Re: [Amel] Re: Standing Rigging Tension

Sailorman <kimberlite@...>

When I picked up Kimberlite, I recall a rigger was tensioning the rig on the
boat next to me. I believe it was the next boat to be delivered. He had a
set of adjustable wrenches in his hand and after a while, he just hit the
rigging with the handle of the wrench. He then tightened the rig until he
heard the right sound and moved on to the next piece of rigging.

I also remember looking at a video from Brian Toss and American rigger,
using a similar technique.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Barry
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Standing Rigging Tension

I am of the opinion, thumping the shrouds with a rubber mallet as posted
previously on this site to determine the tension is a load of crap. I
downloaded a manual (and there are quite a few) on masts and rigging from
Seldens Rigging and Masts site, in particular "Hints and Advice" manual at, There is a method on
Tensioning the cap shrouds on page 28. I downloaded this PDF to my iPad and
saved it to access in my Reference folder in iBooks.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171 (currently Bundaberg)

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<> , "LaFrance" wrote:

Does anyone know the rigging tension required for the SM model.

Paul & Sue LaFrance
Currently in St Marteen

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