The choice to go with the gunter yawl rig as opposed to the balanced lug rig involves a few more pieced of hardware. Notably the big difference is the need for standing rigging as opposed to a free standing mast. I’ve been working on the rudder assembly this summer as well as the centreboard and the need to order the rudder hardware to make sure everything I was doing would fit properly.
After looking at the Classic Marine online catalog I realized that it would be a good idea to also order the other hardware at the same time to avoid paying for shipping fees multiple times. So receiving the hardware yesterday felt like Christmas, and I know now that there is one less thing holding back this boat from being completed.
The Classic marine catalog does not have a very well developed images for all the products so I thought putting up photos of all the parts would be useful.
So after some thought I decided to commit to my plan of building the gunter rigged version of the Caledonia Yawl. This meant purchasing a minimum of two chainplates, one forestay plate, one pad eye and the gaff span shackle.