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longshanks

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Ratlines
« on: June 19, 2010, 10:30:00 PM »

Hi Folks,

Can anyone tell me the spacing for ratlines on the standing rigging. I don't imagine it makes any difference but its for a 60' cutter.
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wideawake

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Re: Ratlines
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 10:43:33 PM »

Hi Folks,

Can anyone tell me the spacing for ratlines on the standing rigging. I don't imagine it makes any difference but its for a 60' cutter.

Since they're intended for climbing I suspect that the spacing would be similar to that on a ladder or a bit wider.   I've not measured the spacing on my Colin archer but simply took it off the plan.   However I think it's about an inch which would make sense with what I've said above I think.

HTH

Guy
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Re: Ratlines
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 08:53:56 PM »

Ratlines on real ships  Traditionally were 11 inches apart On British ships and for some reason 13 inches  {:-{ apart on French and German ships and 12 inches  {:-{ apart on some Scandinavian ships.... You really pays your money and takes your chances
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Re: Ratlines
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 09:52:06 PM »

Thanks guys,

I think I will go with 12"
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