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Re: Standing/Running Rig diagrams?
by "authentic" what i meant was that i intend on trying to make the rigging look like it should. the boat i am building is only 11.75' long, so really getting rigging and everything is slightly overkill. But its the presence and style that i am going for. I will most likely be using a synthetic rope as they (from what i hear) offer up less complications.
What i was looking for was .. yeah.. diagrams of how to make the things and such, or how they are rigged up. I cant find detailed enough pictures online, and mostly just modern things with wenches and electric motors on youtube.
If you can find a copy of the Discovery Channel TV Series "Getting Afloat", I think you'll find that helpful.
It's filmed in the UK, but in restoring an old gaff-rigged Sharpie dinghy, Nick does a very good job of explaining how various parts of the rig are made and how they work.
Good luck with your project.
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