Re: [bolger] Riggin Question
- Thanks for the advice. I am anxious to see what
effect that big, heavy stick has on the period of
roll. I don't expect to sail her much, but it will be
nice to have a get-home rig.
--- Allan Pickman <alpickman@...> wrote:
> I would say that your chainplates are far enough aft
> and outboard that your mast should be stable. On
> my Thistle, which has an about 23' long mast stepped
> "on deck", if you can call it that, the stays are
> about 2'9" off the center line, and 18" aft of the
> mast. There are no backstays, standing or running.
> the total sail area is about 180 square feet, a
> large main and a middling sized jib. the stays all
> land about 2/3 the way up the mast.
> Admittedly this is a heavily canvased dinghy, on
> which a capsize is likely to happen far sooner than
> a catastrophic failure of the standing rigging, but
> I think that your stays are OK, as long as
> everything is sound. Inspect everythig carefully,
> looking for corrosion, cracs and rot, and give it a
> try with what you've got.
> Bolger's 100 Small Boat Rigs has a lot of
> interesting history and philosophy, but not a lot of
> detail when it comes to sizing and laying out stays
> in the hills
> > Sam Glasscock <glasscocklanding@...> wrote:
> I will be setting
> up the mast on my little
> > motorsailer for the first time in a few weeks.
> > mast is a hollow spruce stick 20' in length. It
> > stepped on the coach roof over a compression
> > step is probably 5' above the waterline. There
> is no
> > spreader or back-stay. The shrouds attach to
> > plates on the sides of the deck house, about two
> > higher than the step. The attachment points are
> > 3' outside of the mast, and about 2.5' astern of
> > There is a forestay, of course. My questions:
> > shrouds so closely placed to the mast sufficient
> > carry the load from the side and astern? Should
> I add
> > a back-stay, or spreaders and lower shrouds? Is
> > a book, like Bolger's 101 sail rigs, that
> > how to calculate loading and whether the stays
> > sufficient? Presumably, she is alright as
> > but I have no idea how she has been modified over
> > years. The questions may be stupid ones, but
> this is
> > the first time I have handled a mast near this
> > and the close attachment points of the shrouds
> has me
> > a little worried. Thanks. Sam
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