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Fitting that attaches the boom to the mast, enabling the boom to pivot freely in all directions.
Fitting located at the end of a boom which facilitates tensioning the foot of the mainsail.
A gooseneck that slides in a track on the mast, enabling the height of the boom to be adjusted relative to the deck.
Fitting used to connect a boom vang to a boom or mast.
Hardware generally used to attach a block to a mast or boom.
Strap used to attach standing rigging to the boat.
Fitting used to attach standing rigging to the boat.
Fitting used to attach blocks or rope to a mast or boom.
Fitting attached to the stern of a boat, typically in pairs, used to mount the rudder to the boat.
Fitting attached to the rudder, typically in pairs, used to mount the rudder to the boat.
Special chainplate used to attach a headstay or forestay to the boat.
Cleat fastened to a mast which facilitates adjusting the height of a sliding boom relative to the deck.
A step mounted to hinge plates, which facilitates raising and lowering a mast.
Fitting used to connect a forestay and shrouds to a mast.
Fitting attached to the forward edge of a mast, generally used to connect a spinnaker pole to a mast.
Fitting located at the top of a mast having sheaves for halyards. On larger boats the masthead includes connectors for standing rigging.
A hinged step with castings on top and bottom hinge plates.
Opening in the sail groove in a mast or boom used to feed sail rope or slides.
Sailfeed Gate / Stop
Fitting used to keep sail slides captive in a sail groove.
Struts attached to a mast and the shrouds that add support to the mast.
Fitting used to secure a mast to the deck.
Step with Tenon
A step with a protrusion on the underside, which facilitates positioning on a deck.
A deck-mounted fitting which facilitates convenient raising and lowering of a mast.
Fitting used to connect standing rigging to a mast.
Block and tackle system used to prevent the boom from lifting under pressure from wind in the mainsail.
Simple system incorporating rope and a cleat used to adjust the tension in the luff of a mainsail.
The rope or wire used to hoist a sail.
The ropes used to adjust the jib.
Simple system incorporating rope, blocks and cleats, used to shorten a mainsail.
The rope running through blocks (pulleys) that are attached to the boom and the boat and used to adjust the mainsail.
Fitting used to connect a halyard or sheet to a sail.
Wire that extends from the top of the mast to the stern of the boat.
Wire that extends from a point below the top of the mast to the bow of the boat.
Rigging configuration typified by forestay and shroud attachment at a point below the top of the mast.
Wire that extends from the top of the mast to the bow of the boat.
Rigging configuration typified by forestay and shroud attachment at the top of the mast.
Rigging fitting used to tension a shroud or stay by means of a series of holes and clevis pins.
Wires on port and starboard sides that support the mast.
System of wires that supports the mast in the upright position.
Rigging fitting used to tension a shroud or stay by means of threaded stud(s).