So, I’ve had time to finish my hulls, rudders, keels… and now it’s time to start on the rigs. First boat is a Razor(ever so slightly modified, but aren’t they all). Second is design based on a gospectre “Opti” plan I found somewhere out there on the net. I’m thinking for the “Opti” of going with a una rig and have collected as much info as I can for this setup. My main question is the attachment point (mast head?). Anyone got any closeup pics of a una to help a moron like myself try to sort it out? Any kinda info here would be helpful!
For the Razor I initialy was gonna go with a standard sloop type rig (terminology??? like my victoria) but am really interested in the swing rigs. I figure that I can use the same sorta masthead arrangement for either, or at least something that will work. What are the advantages/disadvantages for swing rigs? Again, I could use a few closeup pics of swing rigs, and information of materials and build. I have a bunch of pics I’ve dredged off the net, but non closeup enough for me to really understand. Also, what do you use for the swing block (connecting point for booms? please forgive the terminology if it’s not correct)
I suppose it would be really helpful if anybody has/knows of actual build plans for these kinds of rigs that you could zap me. I can adjust sizes to fit my situation. Info on other rig types is also appreciated, it’s just that I seem to think I understand these best.
I’ll try to get some pics if anybody is interested, but I figure you all see plenty of first timer boats and I don’t think mine are anything special, except maybe for the material I’ve used so far (breadfruit wood, bass wood, west indian mahogany, & brazilian cherry! No, they’re not heavy at all, all wood is cut 1/16 or smaller. It’s just what I have access to that works!)