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So I just brought all of my running rigging down to my belaying pin rack and it's pretty damn busy

 

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Whats the proper way to finish off the ropes?  I was thinking about CA'ing what I have in place then making some rope coils to cover the ugliness?  Any suggestions or criticism is welcome, nothing is permanent yet :)

 

 

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Well this may be a little too late, but.... The way I do it, is I just pull the thread through the pin hole, then put a minuscule drop of white glue in the pin and "plug" the pin in the hole trapping the thread. Snip it and place the coil over it "to cover the ugliness"... :)

 

Nice work with this section, btw.

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Well this may be a little too late, but.... The way I do it, is I just pull the thread through the pin hole, then put a minuscule drop of white glue in the pin and "plug" the pin in the hole trapping the thread. Snip it and place the coil over it "to cover the ugliness"... :)

 

Nice work with this section, btw.

 

Thanks Ulises, that makes a lot of sense, now I just have to decide how much work it would be to pluck those pins out.  I would have to redrill the pin holes as they were tight to begin with, adding the cord is going to make it even tighter.  And to be honest I'm not sure I have a lot of room on the rail to enlarge the holes enough for this.

 

I do it the way Ulises suggests.  It's not technically correct but is easier to manage and minimises the chance of a line pulling loose later.  And rope coils cover a multitude of sins!

 

haha, sins indeed, I may need to cover the entire build in rope coils :)

 

 

6 pins and 12 halyards? Missing a pin rail or is there  a routing problem?

 

Jud the kit called for a single pin rail with 6 pins, I can't find any decent pictures that show the main mast pin rail on the victory but I found others showing the pin rail for the fore and aft masts and there are certainly more pins in those.  I have enjoyed this kit but it has it's inaccuracies (E&T and AntonyUK have build logs for this same kit on the site and did quite a bit of kit bashing to bring more accuracy to it.

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Divarty,

 

I belay the line to the pin with several figure 8 loops and the last loop passing under the crossing line.  With all lines properly tensioned, I secure the belayed line with dilute white glue.  I recommend against CA glue as it can cause premature brittle failure of your rigging.  After rigging completion, I add seperate rigging coils fabricated from the appropriate rigging line using a jig.  As noted, some lines will be paired up on a single belaying pin.

 

Regards,

Pete

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Maybe it's my tri-focals but I see 9 belaying pins on that rack??

 

Not the trifocals just my inability to count past 6 :), it is indeed 9 pins on the rack.

 

Divarty,

 

I belay the line to the pin with several figure 8 loops and the last loop passing under the crossing line.  With all lines properly tensioned, I secure the belayed line with dilute white glue.  I recommend against CA glue as it can cause premature brittle failure of your rigging.  After rigging completion, I add seperate rigging coils fabricated from the appropriate rigging line using a jig.  As noted, some lines will be paired up on a single belaying pin.

 

Regards,

Pete

 

 

Thanks for the input and the pictures Pete, much appreciated.

 

ryan

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