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Square sail handling - Ocean Navigator
Running rigging of a square sail. A: halyard raises yard and sail; B: braces, trim the yard; C: lifts, support yard when lowered; D: sheets, haul clews out to yard below; E: clewlines, haul clews up when stowing; F: buntlines, haul middle of sail up when stowing; G: reef tackles, haul leeches; H: reef points; I: bowlines, pull leech taut when close hauled.
A better photo of Lifts passing right through Topmast Shrouds. They should pass across forward of the foremost one even though they will chafe. Square yards HAVE to pivot and so the Lifts have to be free to shift in space quite a bit. I am convinced that many ship model builders believe that yards always remain square to the keel, that these model builders do not understand what it means or why it is necessary to Brace the Yards.