Bowsprit Shrouds

Putting in the 2 Bowsprit Shrouds. These are the ones that go sort of on the Trailboard, underneath the Cathead.

It’s to prevent lateral movement of the Bowsprit.

Port side Bowsprit Shroud in

I just used a couple of 3.5mm Bullseyes and I looped the .7mm Hemp line around it and Seized it with the usual Clove Hitch, French Loops with some Sewing String.

I ordered some Hearts but they haven’t arrived yet.

Port side Bowsprit Shroud
Starboard side Bowsprit Shroud
Here’s how it attaches to Hull
View from above… They came out even!

Attaching Figurehead

As I was working on the Rigging for the Bowsprit, I realized that I needed to put the Figurehead on before the area gets too crowded with Line.

Anyway, I used some Aleene’s Rapid Dry. I love the Instant Grip of this glue and the tight hold it has.

Figurehead attached

DeadEye Spacing Tool

I just made this Spacer that you put between your Deadeyes so that they come out at the same distance on the Shrouds above the Deadeye on the Channels.

Anyway, it works out to being 20mm apart… So I gave it 21mm to give it some wiggle room and stretching space…

It’s made out of a Popsicle Stick.

Bottom View
Top View

The idea is to slip the pins on the bottom into the Deadeye and slide the one from the Shrouds on to the top one. Then take down the slack on the Shrouds and serve the end.

Bobstay with Deadeyes

Just finished the first one of these Bobstays

Anyway, I put the Deadeye on the end of the Black .7mm Griffin line that I just bought.

Then I looked it through the 1mm Hole in the Stem and Seized the line on itself… Like so…

Line seized on itself
Seized Deadeye

Then I made the connection with the small line.

Both Bobstays are now on…

Bowsprit Gammoning

I am preparing to Gammon the Bowsprit to the Stem…

Getting everything ready
Filing out the Hole

I Seized the end of some .7mm Hemp line into a Loop.

Seized Loop

On the Seizing… I just made a Clove Hitch for the initial loop to secure the loop. Then I worked my way up using French Loops. Then a double loop to secure.

Seizing Line

I used French Loops all the way down… Seemed to work ok…. It’s tight too!!!