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Hi snowy,
That is a good question and that is worth discovering.

My opinion:
All the mast need to be installed with all the standing rigging for the mast as this what keeps the mast secured before you attach the yards.
I assume you want to completely rig out one mast with all the yards and sails and then install the whole assembly at once.
I have never attempted that as it might be a lot of problems when you try to rig your shrouds
What I did:
I prepared the yards w proper taper and attached all blocks and pulleys to the yard.
I then attached the sails. I then suspended or hung the yard via my work lamp and rigged all lines to the yard.
After all was done, then the entire completed yard w rigging was carried over to the mast and attached to mast and ran the rigging to the belaying pins and bitt rails.
This is a page from one of my builds. Scroll down to see the order of construction of yards and rigging I used.

https://www.shipsofscale.com/Trinidad/STBL21.html

Let me know what you think.
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Love ya work. So on that theory as all masts and yards are built with sails and all rigging off ship do you then start from the bottom sail and tie off as you go then work up the ship
After the 3 masts are on ship and standard rigging done is this correct on what i read
Cheers snowy
Ps as my first ship with 21 sails and crowsnest× 3 cheers
 
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#23
Ok maybe badly written
1 all masts and yards with all rigging built off ship
2 put sails on yards with all rigging fixed
3 then put masts on ship with standard rigging
4 add yards with sails
5work from bottom to top with sail rigging and all other rigging
How does that sound not there yet Cheers snowy 20181104_192922.jpg
 

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ADDITIONAL NOTES: When you have ALL your MAST rigged with Blocks and Pulleys, the Mast must be mounted on the ship and ALL the STAYS and PREVENTER STAYS must be attached. You must have ALL of your Shrouds done and completed as this is part of the STANDING rigging for the Mast. The STANDING rigging is nothing more than support for the mast to stay upright and tight. If you have not done the Shrouds, then I am afraid you have a ways to go before you can attach your PRE-rigged Yards.

1 all masts and yards with all rigging built off ship
Basically yes, you probably know by now that ALL mast has the BLOCKS and PULLEYS rigged to it. The YARDS as well have their own associated BLOCKS and PULLEYS just like what you did with what I see on that one yard you show. that is correct.
2 put sails on yards with all rigging fixed
Yes, do put all the sails on the yards. I also went as far as rigging (or attaching) the Clew Lines, Bunt Lines, Leech Lines. Then make sure you have the Parrels attached on one side so that when you attach the YARD to the MAST, all you have to do is swing the free end of the parrel around and tie it. Leave enough Line length to be able to rig through the other blocks on the mast to terminate at the Belaying Pin Racks. (A parrel is nothing more than a LOOP of wooden balls that allow the Yard to freely move up and down on the mast.
3 then put masts on ship with standard rigging
HOLD ON a minute - the Mast with all of its BLOCKS and PULLEYS will need to be SET in place on the ship FIRST. Make double sure that the MAST is aligned in all directions and that it is not leaning. You would have already have the Shrouds done by now on ALL mast.
4 add yards with sails
Yes, you can now add the YARDS w SAILS w all of its associated YARD rigging NOW.
5 work from bottom to top with sail rigging and all other rigging
Yes, work from bottom to the top as the previous rigging will not get in your way.

Clew Lines will attach to the Blocks / Pulleys at the TIP ends of the Sails.
Leech Lines will attach mostly to the SIDES of the sails
Bunt Lines first attach to the Yard, then they travel down to the bottom mid point of the sail and BACK up to the yard - through a pulley and makes it way to a belaying pin. When the entire sail is hoisted lowered or raised, the Bunts lines HOLD the sail in multiple locations.
Yard Lifts lines attach starting at the Mast - makes it way to the TIP of the yard ( on each side) and then back to the Mast and then makes its way down to the BITTS rack (the BITTS rack) is usually located at the BASE of the Mast. Or in simpler ships, there are CLEATS on the base of the mast where the yard lifts terminate.
Yard Slings come in a variety of complexity. The Yard Sling is nothing more than a simple loop around the mast and loops around the yard to keep the yard from falling. Some Yard Slings have triple blocks and elaborate rigging.


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#26
Mate
Seriously this is gold
Thanks for all your time and patience
Ive still got main mast to go done fore and mizzen ,oh and bowsprit finished
Thanks again i hope everyone reads this .
I'll post some pics when finished
Just once more thats gold 20181004_202219.jpg 20181004_202213.jpg
 

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#28
Absolutely the best written explanation I have seen on this subject. I like to do as much as possible off the ship. I usually rig all my blocks to the masts and yards Prior to installing them
 

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Thanks Guys !!!

I finally found a photo of a yard that is completely PRE-Rigged and ready to mount to Mast. All that has to be done is run the lines to the Belaying Pins and Bitt Rails, etc.

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Unreal donnie and uwek
Hey uwek I'm just wondering on that theory if lines tyed up in loops if they still come out looking straight.
He must do something
But still another grea idea
Cheers snowy
 

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Uwek my Brother you find some of the Greatest stuff ever. I have been working on a good resource of information and your posts have helped with that tremendously.
 
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