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Hi All,

While looking for a "Launching Ways" Display Stand, I came across this sketch called "Arrangement of Tackle for Hauling Ashore", its from a French book "Machines et Inventions", anyway the sketch shows two gangs of 12 pulleys and 6 Capstans.


My question is: How do I rig the two sets of hauling pulleys shown in the sketch?



You Can Never Have Too Many Clamps.......Si


Simon Sapot

Boynton Beach



Reference of Sketch

Max-Plank- Institut Fur Wissenschaftsgeshiche

Max Plank Institute for the History of Science


"Shipbuilding Practice and Ship Design Methods

from Renaissance to the 18th Century


Hauling Tackles.png

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Looks like you secure your line to the movable pulley bar and wind the rope clockwise around the pulleys and on out to the capstans taking the strain clockwise. If you have taken the rope from the the coil properly, twisting will be at a minimum. Suspect the outboard lines and capstans were used to get the hull into position and held on the beach before the blocks were rigged. then used to control direction.

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