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[[image in top margin: drawing of sail rigging with annotation]] Drop rope with two branches from topping lift and this makes a pair of lazy jacks.
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[[underline]] Lazy jacks. [[/underline]] for mizzen sail are improvised by two ropes 1/4, ending by wire rope, served with serving rope on end and on shackle. These ropes are twisted one turn around boom and fastened together on ends, thus providing two lazy jacks which can easily be untied if wanted. [[strikethrough]] They can be [[/strikethrough]] They run thru 2 [[strikethrough]] sheaves [[/strikethrough]] 
^[[blocks]] (or one double sheave block?) tied under truck of mast. This arrangement permits to fasten the lazy jacks on boom at any place and to use them as topping lifts and slide them towards the end if topping lifts are in the way.
[[underline]] Additional cleats! [[/underline]] for flag halyards can be provided along shrouds just above eye splice which
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hold turnbuckles.
Attaching sheets to booms is best done by means of ring as per sketch 
[[image: drawing of a ring with another flattened ring attached below it]]
Fair [[leaders?]] bolted on deck (or railing?) by means of eye bolts (or deck plates?) 
Use shackles on [[withes?]] so as to hang two or more blocks on them.
Calculated for slip of [[strikethrough]] my po [[/strikethrough]] propeller of [[Ion?]] as follows at 500 rev. per min.
30" pitch     = 28% slip      = 9 knots
28"   " [[ditto for pitch]]  = 22% " [[ditto for         slip]]    = 9   " [[ditto for knots]]
32"   " [[ditto for pitch]]  = 32% " [[ditto for slip]]   = 9   "  [[ditto for knots]]
March 11. Took boat to Miami Beach and lunched there. [[To?]] Afternoon went out with excursion boat to Everglades. Visited Alligator farm and Seminole Indian Camp. Its chief "Tigertail" had been killed four days ago in

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(@AntelopeWest) This page needs help with several words. "leaders" are fishing lines "withes" are flexible twigs used for binding things together

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