Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: rig tuning
Hi Steve,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Yep, that's the booklet. Check out the "Folding Rule Method" of tensioning.
Sounds reasonable that the existing rig is loose due to stretch. That makes it pretty easy to tension back up - just count the turns you take on starboard and do the same number on port, assuming the mast is in column to begin with.
Craig SN68 Sangaris, Ft Pierce FL
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Steve, thanks for the data, that's very helpful.
Craig, thank you also for your advice. That's a great rule of thumb. I have The Complete Rigger's Apprentice, which discusses rig tuning a bit, but not as much as I'd hoped before I bought it. I will definitely read the booklet you mentioned (which is perhaps this free PDF?).
I suspect the slight looseness in my rig is because the wire has stretched over time. It was quite tight when I bought the boat, and I think the boat hadn't been sailed much by the previous owner after he replaced the standing rigging.
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