The art of rigging

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Wilson, 1848 - Masts and rigging - 136 pages

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Page 6 - A kind of cask, or block of wood, fastened by a rope to the anchor, to point out its situation...
Page 50 - OUTRIGGER ; a strong beam of timber, of which there are several, fixed on the side of a ship, and projecting from it, in order to secure the masts in the act of careening, by counteracting the strain they suffer from the effort of the careening tackles, which, being applied to the masthead, draw it downwards, so as to act upon the vessel with the power of a lever, whose fulcrum is in her centre of gravity. — Outrigger is also a small boom, occasionally uaed in the tops, to give additional security...
Page 20 - ... the laniard of the buoy, the laniard of the cat-hook, &c. The principal laniards used in a ship are those employed to extend the shrouds and stays of the masts by their communication with the dead-eyes and hearts, so as to form a sort of mechanical power, resembling that of a tackle.
Page 47 - ... by seamen, this is known as the bowline knot. To make it, take the end of the rope in the right hand and the standing part in the left; lay the end over the standing part, then, with the left hand, turn over the end a bight (a loop or turn) in the standing part, pass the end over and around the standing part, and through the bight again, thus completing the knot; all this is shown with perfect clearness in the illustration. Probably...
Page 15 - A kind of iron hook, fitted on the inner end of a boom, and introduced into a clamp of iron or eye-bolt, so that it may be unhooked at pleasure.
Page 7 - Two strong beams of timber, projecting almost horizontally over the ship's bows, being like two radii, which extend from a centre taken in the direction of the bowsprit.
Page 46 - FIGURE-OF-EIGHT. (21.) Pass the end of a rope over and round the standing part, up over its own -part, and down through the bight. • A BOWLINE KNOT. (22.) Take the end of a rope in your right hand, and the standing part in your left. Lay the end over the standing part, and with the left hand make...
Page 56 - A short splice is made by unlaying the ends of two ropes, or the two ends of one rope to a sufficient length, then crutch them together, as per adjoining sketch ; draw them close, and push the strands of one under the strands of the other, the same as the eye-splice. This splice is used for block-straps, slings, &c. If the ends are to be served over...
Page 48 - Take the bight in one hand, and the standing part in the other; throw a kink or bight over the bight with the standing parts, the same as for the single knot. Take the bight round the parts, and over the large bights, bringing it up again, which makes the knot complete.
Page 15 - Gangway is also that part of a ship's side, both within and without, by which persons enter and depart. It is provided with a sufficient number of steps, or cleats, nailed upon the ship's side, nearly as low as the surface of the water, and sometimes furnished with a railed accommodation ladder, resembling a flight of stairs, projecting from the ship's side, and secured by iron braces.

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