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Gaff rig controls. How to control sail twist and gaff sag by sheeting, vanging, and peak halyard tension.
BOAT JOURNAL #73 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 56

Movable staysail. Tip on preventing the sail and sheets from fouling the staysail when using a large genoa.
BOAT JOURNAL #73 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 64

Tuning your sailboat mast and rigging for best performance.
BOAT JOURNAL #74 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 45

Rigging two-legged lazy jacks for a gaff-headed sail.
BOAT JOURNAL #75 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 48

Rigs & rigging (column) includes sketches and discussion of (1) Chinese lug rig, (2) dipping rig, and (3) lanteen rig for small boats.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #46 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 16

Make mast spreader "boots" from leather.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #47 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 96

Install split flexible tubing on the shrouds of small sailboats to keep the sail from chafing. Includes a simple knife jig to split the PVC tubing.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 91

Strengthening your rig. Part 1. Standing rigging. Includes a chart showing the strength of bronze, stainless and aluminum wire of various diameters.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #52 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 15

Strengthening your rig. Part 2. Hull stiffness. Overcoming hull distortion from rig. Installing reinforcing knees. Includes a chart showing bearing area needed for chain plate bolts. Types of rigging wire are explained.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #53 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 21
Correction SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 5

Maintaining spars and rigging. Checking the spars' surfaces, locating cracks and corrosion, inspecting hardware, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #54 Apr-May 1987 pg. 23

Winter layup for your rigging. Tips on derigging, inspection, cleaning, polishing, painting, and storage.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #57 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 56

Shroud support made from PVC pipes lets you tie up shrouds and forestay tightly without putting a crimp in the wire.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 66

Herreshoff halyard-tensioning arrangement permits a 3 to 1 purchase capable of stretching the sail's luff.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #61 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 73
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #63 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 6
Correction SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 6

Thump mats made from closed-cell foam.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 83

Tip: Use wooden thumb cleats to keep halyards from slapping against a mast.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 46

Tip on keeping the snotter tension constant when coming about.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 61

Brailing line. What it is and how it works.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 61

Reefing a loose-footed (boomless) spritsail is made easier by using this yoke made from laminated wood.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #65 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 76

Self-tending headsails. An analysis of the six general arrangements of self-tacking jibs.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 76

Tip on installing tracks with cars for sheeting headsails.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 79

Making "baggywrinkles" to prevent rope from chafing on wire shrouds.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 89

Gaff rig performance. An overview of the gaff-headed rig, terminology, desirable traits, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #72 Apr-May 1990 pg. 18

The weather side of gaff rig. The dynamics of windward work on a Friendship sloop. Tips on developing maximum airfoil efficiency.
WOODENBOAT #53 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 48

The right jaws for your gaff and boom.
WOODENBOAT #59 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 100

Living aloft. Correct and safe procedures for going aloft into the rigging of a larger sailing ship. Looks at tool and equipment lanyards, bosun's chairs, primary halyard, etc.
WOODENBOAT #70 May-Jun 1986 pg. 92
Added Info WOODENBOAT #72 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 6

Small boat rigs worth a second consideration. Part 1. Variations on the lug sail.
WOODENBOAT #73 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 80

Small-boat rigs worth a second consideration. Part 2. Gunter rig, similar to the gaff rig.
WOODENBOAT #74 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 100

Small-boat rigs worth a second consideration. Part 3. Gaff rig.
WOODENBOAT #75 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 80

Small-boat rigs worth a second consideration. Part 4. Sprit rigs.
WOODENBOAT #76 May-Jun 1987 pg. 80

Small-boat rigs worth a second consideration. Part 5. Bermudian rig.
WOODENBOAT #77 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 44

Small-boat rigs worth a second consideration. Part 6. Exotic rigs. Includes the lanteen, Chinese lugsail, wishbones, staysail, rotating, Ljungstrom, etc.
WOODENBOAT #78 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 66

The 1x19 splice made possible. How to produce smooth, strong wire splices.
WOODENBOAT #81 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 45

A guide to block selection.
WOODENBOAT #83 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 93

Sprit rig basics. A look at an archaic rig which benefits from simplicity, low initial cost, ease of maintenance and repair, portability, and good performance.
WOODENBOAT #89 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 30

Sail and hull performance. An objective comparison of the performance of a wide range of rig types on different hulls.
WOODENBOAT #92 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 76
Added Info WOODENBOAT #94 May-Jun 1990 pg. 4

Balancing the rig of a small sailboat.
WOODENBOAT #108 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 80
Added Info WOODENBOAT #110 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. g 4
Added Info WOODENBOAT #111 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 6, 7

Halyard hooks. Make and install these simple wooden hooks that prevent unused halyards from slapping the mast in a breeze.
WOODENBOAT #110 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 83

A new tack for a dipping lug. Make a dipping lugsail handier to dip by adding a peak halyard.
WOODENBOAT #114 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 76

Making and using a baggywrinkle to avoid chaffing.
WOODENBOAT #118 May-Jun 1994 pg. 54

The bypass reef. How to avoid damage to sail by rerouting the traditional mainsail reefing line.
WOODENBOAT #123 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 93

Twin forestays. When two are better than one, and why. How to modify an existing masthead tang to carry two stays.
WOODENBOAT #129 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 82

The taming of the clew. Rig a brailing line to pull the boom and sail of a Shellback Dinghy up against the mast to facilitate rowing of the boat.
WOODENBOAT #146 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 47