Gabek Posted January 15, 2014 Share #1 Posted January 15, 2014 (edited) Hello folks. I'm almost done my first wooden build - AL's 'old' Swift - and I'm getting frustrated with the rigging. The plans and directions aren't much help in what knots or hitches should be used anywhere. I've been forced into doing lots of research (I have Lever, Longridge, and perhaps a dozen more books), which is ok but I can't seem to find a hitch or stop that would be used to attach the *middle* of a rope to a ringbolt. In this model the throat halliards are tied to ringbolts on the deck. With gaffs fully raised on the masts there should be a lot of rope on deck, and I'd like to tie off that line in a logical manner. The closest seems to be the slippery hitch - but was there a 'right' one? A second rigging question is about the flag. Did flags in 1805 American ships have grommets? Were toggles used to rig flags at this time? I'd welcome any advice on how to attach the flag to the halyard. By the way, does anyone who has built this model think that the rigging is haywire? Seems very illogical to me. Thanks! Gabe "So happy to be a part of MSW" K. Edited January 30, 2014 by GabeK Scotty W 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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