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Tall Ships - General Rigging: Top mast and main yard.

Tall Ships - General Rigging: Top mast and main yard.

this reminds me of a photo my husband and I bought many years ago. It would be so peaceful to sail on a ship like this. No motors, just the sound of the wind in her sails.

this reminds me of a photo my husband and I bought many years ago. It would be so peaceful to sail on a ship like this. No motors, just the sound of the wind in her sails.

Plate 60, Fig 335-336. Topsail yard raising and details.

Plate 60, Fig 335-336. Topsail yard raising and details.

Shipbuilding industries developed to produce these much needed, and quite complicated vessels. http://joyfulmolly.wordpress.com/2007/10/27/resource-updated-molly-joyfuls-list-of-naval-and-historic-resources/

Diagramme d'un ancien bateau de guerre

Shipbuilding industries developed to produce these much needed, and quite complicated vessels. http://joyfulmolly.wordpress.com/2007/10/27/resource-updated-molly-joyfuls-list-of-naval-and-historic-resources/

Running rigging of a square sail. A: halyard raises yard and sail; B: braces, trim the yard; C: lifts, support yard when lowered; D: sheets, haul clews out to yard below; E: clewlines, haul clews up when stowing; F: buntlines, haul middle of sail up when stowing; G: reef tackles, haul leeches; H: reef points; I: bowlines, pull leech taut when close hauled.

Running rigging of a square sail. A: halyard raises yard and sail; B: braces, trim the yard; C: lifts, support yard when lowered; D: sheets, haul clews out to yard below; E: clewlines, haul clews up when stowing; F: buntlines, haul middle of sail up when stowing; G: reef tackles, haul leeches; H: reef points; I: bowlines, pull leech taut when close hauled.

Main parts of a ship -- because one day I will totally need to know this ;) <-- lol well you could!!!

Main parts of a ship -- because one day I will totally need to know this ;) <-- lol well you could!!!

Types of tackle Illustration from Wooden Ship Building by Charles Desmond

Types of tackle Illustration from Wooden Ship Building by Charles Desmond

Engraving of an 17th-century warship at anchor by the great mapmaking firm of J.B. Homann. It illustrates every aspect of its design and construction.  Beneath the main illustration is a highly detailed cross-section of the interior, down to staircases, barrels in storage areas, and the cannons pointing out of the ship. A key in the lower margin identifies over 150 parts of the ship and rigging.

Engraving of an 17th-century warship at anchor by the great mapmaking firm of J.B. Homann. It illustrates every aspect of its design and construction. Beneath the main illustration is a highly detailed cross-section of the interior, down to staircases, barrels in storage areas, and the cannons pointing out of the ship. A key in the lower margin identifies over 150 parts of the ship and rigging.