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Hope someone can help me source some rigging bits for my Clyde Puffer. I need at least two rig to mast, maybe 5 tightening adjusts, mast and boom swivel connector ...Going to use some kind of elasticated cord ... Shirring elastic ...
Need nautical names for these parts to help searches ... Link to Picture with part names would help
Hi Tall Paul If you are intending to sail your model I suggest you visit http://www.pjsails.co.uk/ and download his catalogue. If you scroll to the end you will find turnbuckle and swivels and rigging cord. Mainly designed for the model yacht fraternity so may be a bit heavy for your purpose. However you can then visit other model suppliers, as already suggested, and look for the correct parts. If you do choose shirring elastic you will need to replace every couple of years. I have a large 4' Clyde Puffer and use shirring elastic for the standing rigging as it allows me to drop the mast for storage. The running rigging for the boom, hoist etc is standard rigging cord with home made fittings, but you can get these from Cornwall Model Boats and others Good luck Dave
Chicks, cletes, Clovis, cotter pins, sewage studs, turnbuckle, bottle screws etc who'd have thought that there were so many parts to rigging .... I've still to identify the part that fixes the boom to the main mast .... someone suggested to just use two eyepins .... Need to work out sizes next before purchase ...
Thanks again folks ... Shows the value of this forum
Hi the fitting that connects the boom to the mast is a gooseneck. Hope this helps I can be as simple as a Y on the and of the boom with the top opening around the mast and twine tied across the arms to hold it in place roger
Rather than so many names when you consider how long ships have been sailed and how many languages ( Norse old English Norman French plus words we Brits have borrowed ( filed off the serial numbers and claimed as our own)) its a wonder there are so few !!!!
"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)