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Standing Rigging, part 1

Got a start on the Wampum VM Vintage Marblehead RC Sailboat standing rigging this weekend. Can't do it all until after I varnish the deck, but got the mainsail installed and the boom installed, and a few other things.

Here is a nice trick... prop your boat's keel up on the floor so that it is perfectly on its side. Then line up the entire rig. Measure where everything will be attached. Mark those spots with sticky notes. Mark the sticky notes exactly where to drill attachment points. 

Wampum VM Vintage Marblehead RC Sailboat

But first, don't be a complete idiot like I was and attempt to install the mainsail backasswards! Gawd...


Got my sails from Carr Sails. He does a great job.

Here are a few of the things I was able to install today.

In this first picture you can see the gooseneck, the boom, and the boom vang. Roger from Model Yacht Fittings hand makes these things and they are works of art. He has complete kit just for Vintage Marblehead boats. 


The mast crane is my own creation. You can read about it in an earlier post.


Got the tangs installed for both the spreaders and for the upper shrouds. Used a drill press to make sure that the holes were perpendicular and would match the holes on the opposite side.


Next step... varnishing the deck. Then doing a final installation of the shrouds and running rigging, then it's off to a maiden sail!!

We're almost done!



Aloha!





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