Category: Rigging

Wedging the mast

Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 4, Number 6, November/December 2001. A small project that brings satisfaction and pride. An acquaintance raised the question concerning those little wedges that hold the mast in...

No Fear Mast Stepping!

Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 4, Number 3, May/June 2001. No trained elephants? Here’s an alternative In an article in November 2000, I touched upon the use of a quick and easy way for the lone sailor...

The Fore and Aft Rig

By Ted Brewer Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 4, Number 2, March/April 2001. While economics favor the sloop, other rigs have much to offer Sunshine, a 33-foot gaff sloop with a bowsprit The history of the...

A Slick Slot for Sail Slugs

Cleaning the mainsail track made easy Some time ago, Don Launer came up with a great device for lubricating the mainsail slot (see “Sailtrack Lubricator,” March 2008) but I have always thought there must be an easier way. Last...

Spreaders 101

They hold up the shrouds that hold up the mast Spreaders are struts attached to the sides of a mast to hold the shrouds away from the mast and increase the angle at which they meet the mast. The greater the angle between shroud...

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