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Old 16-11-2010, 15:47   #1
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New to Standing Rigging - How Tight Do I Go ?

Hey there I have a hunter 701 23ft sailer. Just threw the mast up there today (i'm an ex dingy sailer) so standing rigging had to last an afternoon not a season. It has a back and fore stay, a set of cap shrouds through spreaders and then four shrouds from half way up the mast.....how tight do the barrel pins need tightened to...

of course as I ask this question it is only 5 hours since we put the mast up and it is now pitch black and has started blowing a gale....I hope when I get down tomorrow to the marina that however tight I put them today was tight enought for the moment
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sail upwind the lee shrouds shout not be slack, tack back and forth to adjust each side.

tell us what you find
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Old 16-11-2010, 17:52   #3
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First a gauge would be recommended. The size and material of the wire will determine how much tension is should have. And this link is a good start........
How*to*use*Tension*Gauges*|*Loos*&*Co.*-*Cableware*Division

But on a 23' boat it's not so critical, good and snug so it twangsssss was goodnuf for my ole 23.
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