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Clewline attachment to Topsail yard,HMS Cheerful

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How would the clewline be attached to the Topsail Yard ?

 

1) By an eye then lashed to the yard.

 

2) By an eye with the running end passed through the eye

 

Lees shows the second option but that is on a model from 1692. The pix of other models are not really

clear enough to see an alternative.

 

Thanks,

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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Good Evening Dave;

 

Depends on the size of ship and the date. Can you give us a bit more information.

 

All the best,

 

Mark

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Here is an illustration from Mondfeld, as well as a grab from Chuck's build log.

The line would be seized to the yard, then lead through the blocks as seen in the drawing.

 

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Edited by Gregory

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Thanks Gregory,

I will just form an eye and sieze the Clewline to the yard. The Mondfeld

illustration and Chucks rigging plan don't actually show how  it's attached to the yard. Also

Lees doesn't say how in the text in his book. Likely standard practice and not worth mentioning.

 

Mark,the model is of the cutter HMS Cheerful scratched from Chucks' plans.

 

Thank you,

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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not sure if this helps - I have few pics as sails are being handles - i wll see if I can find  better one if you like

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I have the privilege of  being on several working vessels the top one is off Plymouth UK the other one  is off Fiji !!

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Hi

 

Anderson also states that the clew is secured to the yard with a timber hitch so it appears this was the method from the 17th century to the 19th century.  

 

Allan

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Thank you Allan and BE,a timber hitch it will be. I have Andersons' books didn't think to look in there :(

 

Spyglass,lovely photo's,thanks for posting them.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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