Older fiberglass Lightning Class Running Rigging

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  1. creeksidepirate
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  2. Jamie Kennedy
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    I assume you want to fit it like the original running rigging using what it came with.
    Nice looking old Lightning by the way. I love the mix of fibreglass and wood of that era.

    Here are some different but current examples that might still apply...
    http://www.lightningclass.org/resources/riggingIdeas/index.asp

    Here are some great photos of some restored boats. If you dig through you might get some ideas...
    http://www.lightningclass.org/resources/woodenBoats/restoredBoats/index.asp

    The class organization can also help...
    http://www.lightningclass.org/

    This video has a lot of close ups at different angles...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvQkwykdyes

    This one also. Interesting vang and 2:1 jib sheets...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BegxmEzAiuo

    This one may be too up-to-date but it is specific to rigging from an expert...
    http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/08/18/video-expert-insight-lightning-rigging/

    I might setup my Yngling with a 2:1 jib sheet. You can learn a lot from other boats.
     
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