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 Post subject: Re: Aussie forestay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:02 am 
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Flip57 wrote:
The sidestays determine the mast rake as the aussie jib halyard tensions the rig through the jib wire.


Agreed, shroud length, no doubt, you "set" them. Yeah, forestay always loose, when all is complete, that was kinda my point with findbluesky, that is - the forestay length is not terribly important, as the jib halyard is the "forestay" determining how far back the mast can rake, while the shrouds control how far forward the mast may be.

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 Post subject: Re: Aussie forestay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:13 am 
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That is true, but if you shorten the side stays and tighten the jib halyard, the mast will be raked back more. If you lengthen the side stays and tighten the jib halyard, the mast will rake back less. (more space between the mainsheet blocks).The jib will always be tight and the side stays adjust the amount of rake.


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie forestay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Flip57 wrote:
That is true, but if you shorten the side stays and tighten the jib halyard, the mast will be raked back more. If you lengthen the side stays and tighten the jib halyard, the mast will rake back less. (more space between the mainsheet blocks).The jib will always be tight and the side stays adjust the amount of rake.


We are on the same page, thus use of the word "set" in reference to the shrounds. The comment was intended to address the apparent confusion with the forestay length in the context of rake, nothing more. Good sailing to you Flip.

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