Constitution All Sails Up and Flying

It was 1989 when I started building a large 1/4"= 1 foot scale model of Constitution and today, 16 years and 18,000 hours later, I honestly believe this is how she was rigged during her last chase, exactly one hour prior to her last battle ...

Constitution   All Sails Up and Flying

It was 1989 when I started building a large 1/4"= 1 foot scale model of Constitution and today, 16 years and 18,000 hours later, I honestly believe this is how she was rigged during her last chase, exactly one hour prior to her last battle against the British HMS Levant and HMS Cyane. I had already invested more than four thousand hours in the construction of this model, and had intended, upon completion of the hull, to proceed with the stepping of masts and rigging her just as I had done previously on other models. However, In February 1992, when Commander Martin presented me with an original typescript of Midshipman Edward Clifford Anderson's notes on the rigging of the ship in 1834-35 at Boston, the earliest such specific information known, I decided I would follow Midshipman Anderson's directions and record the progress, step by step, discovering for myself what was done and how. This meant creating additional scaled parts relating to sheer poles, etc. to simulate exactly how the masts and the bowsprit, etc. were stepped in this era, and for this reason. Due to the equipment available today, and rightfully so, I do not believe that Constitution, or any ship's from this era, will ever again be rigged, including the stepping of the masts, using sheer poles and tackle only, and so I chose, while this one and only opportunity lent itself, to show this pictorially.

The Gaff Rig Handbook

The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.

The Gaff Rig Handbook

The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.

The Working Guide to Traditional Small Boat Sails

It is not necessarily the most efficient or effective rig. This book lets sailors rediscover the practical advantages—and the aesthetic delights—of such configurations as the sprit sail, the gaff sail, the lug sail, and the gunter rig.

The Working Guide to Traditional Small Boat Sails

Make your modern sailboat look (and work) like a salty classic. The Golden Age of Sail is long past, sadly, and much of its lore is nearly extinct. Sailboats now almost uniformly use the Bermudan sloop rig—a triangular jib and a triangular mainsail. But that rig evolved mainly to meet esoteric yacht-racing measurement rules. It is not necessarily the most efficient or effective rig. This book lets sailors rediscover the practical advantages—and the aesthetic delights—of such configurations as the sprit sail, the gaff sail, the lug sail, and the gunter rig. It also includes valuable information on marlinspike work like rope-whipping and eye-splicing; and tips on converting your modern sailboat to a traditional rig. ______________________ Some reviews: “This will become the classic book on traditional rigs for small boats. . . . A concise and thorough compendium on using low-cost and efficient traditional rigs, the kind that not only look better but work better on small boats than their modern counterparts.” —Gary Blankenship, Duckworks Magazine “The ‘traditional’ rigs here are the kind you’ll find on the clinker plywood designs of Iain Oughtred and the like; rigs with polyester sails and running rigging. Tufnol blocks and stainless steel shackles. ‘Modern traditional boats’, if you’ll forgive the phrase. Similarly, there’s a nice mix of old and new the manner the material is presented: old in the cleanliness of the page design; new in the extensive use of colour close-up photographs to illustrate details of the rigs. Highly recommended.” —Water Craft Magazine "Mr. Nichols does an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals in terms that are useful to old salts looking to tweak their rigs, builders trying to figure out what's next, and admirers of traditional design." —Good Old Boat

Understanding Rigs and Rigging

"Understanding Rigs and Rigging will provide you with the information you need to rig your boat properly. "This is an exceptionally detailed look at everything above the deck on a sailboat.

Understanding Rigs and Rigging

Understanding Rigs and Rigging by Richard "Jud" Henderson provides you with a detailed look at a subject that is too important to gloss over. Beginning with a review of the history of sailboat rigs, Henderson moves quickly to modern fore-and-aft rigs, taking time for a sampling of the more exotic rig configurations that may be seen sailing today, such as the luna, modern Chinese lug rigs, cat ketches, and wing sails. There is a thorough look at masts and other spars, with a very complete discussion of wood, aluminum, carbon-fiber, and other materials as they are used in spar construction. You will find out how best to utilize your rig in a manner compatible with your sailing interests. There are chapters on standing and running rigging, with a detailed look at their components; discussions of rigging constructions such as wire and rod, and the most effective terminal fittings for each; and information on turnbuckles, chainplates, tangs, and backstay adjustors. Henderson gives you a comparison of halyards (should yours be all rope, or wire and rope?); a look at winches, cleats, blocks, and levers; and a most helpful section on deck layout. You will also read about sail trim and basic aerodynamics, and learn how to set up and tune your rig to optimize rake, shroud tension, lateral bend, mast flexing, and stay tension. The final chapter looks at improvements, modifications, and offshore rig considerations, including such elements as changing mast length and converting a sloop to a yawl or cutter, or vice versa. Throughout the book, Jud Henderson draws on his experience to focus on safety issues. For the newcomer and the experienced sailor alike, there is no excuse for putting a poorly selected rig in any boat that may venture offshore. Understanding Rigs and Rigging will provide you with the information you need to rig your boat properly. "This is an exceptionally detailed look at everything above the deck on a sailboat. Henderson is an experienced author and sailor, and he has organized a tremendous amount of information in one volume."--Yachting"Details specific enough to guide sailboat owners in assessments of their own rigs are the strength of this survey. After reading this book's recommendations on points as various as how to keep a mast heel dry and how to check for correct bend in shroud tangs, many readers will make some changes."--Soundings

Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

A richly illustrated reference on sailing ships from around the globe combines more than 450 full-color photographs with detailed descriptions of various types of vessels and rigging to provide an overview of each ship's specifications, ...

Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

A richly illustrated reference on sailing ships from around the globe combines more than 450 full-color photographs with detailed descriptions of various types of vessels and rigging to provide an overview of each ship's specifications, statistics, unique characteristics, rigging, tonnage, use, owner and crew, and history of each vessel, along with a helpful glossary of nautical terminology.

Sail and Rig Tuning

Ivar Dedekam's revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail aerodynamics. The book covers the many variations in boat, sail and rig design.

Sail and Rig Tuning

Fantastic computer graphics systematically explain how to tune-your-yacht, keelboat or dinghy. This beautifully illustrated and well-organised book shows the reader step by step, how to trim their sails and rig for maximum performance. Ivar Dedekam's revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail aerodynamics. The book covers the many variations in boat, sail and rig design.

The Historical Register of the United States From the declaration of war in 1812 to January 1 1814

At 5 , finding from the advantage his stern guns gave him , that he had done
considerable injury to our sails and rigging , and being within point blank shot , I
gave orders to put the helm to starboard and fire our main deck guns ; this
broadside ...

The Historical Register of the United States  From the declaration of war in 1812  to January 1  1814

Contents.--v. 1-2, From the declaration of war in 1812 to Jan. 1, 1814.--v. 3-4, For 1814.

Dph Sports Series Sailing

Contents: Safety, Theory of Sailing, Boat Handling, Spinnaker, Fitness for Sailing, Sails, Rigging, Wind, Water and Sail, Sailing in Heavy Weather, Preparing for a Sail, Reading the Weather, Enjoying Sailing, Rules of the Navigation.

Dph Sports Series Sailing

Contents: Safety, Theory of Sailing, Boat Handling, Spinnaker, Fitness for Sailing, Sails, Rigging, Wind, Water and Sail, Sailing in Heavy Weather, Preparing for a Sail, Reading the Weather, Enjoying Sailing, Rules of the Navigation.

The Elements and Practice of Rigging Seamanship and Naval Tactics

The first English manual of best naval practice for aspiring young officers, first published in 1794.

The Elements and Practice of Rigging  Seamanship  and Naval Tactics

The first English manual of best naval practice for aspiring young officers, first published in 1794.

The art of rigging

a top - mast , and occasionally carries a top - sail ; and , abaft the mast , a gaff -
sail , like a ship's spanker . The bowsprit is long , nearly horizontal , with a jib and
flying jib - boom , upon which the headsails are set . RIGGING A CUTTER .

The art of rigging


Sail and Rig

The complete guide on how to trim sails and tune rigging for all conditions, making the boat sail faster and safer. Thoroughly researched with riggers, sailmakers and elite sailors, this book should be part of every sailor's basic kit.

Sail and Rig

The complete guide on how to trim sails and tune rigging for all conditions to make the boat sail faster and safer. A well-trimmed sailing boat is not only faster - it heels less, balances better and is more comfortable. Wear and load is reduced and expensive gear lasts longer. The risk of damage or rig failure is significantly lower when you know how to take care of your rig and sails. This book provides a clear understanding of the dynamics of rig and sail and how to get them working together in harmony with the elements. With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations throughout, the text is concise and precise, divided into sections to make it easy to find exactly what you need. Research was carried out with professional riggers, sailmakers and international elite sailors as consultants resulting in a book that should be part of every sailor's basic kit. This book appeals to every level of sailor - those with limited experience will find much to learn and the experienced sailor can develop competence and knowledge as the different aspects of trim are treated in depth.

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

This book, on the other hand, is a modern, objective appraisal of the evidence, concerned with the actualities as much as the theory.

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-rigged ships. Modelmakers, marine painters and enthusiasts need to know not only how the ships were rigged but how much sail was set in each condition of wind and sea, how the various manoeuvres were carried out, and the intricacies of operations like reefing sails or 'catting' an anchor. Contemporary treatises such as Brady's Kedge Anchor in the USA or Darcy Lever's Sheet Anchor in Britain tell only half the story, for they were training manuals intended to be used at sea in conjunction with practical experiences and often only cover officially-condoned practices. This book, on the other hand, is a modern, objective appraisal of the evidence, concerned with the actualities as much as the theory. The author's facility in a remarkable range of languages has allowed him to study virtually every manual published over a period of nearly four centuries. This gives the book a completely international balance and allows the author to describe for the first time the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world.

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Explains exactly how ninteenth-century sailing ships were controlled and discusses rigging, sails, steering, tacking, storms, and emergency procedures

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Explains exactly how ninteenth-century sailing ships were controlled and discusses rigging, sails, steering, tacking, storms, and emergency procedures

The Progressive Ship Builder

m vame of boom , = 4 feet 3 inches ; rake of fore order to secure the spread of sail
necessary , mast three fourths , mainmast seven eighths , the size of the sails ,
rigging , and spars mizzenmast nine eighths of an inch to | must be greatly ...

The Progressive Ship Builder


Sails and Sailmaking

Also, Weights and Sizes of Ropes; Masting, Rigging, and Sails of Steam Vessels, Etc

Sails and Sailmaking

Also, Weights and Sizes of Ropes; Masting, Rigging, and Sails of Steam Vessels, Etc

The Best of Sail Cruising

Experts on ocean and coastal cruising present information on boat layout and construction, sails and rigging, navigation, safety, and proven sailing methods

The Best of Sail Cruising

Experts on ocean and coastal cruising present information on boat layout and construction, sails and rigging, navigation, safety, and proven sailing methods

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

Questioning in respect to their knowledge of sails , rigging and reeving running
gear , using the deep sea and hand ... of signal lights , compass , steering and
handling of vessel , sending up and down spars , making and shortening sail .
5th .

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York