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Billings Bluenose Rigging
« on: June 11, 2008, 08:40:11 AM »

I am trying to rig my Bluenose from the drgs. supplied it is impossible for a first time 'sailing boat' maker - just not enough detail.
Does anyone know of any rigging plans for this boat, I am trawling through google, but so far nothing that really helps.

Colin
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Re: Billings Bluenose Rigging
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 10:44:50 AM »

Colin

There are a lot of strings, innit? ;D

Can't find exactly what you need, but you might find it helpful to browse these:
http://shipmodeling.net/vb_forum/thread1379-Calling-All-Bluenoser-s-.html
http://forum.drydockmodels.com/
http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4357&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=50
http://www.modelboatyard.com/bluenose2_articles.html

The last one  - only the last article is on rigging (I think)
You may have to register (free) to be able to see some of the articles or pictures - asking the same question on some of these fora may bury you in help!

I will be officially smockraffled if some of the good experts on MBM have not been there, done that and got the monogrammed tarpaulin.

I am assuming that you have the shrouds set up  (or nearly)
There is a natural order for all the rigging - I believe it is that same for models as full size - basically:
 Standing rigging first (Black) , then running rigging (lighter colour)
work from bow to stern
Work from deck to topmasts
You need a near-infinite number of belaying pins, etc ready for all the lines that finish at deck level
Don't reach your hand through the air above the ship without thought :'(

Since Bluenose ll exists you may be able to find pics of her rigging to emulate

Any specific questions - ask the mayhemmmmmers.  (If you use any big words I will wait for someone else to elucidate)

good rigging
andrew

My brig is minimally rigged as a sailing model
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Re: Billings Bluenose Rigging
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 07:26:24 AM »

Thanks Andrew, good links and they have set me off again on the straight narrow. Also scrolling down to 'rigging' some useful idea's from footski
I set the shrouds down on a piece of wood, marked all the ratline spacing down and used footski's technique - the first one has come out rather well - I expect to get better as I go along.
Thanks again - you do keep popping up and saving me!!
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Re: Billings Bluenose Rigging
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 10:01:35 PM »

Try looking at the thread bluenose heading towards kirklees some great pictures of bluenose 2 . The club member had simalar problems .
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