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When to serve and when to seize?

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A service (worming, parcelling, and serving) is applied to a line to resist damage to the line from rubbing and chafing.  You would normally find parts of the standing rigging served over (for example: the upper portion of the shrouds and stays where they pass around the masthead, collars for stays and bob stays)


A seizing joins two ropes together or part of a rope to itself and can be found everywhere in the rigging.



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Current Build:  Le Soleil Royal

Completed Build Amerigo Vespucci

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Hi Geoff,
In addition to what Henry mentioned, here is a picture.

I always think that a picture is worth a lot of words (or was that someone else who said that first?).



This came from the book by George Biddlecombe, The Art of Rigging.

Edited by Modeler12



Current build Cross Section USS Constitution  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/10120-cross-section-forward-area-of-the-uss-constitution/

Finished USS Constitution:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/103-uss-constitution-by-modeler12/


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