General Notes

Boat was in mixed condition. Hull was sound with wood trim in need of cleaning and oiling. Sail was okay, but needs to be stored off of the ground (I placed it in the shed). Mast was okay except for joint which had some rot and swelling, and missing and moved cleats. Stays were in good condition, all lines were in poor condition, halyard was dried out and should be replaced.

I put as much as I could into the shed, but the mast is under the shed as it will not come apart and is too big.

Rigging Guide and Additional Notes


Mast Junction

Mast halves join together. Note the rot shown here is a problem and should be addressed. Halves do not separate due to condition

Upper mast

The upper mast had previous damage, but is still serviceable

Mast Step

Mast is stepped in seat - make sure the notch matches up with the slot on sole and the runner for the sail is facing aft. Sail downhaul gets cleated as shown


Once the mast is stepped, the stays need to be attached. If the mast is not seated well, this will be difficult or impossible.

Forward Stay

Use cotter pin

Starboard Stay

Use cotter pin

Port Stay

Use cotter pin (detail)


Haul up the sail and tie it off. Mind your head!

Attach halyard to head of sail, goes through runner at top of mast

Halyard goes through block near where the mast steps

Halyard goes through slot on the port side of the centerboard (no notch on starboard!)

Halyard cleats where you can drop the sail quickly if needed

Misc Rigging


The clew (lower corner) of the sail gets pulled by the backhaul. Not too tight, should be a little slack so the sail has shape.


Rudder swivels on to the rudder post at the bottom, then slides down the rudder post at the top. Swivel rudder down and drop the centerboard when the water is deep enough.


The sheet is the line used to control the sail. It runs from your hand, up through the forward block

From the forward block, the sheet runs down to the traveler (which should be above the rudder) and back up to the aft block


The dingy sails well (for a dingy). Make sure to start off going as close to the wind as you can - it will not sail near (or into) the wind and running with the wind is easy - so you not have to row home if you work hard to go upwind first.