Category Archives: HMS Surprise

Line Bundle Coiling Tool

Line Bundle Coiling Tool

I’ve found that it’s often really difficult to physically wind the Lines in and out of the Belaying Pins.

I’ve been pre-making the bundles on this tool, then attaching the coiled bundle on to the Belaying Pins. After which I can loop the line on the inside and make it fast with a drop of Superglue. It gives the illusion of having been wound around the Belaying Pin.

Take a bit of Line
Wind a few turns
Pass the line under then pass through to get a knot

Attaching Gaff to Mizzen Mast

I attached the Gaff to the Mizzen Mast using some Brass Beads as Parrels.

Beads

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
Throat Halliard

Then I used the lifting blocks for the first stage of connecting to Mast. This is called Throat Halliard.

Lefting Block
Peak Halliard

This portion of the Rigging of the Gaff is called Peak Halliard.

Boom Jaw

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…