GaryKap Posted December 21, 2013 Share #1 Posted December 21, 2013 (edited) Are the jibboom and flying jibboom guys / guy pendants part of the standing rigging or running rigging? (this would be for RATTLESNAKE again). Also, the plans say they are "set up with single blocks and tackle hooked to eyebolt in bows". How large would these blocks be for a ship of her size (~90 feet)? Perhaps a more basic question...what is the purpose of the guy pendants? Any help that Forum members can provide will be appreciated. Thanks <<Gary> p.s. The reason for asking is that the Model Shipways Instruction Manual lists them as STANDING rigging (p. 33) as do the old texts on rigging. However, some of the Internet photos of completed RATTLESNAKE models, both MS and Mamoli, show beautifully crafted ships with the jibboom guys in tan, indicating running rigging. I can see that many folks on this forum are sticklers for detail and authenticity, and was hoping for some resolution as to which is correct. And I would still like to understand the purpose and function of the jbboom guys. Edited December 22, 2013 by GaryKap Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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