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Boomkin Tackle

The ends of the Boomkins have a DeadEye and a Block with a Ring on the ends.

I Superglued some Brass Eye Rings on the ends of 2 Blocks.

I used a Clove Hitch with an extra loop to secure the Deadeye to the Boomkin. Same with the rest of them.

Port side Boomkin Tackle done

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…

Deadeyes into Forward Channels

Channels before sanding down the Notches
After sanding notches out and drilling Holes for the Deadeyes
Just taking a picture of the 1st one… I’m not sure if this is right, but I’m just going to leave it so the Gun Port Door will be able to open.
Port side Forward Channel done
Starboard side Forward Channel pre sanding
Testing out Gun Port Door
Holes for Deadeyes
Sorry… Got distracted with other stuff…