JRB9019 Posted October 10, 2015 Share #1 Posted October 10, 2015 Hi all Having restarted my build of H.M. Pickle, I'm needing to make some decisions for later in the build. I've learnt by reading these forums that planning ahead is vital as some things need to be done before it's too late! Pickle builders and followers will be aware that no sails are involved in the standard kit. However, I am wanting to add sails to my model - but furled. Adding sails without the appropriate running rigging doesn't make sense, so I am wanting to add this also. My first actions are to identify the belaying points for the three fore-sails (forgive me if this is not technically correct, but I believe Pickle would have carried a Jib, Flying Jib, and a Fore Staysail). Pickle's belaying plans do not show these belaying points, however, Petersson's "Rigging Period Ship Models" refers to the belay points. However, in reality, it seems as if small racks are provided on the foredeck as well as various cleats attached for the various sheets. I was lucky enough to find a schooner almost like Pickle at a Tall Ships Day in Gloucester (UK) and took some photo's (but not enough it seems!!!!). One example shows this: And here is another version of belaying that I have seen: So, my question is - has anyone seen any full belaying plans for a Schooner, preferably of Pickle's size? I know that I will also have to tackle the halyard and downhaul arrangements for all the sails - I have photographed an example here, Again, any info on the belaying plans would be appreciated. Many thanks John thibaultron 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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