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 Post subject: rigging tension
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Not sure of rigging tension? Tight or semi loose. I'm on the third hole down on shrouds. Mast rotates no problem but seems a little loose.


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 Post subject: Re: rigging tension
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Pretty tight. With a boat that the luff of the jib rides on the forestay, rig tension needs to be tight. OF course, there is still a halyard for the jib, but it is dependent also on rig tension so the jib luff doesn't sag off. See if you can find the original rigging instructions somewhere-they call for tightening the rig after stepping the mast. I use an A-frame on the trailer with a winch to raise the mast that has more than enough mechanical advantage, so I've never had to tighten after stepping the mast. I have the forestay adjuster flush with the bottom of the furler-this was the way everyone on the Prosail circuit set theirs up too.


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