Rig tension

28/04/2010 21:52:24
BenClark
Hi, does anybody know what the rig tension should be on my shrouds of my 3079 winderbox cheers.

29/04/2010 09:09:58
Andrew M
Tight enough to get a bit of a twang out of the rigging when you ping the shroud.  Any more and it is the boat that will bend, not the mast, in a high bow tank hull.  When sailing it is mainsheet tension that keeps the jib luff tight.  See link.

http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk/library/how_to/tuning_older_boats.htm

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