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Old 06-09-2009, 16:32   #1
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Rigging Guide

Just came across this excellent rigging guide [pdf] by Swedish mast makers Selden. It's excellent - and free!

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Old 09-09-2009, 22:42   #2
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Good rigging info

Excellent information. Now all I have to do is find time to read it.

I had a Selden boom kicker on my previous boat. It worked well in place of a topping lift but used not hold boom down well. I guess something was slipping. Now I only have a topping lift which is a real hassle if you forget to pull it on before reefing or dropping the main. I have put a little sticker next to the engine panel saying "IT'S THE TOPIN LIFT, STUPID" Sort of Clintonesque IMHO
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Thanks a bunch - Having a Selden mast, boom furler and rod kicker this is invaluable to me. I looked all over the Selden site and couldn't find this. I have the manuals for all the stuff but not the rigging guide. Now my library is complete - Yay!

I have also been having a bit of forestay sag making the furling a bit tough in winds. Now I can go tune it all up and tighten the forestay with confidence!
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what a GREAT read, thanks.

lol as I type this and thinking that *most* folks prolly would not view this as perfect recreational reading...
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Wow - appreciate the heads up
That is a very good guide. I just emailed Selden and requested permission to add to our site. Thanks for making us all aware of it. The internet is an amazing place!

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Thanks Idpnd! What a plethora of info. on rigging! Just what I needed for the start of my rigging education!
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There are also good goodies at navtec.

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Also get Brion Toss's books on Rigging - they are great even if half the book talks about ancient rope and chain rigging. Also his video series on rigging is extremely valuable as you get to see him "hands-on" explaining the stuff in the big book.
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I have Brion Toss' book "The rigger's apprentice". It does contain lots fo great information, although, personally, I often find that the information could be better presented.
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