with all these resources is that they are usually pretty general in nature, and not specific to your boat. If you can find an association of people with the same boat, I think that will work best.

Frank Hagan
03-20-2001, 11:51 PM
I've got some information on my Gaff Rig pages at http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/gaffrig.htm

For the mast hoop illustrations, click on the "Details" page, and then go to the Main Sail page. Here's one illustration that will probably work for you:

http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/hooptie.jpg

Tom Cunliffe has some sailing tips in his Hand Reef and Steer which can be seen at Amazon.com via this link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0924486406/franksweekendepr

Or, you can ask your favorite bookseller to order ISBN 0924486406 (there's another "Hand Reef and Steer" out there that is a treatise about solo-circumnavigation, so make sure you order the one by Cunliffe.)

The problem with all these resources is that they are usually pretty general in nature, and not specific to your boat. If you can find an association of people with the same boat, I think that will work best.

ken mcclure
03-21-2001, 07:34 AM
Take a look at "The Complete Rigger's Apprentice" by Brion Toss, published by International Marine. Probably avaliable thru the WoodenBoat bookstore.

ken mcclure
03-21-2001, 07:34 AM
Take a look at "The Complete Rigger's Apprentice" by Brion Toss, published by International Marine. Probably avaliable thru the WoodenBoat bookstore.

ken mcclure
03-21-2001, 07:34 AM
Take a look at "The Complete Rigger's Apprentice" by Brion Toss, published by International Marine. Probably avaliable thru the WoodenBoat bookstore.

rockhard
03-21-2001, 09:13 AM
Thanks, for the pictures and I really enjoyed your website. I have a Skipjack and if you know of a site that deals with them I would appreciate it.
Rock

rockhard
03-21-2001, 09:13 AM
Thanks, for the pictures and I really enjoyed your website. I have a Skipjack and if you know of a site that deals with them I would appreciate it.
Rock

rockhard
03-21-2001, 09:13 AM
Thanks, for the pictures and I really enjoyed your website. I have a Skipjack and if you know of a site that deals with them I would appreciate it.
Rock

Hughman2
03-21-2001, 10:15 AM
Heres some websites:
www.newmc.com/martha_lewis/ (http://www.newmc.com/martha_lewis/)

also contact Allen Rawl, who has restored several skipjacks at
www.shipsofwood.com (http://www.shipsofwood.com)

And for a good rigging message board, try
www.briontoss.com (http://www.briontoss.com)
Hope this helps, Cheers, Hugh

Hughman2
03-21-2001, 10:15 AM
Heres some websites:
www.newmc.com/martha_lewis/ (http://www.newmc.com/martha_lewis/)

also contact Allen Rawl, who has restored several skipjacks at
www.shipsofwood.com (http://www.shipsofwood.com)

And for a good rigging message board, try
www.briontoss.com (http://www.briontoss.com)
Hope this helps, Cheers, Hugh

Hughman2
03-21-2001, 10:15 AM
Heres some websites:
www.newmc.com/martha_lewis/ (http://www.newmc.com/martha_lewis/)

also contact Allen Rawl, who has restored several skipjacks at
www.shipsofwood.com (http://www.shipsofwood.com)

And for a good rigging message board, try
www.briontoss.com (http://www.briontoss.com)
Hope this helps, Cheers, Hugh

Moray MacPhail
03-22-2001, 07:01 AM
DO NOT tighten leeward shrouds on one tack, and then on the other. You will end up leaking like a sieve. Use plenty of tallow and a handy billy to set up your deadeyes when the rig is not under load.

Moray MacPhail
03-22-2001, 07:01 AM
DO NOT tighten leeward shrouds on one tack, and then on the other. You will end up leaking like a sieve. Use plenty of tallow and a handy billy to set up your deadeyes when the rig is not under load.

Moray MacPhail
03-22-2001, 07:01 AM
DO NOT tighten leeward shrouds on one tack, and then on the other. You will end up leaking like a sieve. Use plenty of tallow and a handy billy to set up your deadeyes when the rig is not under load.

John B
03-22-2001, 02:31 PM
I second that... do not tighten the leeward shrouds. We were discussing a well known Auckland yacht recently which suffered that fate on her maiden sail. That boat is still hogged. The story is in local legend.

John B
03-22-2001, 02:31 PM
I second that... do not tighten the leeward shrouds. We were discussing a well known Auckland yacht recently which suffered that fate on her maiden sail. That boat is still hogged. The story is in local legend.

John B
03-22-2001, 02:31 PM
I second that... do not tighten the leeward shrouds. We were discussing a well known Auckland yacht recently which suffered that fate on her maiden sail. That boat is still hogged. The story is in local legend.

Rambler
03-22-2001, 04:27 PM
I served as a Mate on Skipjacks on the Bay for a number of years and I cannot stress enough that tightening the rigging while underway is a bad idea. The cut of a skipjack's main is such that you will want a moderate amount of flex in the main mast. That creates their unique foil. With deadeyes and laniards, you should be able to tighten by hand alone. If it's bottle screws a small spike will do the trick. Just as long as your windward shrouds are tight you're OK.

Rambler
03-22-2001, 04:27 PM
I served as a Mate on Skipjacks on the Bay for a number of years and I cannot stress enough that tightening the rigging while underway is a bad idea. The cut of a skipjack's main is such that you will want a moderate amount of flex in the main mast. That creates their unique foil. With deadeyes and laniards, you should be able to tighten by hand alone. If it's bottle screws a small spike will do the trick. Just as long as your windward shrouds are tight you're OK.

Rambler
03-22-2001, 04:27 PM
I served as a Mate on Skipjacks on the Bay for a number of years and I cannot stress enough that tightening the rigging while underway is a bad idea. The cut of a skipjack's main is such that you will want a moderate amount of flex in the main mast. That creates their unique foil. With deadeyes and laniards, you should be able to tighten by hand alone. If it's bottle screws a small spike will do the trick. Just as long as your windward shrouds are tight you're OK.

Rambler
03-22-2001, 04:31 PM
Oh yeah, what's the name of the boat and where do you have it. If it in the B-more area I'd love to see her when she's ready...

Rambler
03-22-2001, 04:31 PM
Oh yeah, what's the name of the boat and where do you have it. If it in the B-more area I'd love to see her when she's ready...

Rambler
03-22-2001, 04:31 PM
Oh yeah, what's the name of the boat and where do you have it. If it in the B-more area I'd love to see her when she's ready...

rockhard
03-22-2001, 05:32 PM
The boat is the Charlotte E. Foster built in Maryland in 1975. I bought her in Charleston and she is in Pensacola florida getting pretty. 38 on deck

rockhard
03-22-2001, 05:32 PM
The boat is the Charlotte E. Foster built in Maryland in 1975. I bought her in Charleston and she is in Pensacola florida getting pretty. 38 on deck

rockhard
03-22-2001, 05:32 PM
The boat is the Charlotte E. Foster built in Maryland in 1975. I bought her in Charleston and she is in Pensacola florida getting pretty. 38 on deck