Originally Posted by Sfkjeld
I have been on many forums
back to the BBS days, mostly cars and guitars. Beginners are generally encouraged and other posters tend to be more than generous. Occasionally, there are snarky comments, like one comparing rigging
to tent raising. Was that helpful? Yes, civility goes a long way.
Civility is a two way thing.......
No idea what the old people used to get up to on the Internet
, but nowadays not having a thin skin is kinda useful.
I have the mast up, easy. But my boat has the single handling package with extra lines and cletes and blocks all over, most of which are no longer rigged. The boom vang is a mess. It is impossible to know where the lines are supposed to go without detailed photos.
In any case, I suspect this forum is too general to be helpful in this regard. I love the pic of the potter on the beach and the kid in the foreground. It is why I bought this boat. But as for helping me direct all the lines in the cockpit? Not helpful.
Likely the West Wight Owners Group forum is the place to ask
, but failing that am pretty sure can google
up enough pics and youtube to work things out for self, especially as you have a manual.
The approach I would use is one line (Halyard) at a time - my guess is that you only have two of those....and then when your pile of string (and blocks) is smaller things should be a bit clearer to puzzle out for the rest. Just be glad she ain't Gaff rigged!
A few pics of the boat and deck
(and bits you have to play with) would help, either here or for the WW Owners Group.
If the mast has never been up before (fully rigged) quite possible you were not given all the bits needed!, or some additional bits that are not needed (or are spares).