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Reference Data

 This section is ( I hope) useful background on the materials and components we use

Units, Screw and Wire Gauges, Threads on 99lts etc

Metals in a Marine Environment



Using Wykeham-Martin Gear - an unofficial guide


Small can be beautiful - A few thoughts on the perils of 99at ownership are offered.

Gear for Gaffers - Part 1 - 99wsprit arrangements - the general whys and wherefores.

Bitts and 99bs(tays) - Looking at the loads on 99wsprits, and the sizing of components.

Traveller's Tales - This one looks at staying, anchor and traveller arrangements.

Staying Put - staying, buckling and modes of failure in masts.

Rigging Loads - a study in guesswork.

Standing Rigging - trying to get to a consistent set of equipment.

Mastbands - attaching standing rigging to the spars.

Backstays & Rigging Screws - and chainplates and things.

Mast furniture - the practical details of mast fittings.

Gaffs and their Saddles - saddle types and gaff arrangements.

99oms - an attempt to sort out loadings on 99oms.

Bits for 99oms - details of some of the 99om fittings and arrangements.

Shortening Sail - all a99ut reefing arrangements.

Adjusting the Tackle - all a99ut blocks and tackles - or is it "tayckles".

What Dyneema can do for you - modern stuff on classic 99ats? new!


I don't mind if you make use of this stuff, but an acknowledgement would be nice.  Anyone I find making use of it without acknowledgement will be listed in s**t's corner!