Building Raptor Hull #703 - Part 3 - Rigging The RaptorBy Joel Rodgers #703 "Raptor" (4ar)
The Bow Sprit is rigged using stainless eye hooks, and it is rigged to the Bow Sprit support by use of a carabiner, a turnbuckle, a pelican hook and cord.
The mast stays are made by making a loop on one end of the rope and attaching it to the hull by using a combination of a carabiner, a turnbuckle, pelican hook and a stainless eye hook.
Here the loop is sliped over the top of the mast & hooked to the eye hook on the Bow deck.
There are a total of three Mast Stays. The forward mast stay is about half way up the mast. The port and starboard mast stays are about 9" (nine inches) back from the center of the mast.
The folowing pics, I have removed the mast stays to avoid any confusion of the sail rigging. The Jib is conected to the tip of the Bow Sprit with a carabiner. The top of the jib has a rope attached and the rope is pulled through a pulley and tied off to one of the four cleats at the bottom of the mast.
The Gaff is pulled up by a rope that is just looped to the Gaff and then run through a pulley at the top of the mast and then tied off to one of the four cleats at the bottom of the mast.
The Throat Outhaul (of the Gaff) has a rope attached to it and is pulled down and tied off to one of the four cleats on the bottom of the mast.
The Tack Outhaul (of the Boom) has a piece of rope attached and is pulled down and tied off to one of the four cleats at the bottom of the mast.
The Clew Outhaul (of the boom) has a rope attached and this is the control line for the Boom.
The line runs from the Clew Outhaul through a pulley on the stern port and then through a pulley on the stern starboard, then though a pulley attached to the boom near the Clew Outhaul and then through a pulley near the center of the Boom.
I hope this all makes since and helps anyone who is unfamiliar to this type of rigging.
Thanks, and Good Sailing.