Running Rigging - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 07-03-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Running Rigging

I have just purchased a Laguna Windrose 20, that has no running rigging. I have found what presents itself as a manual for the boat but it has no running rigging diagrams. Can someone provide pictures, diagrams, or written instructions? Please
rneaul is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 07-06-2010
Senior Member
14432's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
There are some boats listed for sale on Craigslist. Since there has been no response here, you may want to contact one of those sellers for some pictures - and you may find one close to you that you could look at.

Alternatively, you could post some pics of your boat showing lower mast & boom and the deck layout which will likely prompt some assistance/advice from folks on Sailnet.

Also, let us know where you are located and you may find someone on here willing to help you.

Likely 5/16 - 3/8 inch polyester double braid will work for your sheets and 1/4 inch for control lines like vang & traveler. The lenghts are pretty easy to determine with a tape measure but check back in if you need specific help with that.
14432 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 07-06-2010
Telstar 28
sailingdog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Most boats are pretty simple to rig, especially smaller one that are not racing designs. The running rigging for a boat like yours would probably consist of the following:

Main halyard—goes up the aft side of the mast to raise the main sail.
Jib Halyard—goes up the foreward side of the mast to raise the jib/genoa.
Topping lift—you may or may not have a real topping lift, which is a line that goes up the aft side of the mast and is used to support the boom. Many smaller boats don't have a true topping lift, and often use either a fixed line that goes to the masthead or a small pigtail that comes off the backstay.
Genoa/jib sheets—This is usually a pair of lines that go aft to a set of blocks on each side of the boat and are then lead to a winch. On some smaller designs you may have a self-tacking jib, like that often found on Sonars, and you'll have a single jib sheet, not a pair.
Main Sheet—this is usually attached to the cabintop or cockpit, often to a car on a traveler, and goes to the boom. On some boats, especially those with a cabintop mounted mainsheet, the connection will be mid-boom rather than at the end of the boom. On some boats, there are two main sheets, one to port and one to starboard. On some smaller boats with tiller steering, the main sheet will be attached to blocks on the port and starboard side to allow the tiller to move without hitting the mainsheet.

5/16" lines are probably sufficient, but I'd go up to 3/8" lines for the sheets, since that will be easier on your hands. The mast will either have externally mounted blocks or internal sheaves. If the mast does not have exit slots cut into it, the halyards MUST RUN EXTERNALLY to the mast.

Photos will help.

The main on your boat is probably a 4:1 at most. If it is end-boom sheeted, then you will need the line to be about 5.6-6 times the length of the boom, depending on how it is rigged. If it is mid-boom sheeted, then you'll need it to be about 4.5-5 times the length of the boom. This is a rough estimate and may or may not be right, depending on how the boat is rigged.

Your jib sheets should be about 1.5 times the length of your boat, unless you have a very large genoa, in which case, they should probably be 2 times the length of the boat. This is a rough estimate and may or may not be right, depending on how the boat is rigged.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Standing Rigging Basics Mark Matthews Racing Articles 0 08-29-2004 08:00 PM
Running rigging in colors? Jonathan316 Gear & Maintenance 8 05-01-2004 09:13 PM
Replacing Your Standing Rigging Mark Matthews Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 12-15-2002 07:00 PM
Running Backstays Dan Dickison Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 05-14-2002 08:00 PM
Albacore Running Rigging CwC0712 Gear & Maintenance 0 09-24-2001 05:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome