Continuing with the top mast standing rigging, there are three more relatively simple lines to be run.
The pullback stay runs between the fore top mast and the main mast. The pullback stay was made from 0.018″ black rigging line.
The pullback stay starts with an eye splice in the end that goes over the fore top mast. The stay sits right above the top band.
The other end also receives an eye splice. A lanyard is used to secure this end to the small link on the side of the main mast cap. The lanyard was made from 0.008″ tan rigging line.
Balloon Jib Stay
The balloon jib stay runs from the top of the fore mast down to the end of the bowsprit.
The line starts with an eye splice above the top mast’s top band.
The line then runs down to the bowsprit, where it is seized onto a shackle. The shackle is attached to the front band on the bowsprit.
Main Mast Top Stay
The main mast top stay is almost identical to the pullback stay, except it runs from the main top mast to the fore mast cap.
The main mast top stay is made from 0.008″ black line. It starts with an eye splice around the main mast’s to band.
It runs down to the mast cap on the fore mast, where it is secured to the small link using a lanyard.