Caledonia yawl project: bronze hardware

The choice to go with the gunter yawl rig as opposed to theĀ  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 catalogĀ  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.

Chainstay, Forestay, pad eye and span shackle
Chainstay, Forestay, pad eye and span shackle

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