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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: Rodgearing on December 26, 2013, 10:59:30 AM

Title: Imara rigging
Post by: Rodgearing on December 26, 2013, 10:59:30 AM
Rigging ain't my thing.
My Imara is finished all but the halyards etc
Motors and electrics all in and working sea boats built but I haven't touched the rigging any advice would be good please.
Fred
Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 26, 2013, 11:19:58 AM

I've built the Imara but couldn't remember the rigging as a problem, so I've had a look through my pictures.

It doesn't look like there's too much rigging to worry about. Have you checked the plans and found any difficulties ?  There are plenty of pictures on site where you may be able to see more clearly. If you want to go overboard then you could make a launching system for the lifeboat.

If you have and queries then you only have to ask.

Cheers

ken





Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: Rodgearing on December 26, 2013, 12:06:52 PM
It was the string that s used Ken, looks a bit naff.  With the funnel I bought proper turn knuckles might do the same re the blocks that is buy nicer ones and  not use the white metal jobs
Fred
Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 26, 2013, 12:13:25 PM

I'll go along with that.

Regarding the  "string"  then I would go for professional black thread as used by a  seamstress. I have a large roll of it and it looks rather good.


Cheers

Ken

Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: dodes on December 26, 2013, 12:47:38 PM
ever thought of using multi lay wire used for pike fishing for the standing rigging, you can use then small heat shrink to imitate the wire splicing, as for the boat falls use brown coloured  crochet twine (its cheap fine and strong) as they would use standard hemp not tarred for use in blocks plus the blocks would probably be wooden ones as caste iron where dearer and needed a lot more maintenance.
Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: Netleyned on December 26, 2013, 03:27:52 PM
Would the wires be spliced or swaged as talurit types
of splicing.
Anyone managed to insert small thimbles into the eye of the splice?

Ned
Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: Rodgearing on December 26, 2013, 04:27:01 PM
For the wire effect on the funnel I used the wire I found in picture hanging kits in B&Q and the like and splayed the ends of the wire after passing it thru  a hand made ring attached to the turn knuckle then wound the splayed end around the wire before soldering it.  It looks like a proper crimped wire end.
Title: Re: Imara rigging
Post by: dodes on January 06, 2014, 09:16:48 PM
In my time , the standing rigging on all the larger vessels were spliced then attached to rigging screws, they were rarely replaced as they where all heavily painted and had no physical wear.