Finished the Jib Got the jib sail back on and completely rigged. We discovered we messed up the stitching on the first one we did so had to take it off and re-do it. Kudos to my wife for being a sport and remaking the sail. 2 down and 2 to go! It’s looking good.

Jib and jumbo jib sails on Bluenose model shipClose up of jib sheet rigging

And the in haul and down haul at the front of the sail.

In haul and down haul

And the topping lift and sheet

Topping lift and sheet

Close up of the halyards at the top

Halyard and blocks

Jumbo Jib is Finished

Brief hiatus while Dena and I were off on a little vacation for the last couple of weeks. More on that later. Now back to the boat and was able to finish off rigging the Jib

Jumbo Jib sail

Sunday 9th of July 2023

Working on the jumbo jib. Had to remove the jumbo jib boom so I could lace the sail to it. Now I get to reattach it and re-rig it.

Jumbo Jib

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Working on the jumbo jib. Had to remove the jumbo jib boom so I could lace the sail to it. Now I get to reattach it and re-rig it.

Jumbo Jib

Tuesday 4th of July 2023

Up top showing the blocks for the jib halyard. I think this is so cool looking.

Jib halyard

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Tuesday 4th of July 2023

Where it attaches to the bowsprit.

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Tuesday 4th of July 2023

Jib in place

I got the jib all “hung”? My wonderful seamstress wife made it for me and I just got it attached. Still need to do the lower corner but I’ll do that after I get the next one up there, the jumbo jib.

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Up top showing the blocks for the jib halyard. I think this is so cool looking.

Jib halyard

Where it attaches to the bowsprit.

Jib in place

I got the jib all “hung”? My wonderful seamstress wife made it for me and I just got it attached. Still need to do the lower corner but I’ll do that after I get the next one up there, the jumbo jib.

Friday 23rd of June 2023

**I got my flying backstays untwisted! **

I had such trouble with them. As soon as I put a little tension on the lines the blocks would twist all around. A little wax, a little weight on the lines, and tying them off to a different place and they look good!

Flying backstays

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**I got my flying backstays untwisted! **

I had such trouble with them. As soon as I put a little tension on the lines the blocks would twist all around. A little wax, a little weight on the lines, and tying them off to a different place and they look good!

Flying backstays

Thursday 8th of June 2023

And behind all those templates you saw the main sail. It’s huge! Over 14” at the base where it’s lashed to the main boom. My wife has graciously consented to see them up for me. I’m so lucky!

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Thursday 8th of June 2023

Then comes the fore sail. It goes between the fore mast and the main mast.

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Thursday 8th of June 2023

Right behind it is the jumbo jib. Why jumbo when it’s smaller then the jib? I don’t know.

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Thursday 8th of June 2023

Jib. This one is all the way at the front close to the deck.

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Thursday 8th of June 2023

Starting on the sails! I finally realized I don’t have to fully rig things up just to measure up the sails. So I temp rigged the main boom and main gaff and am now on to sail making.

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And behind all those templates you saw the main sail. It’s huge! Over 14” at the base where it’s lashed to the main boom. My wife has graciously consented to see them up for me. I’m so lucky!

Then comes the fore sail. It goes between the fore mast and the main mast.

Right behind it is the jumbo jib. Why jumbo when it’s smaller then the jib? I don’t know.

Jib. This one is all the way at the front close to the deck.

Starting on the sails! I finally realized I don’t have to fully rig things up just to measure up the sails. So I temp rigged the main boom and main gaff and am now on to sail making.