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[Amel Yacht Owners] Rig tuning


ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Joel, On the subject of rigs, how tight do you make your backstays? Every other part of my standing rigging is very tight but my backstays have always had a fair bit of play in them.Would you tighten them to the same extent as the rest of the rig? Ian Jenkins, Pen Azen SM 302


From: "Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@...>
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rig tuning
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 18:10:38 -0400

Hi Vito,

I NEVER advocated a loose rig. It's dangerous to have loose rigging on an
AMEL. Most riggers/yards loosen the rigging because most boats are tuned
loose because they flex. Amels are tuned very tight because they don't
flex. You shouldn't have much sag in the headstay and very little, if any,
real slop in the lazy side shourds.

TIGHT IS RIGHT. NEVER LOOSE.

Hope this helps.
Joel SUPER MARAMU MILLENNIUM #400 "MARY BROWN"
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From: asm283 [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 8:53 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rig tuning


I would be intrested in any opinions and recomendations on tuning the
Amel ketch rig. The proper tune of the rig is directly related to the
boats ability to point. Joel you recomend a loose rig what is your
reason for this?

Thanks

Vito Ciaravino
asm283


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Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Howdy PEN AZEN.

Boat show here, hence the delay. Yes the mizzen backstays are much looser.
You can tighten them so they don't vibrate in big breeze but not too much.
I plan on a large write up on rig tuning as soon as the show is over.

Hope this helps.

All the best,
Joel

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From: Ian & Judy Jenkins [mailto:ianjudyjenkins@...]
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 2:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rig tuning


Hi Joel, On the subject of rigs, how tight do you make your backstays?
Every other part of my standing rigging is very tight but my backstays
have
always had a fair bit of play in them.Would you tighten them to the same
extent as the rest of the rig? Ian Jenkins, Pen Azen SM 302


>From: "Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@...>
>Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
>To: <amelyachtowners@...>
>Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rig tuning
>Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 18:10:38 -0400
>
>Hi Vito,
>
>I NEVER advocated a loose rig. It's dangerous to have loose rigging on
an
>AMEL. Most riggers/yards loosen the rigging because most boats are tuned
>loose because they flex. Amels are tuned very tight because they don't
>flex. You shouldn't have much sag in the headstay and very little, if
any,
>real slop in the lazy side shourds.
>
>TIGHT IS RIGHT. NEVER LOOSE.
>
>Hope this helps.
>Joel SUPER MARAMU MILLENNIUM #400 "MARY BROWN"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: asm283 [mailto:no_reply@...]
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 8:53 AM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rig tuning
>
>
> I would be intrested in any opinions and recomendations on tuning the
> Amel ketch rig. The proper tune of the rig is directly related to the
> boats ability to point. Joel you recomend a loose rig what is your
> reason for this?
>
> Thanks
>
> Vito Ciaravino
> asm283
>
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