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VROUW KIRSTEN

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Rigging
« on: September 27, 2016, 08:31:39 AM »
Hello,

although sailing the WB is my favorite, the work  at the boat goes on. Actual the boom is in my focus. I am not really satisfied with the wooden yoke at the boom ( I have had some problems to reef the mainsail during an unexpected increasing wind) , additional the boom is a little too short to tense the foot of sail correct. As I started with the bulwark oak of local trees is my preferred material for all wooden parts at the boat. So I decided to combine a new oak-made boom with a bronze fitting to the mast. The structure is finished and I add some photos of the ongoing job.

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Gerold
Life is happy, life is sweet, on a gaff rigged boat of 16 feet!

Paul Thomas

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Re: Rigging
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 10:28:53 AM »
Why do gaff rigs normally use jaws on the boom? 

VROUW KIRSTEN

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Re: Rigging
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 07:50:03 PM »
Hello Thomas,

I wouldn´t say expressly normally 8) . A gooseneck is the very common style of connection between the boom and the mast at the gaff rig. A jaw is an option, but mostly used at the gaff spar.  :)
I use a combination of gooseneck bands, a boom fitting and a combined fitting for both the tack of the sail, and for reefing pennants.

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Gerold

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venturerdave

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Re: Rigging
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 02:26:50 PM »
A nice piece of casting for the gooseneck fitting. Is it a standard fitting or has it been custom made for you?

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Re: Rigging
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 09:07:48 PM »
Hello,

it is a standard fitting, available from Toplicht GmbH or Classic Marine, the links are available at winklebrig.org

Gerold
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