First take a look at the Atkin's plan:
AS mentioned before the triatic is very important. In the image above the rigging wire goes from the top of the main to about 1/3 down on the mizzen. A bit of a bitch to rig the mast's individually, since you cant reach that high even standing on the thwarts. So at some point ( I thought ) someone thought of a great idea and put the connection to the mizzen lower with this little bit of hardware.
It seemed perfect for the triatic it even had a nice little turnbuckle to tension and tune the rig just so. There was a beautiful splice peice of rigging wire that at first glanced looked to be about the perfect length to connect the triatic. So yesterday I rigged it to the top of the main with a clevis pin that was marked for that spot. Ran the wire down to the turnbuckel and as you can see I was left with a LOT of slack I would say a good 6 to 8 inches.
Its going to be really hard to see it in this photo but maybe you can get the idea.
So what do I need to do?
Also in the Atkin plan there looks to be an additional forstay. Why ? There is a bronze loop on the front part of the shroud ring towards the top half of the main, but no wire was in the box of rigging. Also the only place to attach it would be this bronze eye on the deck just aft of the stem.
So does anyone have a clue? Oh and please please try to tell me in english Ian