SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

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SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:41 pm

All,
I am not a sailor and this is my first sailboat.
I am getting close to rigging the sail and I have no idea what hardware I need.
The plans outline what is needed for the rudder so I am all set there.
Can anyone help me understand what I need to rig the sail and where cleats need to go etc...
Any help would be appreciated.
Mike



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Re: SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:48 pm

I can't teach how to sail in a message but here are some ideas to point you in the right direction.
To start, I like to keep everything as simple as possible. You can always add "stuff" later.
I prefer to use knots instead of hardware wherever possible. Knots are cheap, work since centuries, do not rust, cost nothing but you have to learn how to make knots.
Did you read this tutorial:
http://bateau2.com/howto/sprit_rig.php
?

The only hardware you need is a cleat at the base of the mast, under the partner.
When hoisted, the luff and the head have to be tight.

To sail, I would at first hold the sheet in my hand. The sheet is the line attache to the clew.
To sail close to the wind, you must pull that sheet towards the stern to have a flat sail.
That can be done with a simple set up.
Have a line or better a steel cable that goes from one corner of the transom to the opposite corner (port and starboard), loose, over the tiller.
On that cable, you have a ring about 2 or 3" in diameter, that slides P&S.
(P&S means port and starboard. use the the proper terms, it will make life easier and your friends will be impressed.)
Run the sheet through that ring: from clew, through the ring then to your hand.
Once you get comfortable with the sailing technique, put a cleat where convenient, on the CB trunk for example and in steady weather, turn the sheet on the cleat.

A boom less sprit sail takes some learning but it has a great advantage: it is safe, no boom will hit you on the head and throw you overboard.

Do a search with
sprit sail sheet traveller over tiller
and you will see pictures.

All the above requires only one simple cleat and a cable for the slider.
Jacques Mertens - Designer
http://bateau.com

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Re: SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:30 pm

jacquesmm wrote:I can't teach how to sail in a message but here are some ideas to point you in the right direction.
To start, I like to keep everything as simple as possible. You can always add "stuff" later.
I prefer to use knots instead of hardware wherever possible. Knots are cheap, work since centuries, do not rust, cost nothing but you have to learn how to make knots.
Did you read this tutorial:
http://bateau2.com/howto/sprit_rig.php
?

The only hardware you need is a cleat at the base of the mast, under the partner.
When hoisted, the luff and the head have to be tight.

To sail, I would at first hold the sheet in my hand. The sheet is the line attache to the clew.
To sail close to the wind, you must pull that sheet towards the stern to have a flat sail.
That can be done with a simple set up.
Have a line or better a steel cable that goes from one corner of the transom to the opposite corner (port and starboard), loose, over the tiller.
On that cable, you have a ring about 2 or 3" in diameter, that slides P&S.
(P&S means port and starboard. use the the proper terms, it will make life easier and your friends will be impressed.)
Run the sheet through that ring: from clew, through the ring then to your hand.
Once you get comfortable with the sailing technique, put a cleat where convenient, on the CB trunk for example and in steady weather, turn the sheet on the cleat.

A boom less sprit sail takes some learning but it has a great advantage: it is safe, no boom will hit you on the head and throw you overboard.

Do a search with
sprit sail sheet traveller over tiller
and you will see pictures.

All the above requires only one simple cleat and a cable for the slider.
Wow that was very helpful. So I guess the link answers my next question on how to hoist the sail. I guess it stays attached. That makes it easy.
It is funny. Today I was thinking how to make transitioning easier and your description of the cable across the back makes sense.

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Re: SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

Post by MWhiting04 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:52 pm

Ok finally some progress after a few year break.
I was able to cut out the tiller today. Need to sand and round it some more.
Also got the Sprit cut and formed. Need to sand it and seal it.
Ordered the pintles and grungeons for the rudder.
I am going to try the suggestion of a traveler at the transom for the sheet.
Next need to mount the rudder cheeks and attach the tiller.
I also installed the bolt for the center board with a spacer inside the center board case.
Still not sure how it will stay in place.
Seems like it can easily come out when the board is lowered into place.

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Re: SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

Post by JimMalcolm » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:45 am

Sounds like you're ahead of me in your sh 14 build. I've got my hull done, now working on gunnels. Every step is a puzzle but enjoyable as I am a first time builder.
Jim

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Re: SH 14 Hardware Required for rigging sail

Post by MWhiting04 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:48 am

JimMalcolm wrote:Sounds like you're ahead of me in your sh 14 build. I've got my hull done, now working on gunnels. Every step is a puzzle but enjoyable as I am a first time builder.
Jim
I have been at it for a few years. I took a 1-2 year break while we renovated an old farm house.
Might get it in the water this year.

Use the forum for help, great wealth of information here.
Post some pics, love to see it.

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