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Old 09-02-2016, 21:12   #16
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Re: Removing triatic form Ketch rig

How tight should the Triatic be tightened?
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Re: Removing triatic form Ketch rig

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How tight should the Triatic be tightened?
Hi Brankin,

I'm no rigger, and there is no simple answer. I have learned it is all dependent upon your rig.

I learned a lot from Brion Toss' various titles, and especially the Tuning your Rig DVD.

There is also a great thread on this forum from a few years ago that delves into the complexities.

I hope this is helpful.

Cheers!

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Re: Removing triatic form Ketch rig

Wow that looks great, Thank you. My project list just got bigger.
I had seen the post from Brian T. before and I have his book on order.
Seeing the set-up in place makes it come together, thanks for the pics.
It looks like the lower attachment on the mast is robust, do you remember what else is there that's not in the picture?
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Wow that looks great, Thank you. My project list just got bigger.
I had seen the post from Brian T. before and I have his book on order.
Seeing the set-up in place makes it come together, thanks for the pics.
It looks like the lower attachment on the mast is robust, do you remember what else is there that's not in the picture?
Thanks again, Marty
Hi Marty,

There is nothing more to it than shows in the photos. It is a fairly routine, simple arrangement.

The turnbuckle attachment tang is welded ss like you would see used for attaching a rigid boom vang.

If our triatic stay wasn't also part of the HF radio antenna, I would consider using an appropriate high-modulus line in leu of ss rigging wire when it comes time to replace it.

In your case- given you are dismantling on a routine basis- Dyneema or the like seems like maybe a safer approach that is also easier to work with upon assembly/disassembly... It would also allow the use of a static block [e.g., Colligo Marine- it is really just a bending point so friction is not an issue...] and perhaps a soft shackle mount at the mizzen mast head which perhaps provides an added degree of safety over the roller block on my set-up.

Best wishes with your project.

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