Otterblog

A record of the renovation of a
Wooden Drascombe Longboat 'Otter'


29th October 2006, Had look at masts and sails

Had a close look at the rigging and noticed that there were 6 stays at the main masthead. I realised that there were two shrouds each side and two forestays!

The mizzen mast is stepped on the deck and supported by four shrouds.

The centreplate has a winch

It lifts the centreplate with a rope.

The top comes off the centre plate casing, as well.

One sail is in a bag marked 'genoa' and it looks like this.

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Last updated: 30 October, 2006