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Belaying of Reefing Tackles Query


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I have fitted the reefing tackles to the foremast topsail yard, but am having difficulty determining how the running part (hauling part) of the tackle is belayed for HM Bark Endeavour as of 1768/1770.  

 

According to the AOTS, there is a simple statement (callout number with comment)  that it is belayed at the associated Top.  The running rigging belay plan does not show the belay point.  Earlier diagrams for the Top indicate two eyebolts in the after part of the Top (located just aft of the lubbershole) on either side of the mast.  However, from what I can determine these are for the Topgallant Tye tackle?

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction please.  Peterson is too early to use as a reference and I cannot find anything in Lees (yet).

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Thanks Mark and Frankie; much appreciate your responses.

 

I have rechecked the AOTS (by Marquardt also) and again all that is said is  "belays at Top"  - so I think I will go with that - saves me a bit of rigging  also :).

 

Frankie, that is a good solution; I will see if I can achieve that as it is a bit fiddle to reach in there but I should be able to do it.

 

Many thanks again

 

Pat

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Hi Pat If it might help, have a look in this for how the replica does it.

I think that 20.6 is one one of the ropes you are talking about.

 

http://juwarki.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/VC-Man-final.pdf

 

And if I follow you correctly I think it is no 61 you are talking about.

 

Hooroo Chris

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Thanks Chris, yep it is 61; interesting they also bring it down.  Unfortunately for my rigging plan, I have been following the AOTS whom utilise these shroud cleats in a different sequence and it is already taken up.  More to ponder.

 

Appreciate your input, very useful.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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