running rigging


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running rigging

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vessel. Compare standing rigging
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Being destitute of weapons, they let themselves down by the running rigging, in hopes of getting between decks.
He could not express what he felt, and to himself he likened himself to a sailor, in a strange ship, on a dark night, groping about in the unfamiliar running rigging. Well, he decided, it was up to him to get acquainted in this new world.
We started our program for the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in September 2016, when we were given the go-ahead to rebuild the forward structure of Perpetual Loral, replace all running rigging and undertake a small refit to the yacht.
He presents a step-by-step guide to every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat, illustrating the various options and materials with clear, b&w diagrams and photographs.
Funains (8) is indeed "cords" although we might prefer the nautical collective "cordage." Estendre (8) does not mean "stretch," and two possibilities here come to mind: that previously used cordage is being spread out on land to dry (a common practice), or that the ship is being outfitted with its standing and running rigging (see below).
Then there's the running rigging (ropes to you and me) - all six miles of them - that seems miraculously to hold everything together, taking the strain as we cleave through the waves at an exhilarating 13 knots.
Another race-winning edge could be speeding up your boat's running rigging by using Lewmar's latest HTX Traveller range, with the Captive Ball Traveller suiting yachts up to 50 feet.
This makes for a much narrower, more aerodynamic spar cross section (for mast, spreaders and boom), which reduces windage and drag, with the whole affair supported by Southern Spars EC6 lightweight carbon running rigging to hugely reduce weight aloft, further improving righting moment.