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This one I recognized your names from other related mail...
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 07:41 , Mike Foreman <mikefor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> sent:
When they say the backstay tension is higher than the shrouds I figure they are refering to boats without a backstay tensioner. as for the shrouds, it is just as important to keep the mast straight and in the centre of the boat. this may sound foolish but if u don't pay attention the mast will turn into a snake.I think the best was is go sail the boat. if shrouds are too loose on a 20 degree heel, tighten them, backstay tension is fun as it powers up the jib and affects pointing ability.now that u are right into all this, I am surprised you haven't asked about the rack of the mast??????? which is another hair ball.later dude----- Original Message -----From: Rob/LindaSent: Monday, June 16, 2003 7:06 AMSubject: Re:Indeed I do. As I understand it fore and back stay tension is usually higher than the shrouds, Starting point for tensioning shrouds with 1/8 " is 240, fore and backstay 300.rob----- Original Message -----From: Mike ForemanSent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 8:28 PMSubject: Re:forestay is adjusted by back stay tensioner., in light airs sails, including forestay loose as pressure increases u increase backstay tension to remove the extra draft in jib and point better. my forestay/backstay is usually pretty slack but as wind increases it is harded up to a point that sometimes excessed shroud tension.I am assuming u have a back stay tensioner?????????mike----- Original Message -----From: Rob/LindaSent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 6:06 PMMike,what about the forestay and backstay?rob