In order to
facilitate rapid removal and installation of the mast and boom for transportation,
a slight modification to the mainsail tack attachment is made. Rather than tying
the rigging string directly to the mainsail tack with "TYPE B" knots, and using
"TYPE C" knots at the cleats, a snap is installed at the mainsail tack and head
attachment points and "TYPE B" knots are used at the cleats.
This permits the mainsail to be easily removed and the tension adjusted at
the cleat. Furthermore, the "TYPE B" knot at the cleat is easily lifted off
the cleat if the mast needs to be removed.
Tie a length of rigging string to a snap and attach the snap to the mainsail
head attachment point. Attach the other end of the rigging string through the
mast top and onto the cleat per the manufacturer's instructions.
Sheet Control Rigging
All of the new rigging for the modified Victoria can be most easily understood
by studying the photographs. Notice that the steering wheel assembly has been
removed to prevent fouling of lines. Also, the top edges of the two black winches
have been trimmed flush with lower body diameter to prevent the sheets from
getting caught under them. Good luck!
Posted September 12, 2008