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Old 24-02-2011, 12:39   #16
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Re: Reasonable rig tension gage

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Re: Reasonable rig tension gage

One can measure tension without a gauge too.

Go to Selden page and read the rigging manual.

Knowing the tension (in kgs, %, whatever) helps little. Boat types are pretty individual and rigs differ. Hence, proper tension on one boat can be completely inadequate on another.

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Old 24-02-2011, 18:38   #19
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Re: Reasonable rig tension gage

It probably is worth using the guage or amount of streach method. The wire can take more tension than needs applying. Too much tension can cause problems with hull and bulkheads. There is more to it than the mast being in column. Manuals from builders should specify rig tuning. Lee shrouds should not feel as taught as the windward. (15-20 knots of wind)
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Re: Reasonable rig tension gage

wow... Loads of great info in that seldon PDF... even 4 years later!

http://www.seldenmast.com/files/1416.../595-540-E.pdf
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Re: Reasonable rig tension gage

I have 2 of this gauges in the shop covered in dust, cheaper?? buy a decent measure tape, the only folks doing rig tuning by the mm are racers.....
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