Belaying plan A
Belaying plan B

Cross jack sling
Cross jack braces Boom topping lift Bobstay, bowsprit shrouds Belaying plan D Belaying plan C
Flying jib External hull 1 External hull Cross-section 1 Cross-section Cross jack truss pendant
Flying jib out haul Fore & fore topsail braces Fore & main jeers Fore topmast shrouds Fore topmast & preventer stay Fore topgallant stay & bumpkin shrouds
Fore and aft sails Fore & royal brace Fore & main topgallant braces Fore & main sling Fore topgallant bowlines
Fore course & topsail bowlines Fore channels & Dead-eyes Fore backstays & shrouds Fore backstay,topmast & topgallant shrouds Fore staysail Fore topgallant & royal sheet, fore topgallant clueline
Fore sheet, tack & clueline Fore mast square sails Fore lift Fore course buntlines & leechlines Fore shrouds Fore stay & preventer stay
Fore topmast staysail Fore topmast staysail stay Fore topmast staysails Fore topsail buntlines Jib outhaul Jibboom & flying jibboom guys
Fore topsail, topgallant & royal lifts Fore topsail yard & halliard Fore topsail sheet & clueline Fore topsail reef tackle Fore topsail_royal tye & halliard Jib






Main course & topsail bowlines Main & main topsail braces Jibstay, fore topgallant flying jib @ royal stay Jibstay & martingale stays Main sheet, clueline & tack Main stay & preventer stay
main topgallant staysail Main topgallant sheet & clueline Main topgallant bowlines Main staysail Main lift Main course buntlines & leechlines
Main topsail clueline Main topsail buntlines Main topmast staysail Main topmast stay, preventer stay, topgallant & royal stay Mizzen backstays Mizzen channels
Main topsail yard tye & halliard Main topsail sheet Main topsail reef tackle Main topsail lift Main yard with stunsail boom & stunsail boom irons Mainmast square sails
Mizzen staysail Mizzen stay Mizzen mast square sails Mizzen lifts  topsail & topgallant Mizzen topmast staysail Mizzen topsail & topgallant braces
Mizzen topsail buntlines Mizzen topsail reef tackle Mizzen topsail sheet & clueline Mizzen topgallant sheet & clueline, mizzen royal sheet Mizzen topmast stay & topgallant stay The bow
Royal stay Quarter deck Peak halliard Mizzentyes  topsail, topgallant & royal yard Mizzen topsal & topgallant bowlines The stern
Spritsail buntlines Spritsail & spritsail topsail brcesSpanker boom sheet & guy pendantsSpankerSpritsail clueline & sheet spritsail topsail lift Throat halliard
Studding sails 2 Studding sails 1 Spritsail sling, spritsail yard & sprisail topsail yard halliard Sqare sailsSpritsail lift, spritsail topsail clueline & shee Stays


Yards Yard tackle & tricing lines Waist & forecastle VangsTruss pendant & nave line Studding sails




Rigging period shipmodel


The rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex task which any modeller has to take on. The very ccale of the work is daunting. An eighteenth-century man-of-war boasted mile upon of rigging, over 1000 blocks and acres of canvas. The reduce this in scale and yet retain an accurate representation is, indeed, an awesome undertaking. This remarkable book of drawings, however, makes the modeller`s job logical and straightforward. The author has drawn over two-hundred detailed diagrams which show clearly how each separete item of both standing and running rigging is fitted to the masts, yards and sails; belaying plans are included and knots and fastenings are also depicted. Based on the model of the frigate Melampus, this rigging plan is the most detailed available in any publication. Whether a modelmaker need to rig a whole ship or just requires informatin on one aspect, it is all here.
 I hope this book will make the task of rigging easier for modelmakers at all levels. Certainly, researching and drawing out the illustration answered a lot of question for me. There are other works which any modelmaker needs to refer to and which have been stalwart guides for me.

Foremost are James Lee`s "The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War 1625-1860",

and C.N. Longridge`s "The Anathomy of Nelson`s Ships".

Any modeller`s book shelf also requires "The Ashley Book of Knots".

Lennarth Petersson
Habo, 2000, Sweden