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Fore and Aft Sails of a Merchant Sailing Ship in Calm

Fore and Aft Sails of a Merchant Sailing Ship

Fore and Aft Sails

1.Flying jib.
2 Standing Jib.
3 Fore-top-mast-stay-sail.
4 Fore-stay-sail.
5 Main-stay-sail.
6 Main-top-mast stay-sail.
7 Main-top-gallant-stay-sail.
8 Mizen-stay-sail.
9 Mizen-top-mast-stay-sail
10 Mizen.
11 Flying jib downhauler.
12 Flying jib halliards.
13 Flying jib sheets.
14 Flying jib stay.
15 Jib downhauler.
16 Jib halliards,
17 Jib sheets.
18 Jib stay.
19 Jib outhauler.
20 Fore-top-mast-stay.
21 Fore-top-mast-stay-sail down hauler.
22 Fore-top-mast halliards.
23 Fore-top-mast sheets.
24 Fore-stay-sail-stay.
25 Fore-stay-sail halliards
26 Fore-stay-sail downhauler.
27 Fore-stay sail sheet~,
28 Main stay sail  stay,
29 Main stay sail halliard
30 Main stay sail downhauler
31 Main stay sail sheets
32 Main top mast stay.
33 Stay sail halliards.
34 Stay sail downhauler. 
35 Stay sail Sheet
36 Main top gallant stay
37 Stay sail halliards
38 Stay sail downhauler
39 Stay sail sheets
40 Mizen-stay
41  Stay sail halliards
42 Stay sail downhauler
43 Stay sail sheets
44 Mizen.top-mast-stay,
45  Stay sail halliards
46 Stay sail downhauler
47 Stay sail sheets
48 Tack of mizen course
49 Sheet of mizen course
50 Throat  brails
51 Middle brails 
52 Peak brails    
Fore and Aft Sails

1.Flying jib.
2 Standing Jib.
3 Fore-top-mast-stay-sail.
4 Fore-stay-sail.
5 Main-stay-sail.
6 Main-top-mast stay-sail.
7 Main-top-gallant-stay-sail.
8 Mizen-stay-sail.
9 Mizen-top-mast-stay-sail
10 Mizen.
11 Flying jib downhauler.
12 Flying jib halliards.
13 Flying jib sheets.
14 Flying jib stay.
15 Jib downhauler.
16 Jib halliards,
17 Jib sheets.
18 Jib stay.
19 Jib outhauler.
20 Fore-top-mast-stay.
21 Fore-top-mast-stay-sail down hauler.
22 Fore-top-mast halliards.
23 Fore-top-mast sheets.
24 Fore-stay-sail-stay.
25 Fore-stay-sail halliards
26 Fore-stay-sail downhauler.
27 Fore-stay sail sheet~,
28 Main stay sail  stay,
29 Main stay sail halliard
30 Main stay sail downhauler
31 Main stay sail sheets
32 Main top mast stay.
33 Stay sail halliards.
34 Stay sail downhauler. 
35 Stay sail Sheet
36 Main top gallant stay
37 Stay sail halliards
38 Stay sail downhauler
39 Stay sail sheets
40 Mizen-stay
41  Stay sail halliards
42 Stay sail downhauler
43 Stay sail sheets
44 Mizen.top-mast-stay,
45  Stay sail halliards
46 Stay sail downhauler
47 Stay sail sheets
48 Tack of mizen course
49 Sheet of mizen course
50 Throat  brails
51 Middle brails 
52 Peak brails    
Fore and Aft Sails

1.Flying jib.
2 Standing Jib.
3 Fore-top-mast-stay-sail.
4 Fore-stay-sail.
5 Main-stay-sail.
6 Main-top-mast stay-sail.
7 Main-top-gallant-stay-sail.
8 Mizen-stay-sail.
9 Mizen-top-mast-stay-sail
10 Mizen.
11 Flying jib downhauler.
12 Flying jib halliards.
13 Flying jib sheets.
14 Flying jib stay.
15 Jib downhauler.
16 Jib halliards,
17 Jib sheets.
18 Jib stay.
19 Jib outhauler.
20 Fore-top-mast-stay.
21 Fore-top-mast-stay-sail down hauler.
22 Fore-top-mast halliards.
23 Fore-top-mast sheets.
24 Fore-stay-sail-stay.
25 Fore-stay-sail halliards
26 Fore-stay-sail downhauler.
27 Fore-stay sail sheet~,
28 Main stay sail  stay,
29 Main stay sail halliard
30 Main stay sail downhauler
31 Main stay sail sheets
32 Main top mast stay.
33 Stay sail halliards.
34 Stay sail downhauler. 
35 Stay sail Sheet
36 Main top gallant stay
37 Stay sail halliards
38 Stay sail downhauler
39 Stay sail sheets
40 Mizen-stay
41  Stay sail halliards
42 Stay sail downhauler
43 Stay sail sheets
44 Mizen.top-mast-stay,
45  Stay sail halliards
46 Stay sail downhauler
47 Stay sail sheets
48 Tack of mizen course
49 Sheet of mizen course
50 Throat  brails
51 Middle brails 
52 Peak brails    

Standing Rigging of a Merchant Ship, 70 Tons

Running Rigging of a Merchant Ship

Fore and Aft Sails Of a Merchant Sailing ship in Calm

Most of the copy and pictures on this page came from a very early edition of the The Art of Rigging we have not taken the time to proof where the commuter has misread the type. For the compete book order a new copy from Amazon 
The best manual ever produced on rigging a sailing ship, based on extensively revised and updated 1848 edition prepared by Biddlecombe, Master in the Royal Navy. Complete definition of terms, on-shore operations, process of rigging ships, reeving the running rigging and bending sails, rigging brigs,

  The Art of Rigging
by Captain George Biddlecombe, George Biddlecombe

 

 

 

 

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02/10/2008