I was thinking of adding a rope ladder to my baby stays as I have seen on many boats. I am wondering what is the procedure?
thank you. It really does help knowing the proper name for them. I had also heard the term stay attached to my two side standing rigging lines per side that go 1/3 of the way up the mast.It's called ratline, It's normally rigged on the shrouds, most boats
have only one baby stay. (stays is for and aft staying)
Stole this picture from here Ratline Rigging
You should be able to Google for ratlines and find more details.
keeping track of all of the names for everything on my boat is harder then remembering compound names in chemistry. my foremast has two spreaders, my aft has one. then I have numerous sails, some of those I have not memorized the name. I just learned that my spinnaker is not, its a gennaker. then my genoa overlaps the foremast, where my jib does not. Then you have to take personal preference into account, two people may call the same thing two different names. There are not enough level headed Bermuda rigged schooners on the planet to have a diagram made up
If you have more spreaders you have even more parts to name