I almost didn’t include these but I said what the hell…
2 Burton Pendants on Mizzen Mast
Just installed the Topping Lifts for the Boom. This is the one that gives the Boom upward support.
From tip of Boom to under Top
Running rig goes around Block under Top to a Block and Tackle secured at Pin Rail
Tied off on Belaying Pin on After Pinrail
Line Bundle using my
Line Bundle Coiling Tool.
I got the Gaff Rig Boom in. I also strung the Ensign Halliard to support it. Since I have no Sails on this rig.
Boom and Ensign Halliard rigged
I attached the Gaff to the Mizzen Mast using some Brass Beads as Parrels.
I used both Black and Brass Beads just for kicks… I doubt it’s historically accurate but it doesn’t look too bad…
Parrels around back of Boom Jaws
Then I used the lifting blocks for the first stage of connecting to Mast. This is called Throat Halliard.
This portion of the Rigging of the Gaff is called Peak Halliard.
Today I’ve been working on the Boom Jaws for the Spanker Boom.
The one that came with the kit didn’t look as authentic as the real ones so I made some out of some Walnut Stock I had.
Top ones provided with kit, bottom Boom Jaws I made from scratch
Attached to Boom
I use DAP Weldwood Cement and Super glue to attach it…
I needed to get the Boom and Gaff of the Spanker done so that I’m not forced to do this later on in tight quarters
I used a 4mm Dowel and I used my Lathe to sand it down to 2mm… Plus a 5mm Tip on the end.
That’s where a bunch of Running tackle will be tied.
Boom with Boom Jaws and Cleats
With Blocks on
After a long pause from being sick with the Shingles, I’m finally feeling up to begin ship building again.
Just finished the Preventer Stay for the Main Mast…
Main Stay on one side, Preventer Stay on the other side of Foremast