Don Silsbe Posted May 26, 2018 Report Share Posted May 26, 2018 My good friend Amos Swogger is about to embark on the rigging of his CS20.3. I wanted to share a couple of thoughts with him and the rest of the forum about how I rigged my boat. I hope that you all will bring forward some of your own ideas here, so Amos can have a good idea pool to draw from. For my Bay River Skiff, the two objectives in designing the rigging were 1) ease of set-up and 2) minimization of the use of stainless fittings. My previous boat took nearly an hour to rig at the launch site. It now takes me about 10 minutes. Stainless steel is nice, and all,, but it is noisy, and hard on painted surfaces. I favor the use of Spectra lines and lashing blocks. The following photos are how I executed my mizzen sheet system. I used Buzz Line, because it is easy on the hands. The yellow balls at the ends of the pigtails are my attachment system to the transom. On the transom, I have some wire-formed eye straps. (Don't use the other kind, as they are hard on the line.) To attach, I simply make a loop, and pass the ball through. To relase, I yank on the tail (last photo), to open up the loop. I clip the SS snap to a soft hackle loop that is on the mizzen's clew. The whole rig terminates using B&B's fairlead/clamcleat system. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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