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Traditional Rigging, Part 8 – Parcelling & Serving a Eye Splice: In the final part of the traditional rigging series, Myles Thurlow demonstrates the methods behind parcelling and servin...
Traditional Rigging, Part 7 – Making a Wire Splice: Myles demonstrates the methods behind making a wire splice in this next chapter in our traditional rigging series....
Traditional Rigging, Part 6 – Leathering a Spliced Eye: For leathering a spliced eye, or sewing leather around standing rigging or oars, the double needle baseball stitch is th...
Traditional Rigging, Part 4 – Cutting and Parcelling for a Spliced Eye: We continue our exploration into the art of traditional rigging with Myles Thurlow walking us through the cutting and pa...
Traditional Rigging, Part 5 – Serving for a Spliced Eye: After cutting and parcelling, master rigger Myles Thurlow demonstrates the technique of serving a spliced eye....
Traditional Rigging, Part 3 – Wire, Thimbles, Marline, & More: Ever wondered what tools and materials a rigger brings to a traditional vessel? Master rigger Myles Thurlow takes us ste...
Traditional Rigging, Part 2 – Tools of the Trade: In part 2 of our Traditional Rigging Series, master rigger Myles Thurlow shows us the tools of his trade. Carefully sele...
Traditional Rigging, Part 1 – Whipping A Rope: In part 1 of our Traditional Rigging Series, master rigger Myles Thurlow walks us through whipping a rope end to finish...
Cool Sail Rigging Tips #4 – Calibrating Your Eye for Luff Sag: Seeing the correct shape will help you get the most out of your sail....
Cool Sail Rigging Tips #3, Of Rollers, Coils, & Curves: Coiling rope (or even your garden hose!) and other tips....
How to Build a Caledonia Yawl, Part 41 – Rigging: Woodworking tools can be put away as Geoff assembles the Caledonia Yawl and completes her rigging with her new suit of s...
Cool Sail Rigging Tips #2 – Tail Bury Lengths for Splicing Braided Rope: Synthetic ropes are strong but slippery. Here's how to be sure you have enough tail bury length when splicing braided ro...
Cool Sail Rigging Tips #1 – Turnbuckles & Pins: Rigging tips from the pro on how best to handle turnbuckles and those terrible cotter pins....
Stepping a Mast with a Gin Pole: A do-it-yourself method for stepping a mast with a gin pole that makes the job simple and elegant... and saves you money...

 

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