Here I will illustrate the sheets, lines, ropes, rodes, and tackle used on the SCAMP Sailboat "ARGO"
This page will cover how "rope" was used to rig the SCAMP sailboat. For information on the hardware seen on this page, please visit the "mounting hardware" page.
SCAMP Centerboard Uphaul Tackle Rigging
Rigging the SCAMP Yard
- Next I laced the top edge of the sail to the yard, with one long rope.
- Then I lashed the throat cringle to the yard end, being sure to lash to the padeye mounted on top of the yard, which will prevent the sail from sliding down the yard when the sail downhaul is tightened.
Rigging SCAMP Reefing Lines
Reef lines at the forward end of the boom: The reefing lines are tied using bowline knots to padeyes on the opposite (starboard) side of the boom, then run up through the reefing grommets, and then back down through the padeyes on the port side of the bow that can be seen above, and then secured to a cleat.
Reefing rigging at the aft end of the boom: Reefing lines at tied to padeyes, using bowline knots, on the starboard side of the boom (the side facing down in this picture), the lines are then run up through the reefing grommets and then back down through the cheek-blocks on the boom, and finally to the cleats on the boom.
Rigging Mainsheet blocks on the SCAMP Boom
Tying the tack of the sail to the boom
Lazy Jacks on the SCAMP Sailboat Argo
The Argo's lazy jack system will feature aft and forward legs. The forward loop of the lazy jacks starts somewhat midway down the main laxy jack line, and the foreward leg needs to be tied such that it will not slip up and down the main lazyjack line, so I tied an overhand loop knot at this point in both the starboard and port main lazy jack lines.