**A Plain and Easie RULE
TO
RIGGE
ANY
SHIP
BY
The Length of his MASTS
and YARDS.
Without any further Trouble.**

*LONDON*,

Printed for *William Fisher* at the *Postern-Gate* neer *Tower-Hill*. 1664.

*Halliards*- Three times the length of the Yard.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Yard.
*Clulines*- Two times the length of the Fore-yard.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Yard.
*Sheets*- Three times the length of the Yard.
*Pennants*- One third of the Yard.

*Shroudes*- Most be the length of the Mast from the Heel to the Crosstress.
*Halliards*- Three times the length of the Mast.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Mast.
*Clulines*- Two times the length of the Spritsail Yard.
*Braces*- Two times the length of the Spritsail Yard.
*Cranlines*- Two times the length of the Topsail yard.

*Pennants*- 1/3 Of the length of the Shroudes.
*Shroudes*- 2/3 Of the Mast.
*Stay*- One time the length of the Mast wanting 1/6.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Shroudes.
*Clugarnets*- Three times the length of the Shroudes.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Mast from the Deck to the Crosstrees.
*Leechlines*- Two times the length of the Main Yard.
*Braces*- Two times the length of the Main Yard.
*Foresheets*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Main Yard.
*Jeeres*- Four times the length of the Mast from the Deck to the Crosstrees.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Main Yard.
*Topsailsheets*- Two times the length of the Main Yard.

*Pennants*- Of the Shroudes. [
*sic*] *Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast from the Crosstrees to the feed hole.
*Burtons*- One time the length of the Foreyard.
*Lifts*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Foreyard.
*Clulines*- Three times the length of the Foreyard.
*Braces*- 2 & 1/3 times the length of the Foreyard.
*Bowlines*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Foreyard.
*Leechline*- Two times the length of the Foretopsail Yard.
*Tye*- One time the length of the Topmast.
*Runner*- 1 & 1/3 time the length of the Foreyard.
*Halliards*- Three times the length of the Foreyard.
*Stay*- 1 & 1/3 the length of the Mast.
*Backstays*- 1 & 1/3 the length of the Foreyard.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Foreyard.

*Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast from the Crosstrees to the feed hole.
*Stay*- 1 & ½ times the length pf the Foreyard.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Mast.
*Braces*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Foreyard.
*Bowlines*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Foreyard.
*Halliards*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Foreyard.

*Pennants*- 1/3 Of the Shroudes.
*Shroudes*- 2/3 Of the Mast.
*Stay*- The length of the Mast.
*Jeers*- Four times the length of the Mast from the Deck to the Crosstrees.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Main yard
*Braces*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Main Yard.
*Bowlines*- One time the length of the Main Yard.
*Clugarnet*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Main Yard.
*Buntlines*- Four times the length of the Mast for Falls and Leges.
*Leechlines*- Two times the length of the Main Yard.
*Tacks*- One time the length of the Main Yard.
*Runnes*- One time the length of the Main Yard.
*Tacklefals*- Three times the length of the Runners.
*Sheets*- 2 & ½ the length of the Main Yard.
*Eknaveline*- Two times the length from the Crosstrees to the Deck.
*Topsailsheets*- Two times the length of the Main Yard.

*Pennants*- 1/3 Of the Shrouds.
*Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast.
*Stay*- 1 & ½ times the length of the Mast.
*Braces*- 2 & 1/3 times the length of the Yard.
*Burtons*- 1/3 Of the of the Main Yard.
*Lifts*- 2 & ½ times the length of the Main Yard.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Main yard.
*Clulines*- Three times the length of the Main yard.
*Tye*- One time the length of the top mast-Shroud.
*Runners*- One time the length of the Main yard.
*Halliards*- Three times the length of the Main yard.
*Leechlines*- Two times the length of the topsail yard.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length from the Deck to the Hounds.
*Top-rope*- One time the length of the main shrouds
*Topropefal*- Two times the length of the Main Mast.
*Pennants for Braces*- 1/3 of the topsail yard.
*Backstays*- 1 & ½ the length of the Main Yard.

*Shroudes*- Once the length of the Mast from the Cross-trees to the heel.
*Stay*- 1 & ½ the length of the Main yard.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the top gallant Mast.
*Braces*- Two times the length of the Main yard.
*Bowlines*- Two times the length of the main yard.
*Tye*- The length of the mast.
*Halliards*- 2 & ½ times the length of the main yard.
*Top-rope*- Two times the length of the main yard.

*Halliards*- Four times the length of the mast from the Deck to the Cross-trees.
*Braytles*- Two times the length of the mast from the Deck to the Cross-trees.
*Sheet*- One time the length of the Yard.
*Tack*- Three Fathomes length.
*Shroudes*- One time the length of the mast from the Deck to the Cross-trees.
*Pennants*- 1/3 Of the Shroud.
*Burtenfal*- One time the length of the main yard.
*Stay*- One time the length of the mast.
*Bowlines*- One time the length of the
*Crossjack*yard.

*Pennants*- 1/3 Of the Shroud.
*Shroudes*- The length of the mast from the Crosstrees to the Heel.
*Stay*- 1 & ½ the length of the mast.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the mast.
*Braces*- 1 & 1/3 the length of the Mizoen yard.
*Bowlines*- 1 & ½ the length of the
*Crossjack*yard. *Crossjack braces*- 2 & ½ the length of the
*Crossjack*yard. *Sheets*- 2 & ½ the length of the
*Crossjack*yard. *Clulines*- 2 & ½ the length of the
*Crossjack*yard. *Halliards*- 1 & ½ the length of the
*Mizoen*yard. *Tye*- One time the length of the top-mast from the Cross-trees to the Heel.

[Henry Bond]

W. Godbid for William Fisher, London, 1664. 8vo, 15,5×10,5 cm, 8 pp.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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