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Rigging - raising masts made easy
Sep 1993 p117
Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Sails, rigs & rigging
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Raising & lowering masts
Jan 1996 p107  (1.00 pages)
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Boatowner's Sketchbook
Nov 2004 p75  (1.00 pages)
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Raising the mast
Aug 1994 p86  (0.66 pages)
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Author: Olaf Swabrick
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Raising dayboat mast. Devon dayboat. I use the winch on the front of my trailer and an old aluminium spar to raise and lower my mast single handed.
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Why aren't all rigs like this? Cat ketch rig
Dec 1995 p79-82  (3.50 pages)
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Description: With her unstayed masts and easy-to-reef sails, the Freedom 40 made a tremendous impact when she burst onthe scene back in 1976.
Cat-ketch rig. Set alongside conventional sloops, it was like comparing a bi-plane with a supersonic jet. The rig was strong because there was less to go wrong. It seemed like a salesman's dream and, up to a point, it was.. The only question was..
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Is your rigging resistant
Jul 1995 p53  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Denny Desoutter
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Rigging fatigue crack testing. Fewer masts may be lost overboard if a new electrical testing technique lives up to its promise.
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Spinnaker gybing made easy
Nov 1999 p68
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Fitting an emergency forestay
Jun 1995 p96  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Peter Davies
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Rigging-fitting an emergency forestay. The first modification was to fit twin forestays and to hank the storm jib onto the second stay together with its own halyard and sheets
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8 easy projects that made our boat better!
Nov 2001 p93-95
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A visor for a plotter; heavy bridle; theft deterrent; tap adaptor; whip or a dip; grand pavois; tackle organiser; glass carrier
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Don't let your mast down
May 1994 p94  (3.50 pages)
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Setting up and tuning your standing rigging can be a complex business, as most owners know very well. But for those who tend to take their rigs for granted, Denny offers a few hints.
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5 tips for pre-season rigging troubleshooting
Mar 2013 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
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Taking a good look at your deck gear can turn up a surprising number of problems. Two rigging experts give their top 5 tips: Twisted or chafing halyards, clutch cleaning, finding the weak link, fasten up and safety and security.
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Winter rigging
Nov 2004 p44-48  (5.00 pages)
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How to check your rig for hidden damage, then lay it up for the cold season
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Measuring and making new sails
Nov 2014 p20-24  (5.00 pages)
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A new suit of sails. What you need to measure; the genoa, the mainsail. Making the sails: once the sails were designed, we watched how they were made at Kemp's Wareham sail loft.
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Rigging checks
Apr 2003 p96-99  (3.60 pages)
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Description: Ready for spring special: Pre-season rig checklist
The most common cause of a dismasting is not extreme conditions but rigging failure due to lack of care. Jake Kavanagh asks rigging specialist Allan Barwell to describe a typical pre-season rig checklist.
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Rigging - how to check
Jan 1967 p65
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Reefing made easy
Nov 2011 p40-41  (2.00 pages)
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The RYA's best tips for downsizing sail. Reefing with a topping lift. Reefing without a topping lift. Reefing downwind.
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Tricks of the trade: Rigorous checks (rigging)
Apr 1995 p87  (1.25 pages)
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When was the last time you checked your rigging thoroughly? Duncan speaks to riggers who say this should be an annual event. A little investment in time and money could save a fortune or even a life.
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How to fit a self-taking jib track
Dec 1995 p61  (3.00 pages)
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Ideal for short-handed cruising, self-tackers are all the rage on new boats. But how easy is it to fit a self-tacking jib to an older craft. David tries Rutgerson's new DIY kit.
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Get the best from your sailmaker
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Choosing new sails and the benefit of having sails custom made
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How right is your rigging?
Sep 1998 p100-105  (5.00 pages)
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Up the mast often means out of mind. Gavin Davies looks aloft.
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Loading made easy
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Tips From The Trade
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Spring is here - time to attend to that list; Sails, Forward planning, Masts and rigging, Electronics - VHF & Sailing instruments, Varnishing.
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Offshore sails for cruisers
Feb 2009 p70-71  (2.00 pages)
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The sails made for Mike Perham's round-the-world attempt incorporate features that many cruising sailors would find useful
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DIY pushbutton reefing
Sum 2010 p70-71  (1.30 pages)
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Modifying a hand-cranked round-boom reefing system for electric operation from the cockpit
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Is my rigging all right?
Apr 2002 p110-111  (2.00 pages)
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Checking rigging on Moody 31
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Do It Yourself: Compression terminals
Apr 2007 p50-51  (3.50 pages)
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Masts - Renovating an anodised alloy mast
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Rig checks - what to look for
Dec 2005 p42  (1.00 pages)
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Rigging specialist Andy Postle of Allspars provides 13 essential tips for checking your stainless steel standing rigging.
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The black art
Jan 2011 p34-38  (5.00 pages)
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As the use of carbon in masts and rigging filters more and more into the mainstream, Matthew Sheahan considers the subtle differences in design and technique that affect performance
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Splice it yourself..
May 2000 p110  (3.00 pages)
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Simple eye splice. It's easier than you think. What you need and how to do it. It's not only fun, you can save money too.
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Sketchbook
Sep 2010 p87  (1.00 pages)
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Dick Everitt explains some different ways of raising and lowering masts.
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