Altair schooner
The rudder wheel and binnacle of the schooner Altair, while moored in a dock in the southern coast of France.

Belle Aventure
A classic sail ship has a greater amount of ropes on the rigging than a modern one, usually requiring larger crews to manage them and additional time for keeping them all in order. The image corresponds to the ketch Belle Aventure, launched in 1929. Note the small winches installed in the deck.

Lantern Dorade vents Winch

Left: a traditional brass lantern on the ketch Sintra. Center: Dorade vents, named after the first yacht on which they were installed. Right: a two-speed electrical winch made of stainless steel, installed on the Misconduct. These gadgets can reduce the crew needed to manage a sail ship.

Pulley Pulleys Pulleys

Pulleys and other fittings found in different ships. During the 20th century these elements were notably improved, unifying aesthetic and usability. The modern ropes made of synthetic fibers are much more resistant to friction and practically unnafected by humidity.

Rigging Rigging Rigging

Detail photos of the rigging in different ships.

Rudder wheel Rudder wheel

Two classical rudder wheels, one of them showing the steering position indicator. Elements like these are fundamental to reenact the aesthetical quality present in the yesteryears of the sailing yachts.

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