Building the Peregrine Galley: Running Rigging

The rigging is based largely on RC Anderson's book. The belaying plan is my own invention.

I started from the aft of the ship and worked forward, starting with the mizzen mast (course, topsail, topgallant), then the main mast (course, topsail, topgallant), the fore mast (course, topsail, topgallant), and finally the bowsprit (spritsail, sprit topsail). You can proceed in any order you want; the running rigging rapidly becomes a maze regardless of the order in which you tackle the masts. You must work from the lower sails on up because the topsail and topgallant sheets run to the yard below.

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