The Art of Rigging

The Art of Rigging

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Although mastery of the art of rigging is no longer required on board today's ships, legions of serious model ship builders who wish to rig their ships correctly need to learn the art in miniature. This book is widely considered the best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship. It is based on the extensively revised and updated 1848 edition prepared by Captain George Biddlecombe, a Master in the Royal Navy and former merchant seaman.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 214 x 214 x 9.91mm | 213.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486263436
  • 9780486263434
  • 86,485

Table of contents

PART I ALPHABETICAL EXPLANATION OF THE TERMS AND PHRASES USED IN RIGGING
Abaft or Aft
Abaft the Beam
Aboard or Inboard
Abreast
Ahead
Aloft
Aloof
Amidships
Anchor-stock tackle
An-end
Athwart
Avast
Awning
Back-stays
Beckets
Belaying
Bending
Bends
Bight
Binding
Bitts
Bitt the cable
Blocks
Block and block
Boarding-netting
Boatskids or Boomskids
Bobstay
Bolsters
Bolt-rope
Booms
Boom-irons
Boom tackle or boom jigger
Bowgrace
Bowsing
Bowlines
Bowline tackle
Bowsprit
Bowsprit-netting
Brace
Brails
Breast-rope
Breastwork
Breeching
Bridles
Bull's-eye
Bumpkins or Boomkins
Bumpkin shrouds
Buntlines
Buoy
Buoy-rope
Burton tackles
Button and loop
Buttons
Cable
Cablet
Cant
Caps
To cap a rope
Capsize
Capstan or capstern
To carry away
Cast-off
Catharpins
Catfall
Catheads
Chain cables
Chain plates
Chain sheets
Chain slings
Cheerly
Chestrees
Choaking the luff
Chock-a-block
Chocks of the rudder
Clamp
Clap on
Cleats
Clinch
Clue of a sail
Clue-lines
Coat
Coil
Coin or quoin
Collar
Come home
Come-up the capstan
Come-up the tackle-fall
Contline
Cordage
Creeper
Cringles
Crotchets
Crosstrees
Crow-foot
Crown of the cable
Crowning
Crutch
Cut-and-run
Davit
Dead-eyes
Dead-lights
Derrick
Dismantle
Driver or spanker-boom
Dolphin
Dolphin-striker
Down-hauler
Down-haul tackle
Earings
"Ease-off, or veer-away"
Elbow in the hawse
End-for-end
Ensign
Equip
Eye of a shroud
Eyelet-holes
Fag-end of a rope
Fake
Fall
Fancy lines
Fangs or lee-fangs
Fenders
Fathom
Fid
Fids
Fish
Flag-staff
Fleeting
Fly of a flag
Flying of sails
Fore-braces
Foul anchor
Foul hawse
Frapping
Frapping a ship
Freshen-hawse
Furling
Furling-line
Futtock plate
Futtock shroud
Futtock stave
Gaff
Gammoning
Gangway
Gaskets
Girtlines
Goose-neck
Grapnel
Gripes
Grommet
Ground-tackle
Gudgeons or braces
Gun-slings
Guys
Hag's-teeth
Halliards
Handsomely
Handspike
Hanks
To Haul
Hawse-bags
Hawser
Head-ropes
Heart
Heaver or woolder
Heaving
Helm
Hinges
Hitch
Hoist of a flag or sail
Hoisting
Holding-on
Hook
Hoops
Horns
Horse
Horses
Hounds
To jamb
Jaws
Jeers
Jewel blocks
Jib-guys
Jigger
Jigger tackle
Inhauller
Junk
Keckling
Kevels
Kinking
Knittles or nettles
Knot
To knot
Lacing
Laniards
Lashers
Lashing
Lashing of booms
Lanunch ho!
Leading-part
Leech lines
Leech rope
Legs
Life lines
Lifts
Lines
Lizard
Loop
Loosing the sails
Luff tackle
Main tackle
Man-ropes
Marline spike
Martingale
Masts
Mast coats
Mat
Maul
Meshes
Messenger
Mousing a hook
Nave-line
To nipper or nip
Nippers
Norman
Oakum
Overhaul
Outhauler
Outrigger
Painter
Panch
Parbuckle
Parcelling
Parral
Parral trucks
Passaree
To pay out
Peak-halliards
Pendants
Pins
Pointing
Points
Port pendants
Preventer
Preventer stays
Purchase
Quarter tackles
Rack
Racking a tackle
Ratlines
To rattle down the shrouds
Reef
Reef tackle
To reeve
Relieving tackles
Ribs of a parral
Ridge tackle
to rig
Rigging
Rigging-house or loft
Rolling tackle
Rope-bands
Ropes
Ropeyarn
Rough-tree rail
Round-up
Rounding
Round-turn
To rowse
Rudder-coats
Rudder tackles
Runner
Runner tackles
Running-rigging
Saddles for booms
Sciatic-stay
Seizing
Middle-seizing
Selvagee
To serve
Service
Serving mallet
Setting the sails
Setting-up
Shackles
Shank-painter
Sheave
Sheep-shank
Sheers
Sheet
Shifting backstay tackles
Ship-shape
Shrouds
Slabline
Slack
Slack or a rope
Slack rigging
Slings
Slip-knot
Slip-rope
To slue
Snaking
Snaking the stays
Snotter
Spans
Spanning of booms
Spanning of runners
Spanish windlass
Spars
Spilling lines
Splicing
Spring stays
Sprit
Spunyarn
Square-rigged
Square-sail boom
Staff
Stage
Standing-part
Standing-rigging
Standing part of a rope
Stanchions of the nettings
Stays
Stay-sail stay tackles
Stay tackles
Stern-fast
Stirrups
Stock-tackle
Stools
Stop
Stoppers
Strand
Stranded
Straps
To surge
Swab
Swagging-off
To sway
Swifter
Swifters
Swiftering of shrouds
Swivel
Swivel-hook
Tack
Tack of a flag
Tack tackle
Tackle
Tail
Tarpauling
Thimbles
Throat
Throat-brails
Throat-halliards
Thrumming
Tiller-rope
Timenoguy
Toggle
Top
Top-rope
Top-rope pendants
"Top-tackle, or top-rope tackles"
Topping
Topping-lift
Towline
Train tackle
Traveller
"Traverse horses, or jackstays"
Treenails
Trestle-trees
Tricing-line
Trucks
Truss
Truss tackles
Tie
Vangs
To veer away
Viol or voyl
To underrun a tackle
Uphroe
Wall knot
Warp
"Warp, or woof"
Warp of shrouds
Whip
Whipt
Whip upon whip
Winding-tackle
Winding-tackle pendant
Windlass
Woolding
Worming
Yards
Yard tackles
Yarn
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