I am coming up to the home stretch with this build.
I’m going to just compile all the Yard Braces for the Fore Mast Yards in 1 Post. These guys go backwards towards the Main Mast through the Blocks and secured down on the deck somewhere.
I had to experiment around with a few different techniques to be able to tie the line around the Belaying Pin. This is the method that works for me.
I have done the looping on the top side of the Belaying Pin both with some Tweezers or a Grab Hook.
Cross-jack – The lower yard on the mizzen or aftermost mast of a ship-rigged sailing vessel to spread the sheets of the mizzen topsail. It was so called because the term mizzen yard was in use for the lateen sail which was later replaced by the trapezoidal spanker sail set under a gaff. From about 1800 some ships set a square sail called the cross-jack from the cross-jack yard but it had limited use because of the interference with the spanker.
I have been away from progressing on my Ship while I was morning the loss of my dog Toby.
I’ve finally finished the Main Mast rigging and am now starting on the Fore Mast.
I have started using Translucent White Glue to Fix these loops and knots instead of Superglue because Superglue makes them go too hard and brittle. I just snapped a Block just now and had to redo the entire thing.
I have neglected updating this blog. I have accomplished a few of the Running Rigging on the Main Mast Spars.