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…
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.
I use DAP Weldwood Cement and Super glue to attach it…
This is the hitch I used to tie the Spanker to the Gaff.
(Nautical Terms) nautical to seize (a rope) with marline, using a hitch at each turn
light two-stranded rope