Topic : Rig Tension

Magazine is fantastic as usual. Where can I get a rig tension guage as shown on Rowsell Sails advert?

Posted: 02/07/2006 00:31:17
By: GeoffP
Why not try Rowsell Sails sine they advertise one!

Posted: 02/07/2006 10:05:50
By: Obvious
The trouble with guages like the Rowsell one is that eventually the spring loses its temper (?!), the guage becomes slack and then your rigging goes all floppy.

Posted: 02/07/2006 11:28:15
By: experienced
Then buy a new one!

Posted: 02/07/2006 11:53:42
By: Obvious
Choose your gauge wisely.

Posted: 02/07/2006 17:31:21
By: Nigel

Posted: 03/07/2006 10:57:26
By: Obvious
And available from all good mail order chandlers & seen quite often on Ebay.

Posted: 03/07/2006 19:03:35
By: Barry Watkin
Why do you need one?

If you move your rig at least once in the race you would need to get the guage out, go head to wind and re-measure before setting off up the beat again? If you need to make sure you can get enough on, just borrow one for an afternoon whilst you set your rig up.

See - that's seventy quid you can put towards a new sail.......

Posted: 03/07/2006 22:51:24
By: Jon
Jon, you obvioulsy havn't read your summer magazine yet. Page 26

Posted: 04/07/2006 07:53:03
By: Alan F
If you try this at home watch you don't slip off the gunwhale! I'll not be able to sail for a week.

Posted: 04/07/2006 08:28:47
By: Wanting non slip deck shoes
D'oh!  Just got back from holiday and read forum before magazine...........

Looks like I'm not the only one who fell for it.

Posted: 04/07/2006 09:16:11
By: Jon


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