Virginia Rigging drawings

Click to show designs as PDF

In addition to the architectural drawings submitted to the USCG for approval, David Wyman created a large set of detailed drawings of the rigging components of Virginia. These include blocks, deadeyes, pumps, binnacle, cat head, masts, sails, knights, pin rails, oars, and the windlass.

For the original Virginia most of these components would have been constructed on site from local materials. Only the sail cloth, ropes, and metal bits needed to be imported. When reconstructing Virginia we used a very similar approach. We bought rope, sails, and bolts. We built all of the wooden parts of the rigging, and constructed the specialized rope parts.

To see the design drawings, click on the image above to open a PDF with the various designs.

Virginia's rigging