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Rigging a Flying Scot

Step 1 - Preparation

Cast off the mast tie-downs, remove the tie-down strap, and clear the cockpit and seats by removing or stowing the boom and any other gear.

With the mast lying in the carrying forks, uncoil the shrouds and forestay, being exceedingly careful not to kink the cables at the swaged end fittings. One kink soon will soon result in broken strands and cable. Make sure the main halyard is shackled within reach, preferably to the spinnaker eye. Now is the time to install the spinnaker halyard and masthead fly, if one is to be used.

IMPORTANT: Watch for overhead power lines and tree limbs, they are your greatest hazard. Unfortunately, they are common around ramps and launching areas.

Attach the main shrouds to their respective chain plate, spinnaker hook on the outside, inserting the clevis pin from the outside in, with the safety pin inside, adjuster plates straddling the chain plate. The two most common attachment positions for the adjuster plates are:

1. The middle of the three open holes in the shroud adjuster plates to the top hole in the chain plate.

2. The bottom hole of the three open holes in the shroud adjuster plates to the bottom hole in the chain plate.


Chain plates must be taped to prevent pin from being snagged by the jib sheet and pulled out inadvertantly.


Jump to:

1. Preparation
2. Raising the Mast
3. Halyard Winches & Forestay Tension
4. Boom
5. Boom Vang
6. Rudder
7. Mainsheet
8. Trailering & Launching
9. Centerboard



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