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YMS Standing Rigging

Postby tonymac » Mon July 25th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Hi there can any one tell me how to tension the standing rigging without a tension guide as i dont have one if not what is the tension using a tension rig Tony

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Re: YMS Standing Rigging

Postby chris s » Wed July 27th, 2011, 12:01 pm

I usually tighten my side stays up until I cant deflect them by pushing with my thumb, then I put a couple of extra turns on the forestay, trimming as necessary after a sailing tryout.

You will soon notice if the forestay or mast are deflecting when under load from the sails,
as a check while under sail you can lie on your back & sight up the mast/forestay.

Hope this helps. Chris

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