**A Plain and Easie RULE
TO
RIGGE
ANY
SHIP
BY
The Length of his MASTS
and YARDS.
**

**Without any further Trouble.**

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*LONDON*,

Printed by *W. Godbid* for *William Fisher*, Bookseller, at the *Postern-Gate* near *Tower-Hill*; and *Eliz. Hurlock*, at the *Rose*, at the West end of St. *Paul's*, 1676.

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*Halliards*- THree times the length of the Yard.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Yard.
*Cluelines*- 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 Cross-tress.
*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*- ⅓ Of the length of the Shroudes.
*Shroudes*- ⅔ 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 Crost-rees.
*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 Cross-trees.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Main yard.
*Topsail-sheets*- Two times the length of the Main yard.

*Pennants*- Of the Shroudes. [
*sic*] *Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast from the Cross-trees 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 Fore yard.
*Braces*- 2 & ⅓ 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 & ⅓ time the length of the Foreyard.
*Halliards*- Three times the length of the Foreyard.
*Stay*- 1 & ⅓ the length of the Mast.
*Backstays*- 1 & ⅓ the length of the Foreyard.
*Buntlines*- Two times the length of the Foreyard.

*Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast from the Cross-trees 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*- ⅓ Of the Shroudes.
*Shroudes*- ⅔ Of the Mast.
*Stay*- The length of the Mast.
*Jeers*- Four times the length of the Mast from the Deck to the Cross-trees.
*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.
*Runners*- 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 Cross-trees to the Deck.
*Topsail-sheets*- Two times the length of the Main yard.

*Pennants*- ⅓ Of the Shrouds.
*Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast.
*Stay*- 1 & ½ times the length of the Mast.
*Braces*- 2 & ⅓ the length of the Yard.
*Burtons*- ⅓ 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*- One third 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 Fathoms length.
*Shroudes*- One time the length of the Mast from the Deck to the Cross-trees.
*Pennants*- ⅓ 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*- ⅓ Of the Shroud.
*Shroudes*- The length of the Mast from the Cross-trees to the Heel.
*Stay*- 1 & ½ the length of the Mast.
*Lifts*- Three times the length of the Mast.
*Braces*- 1 & ⅓ 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.

*FINIS.*

[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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