Originally Posted by Adelie
Assuming you got your authority right Brion is correct up to the point that the mast
OR BOOM hits the water
then he's wrong, all of a sudden impact loads and solid water
loads get added to the equation. That also assumes the original design was adequate which again is an assumption that is not guaranteed.
Increasing wire size does not make the boat roll faster, in fact it makes the boat roll slower which is safer in breaking waves.
Trying to spec rigging
to survive striking the water is a rediculious idea. If for no other reason that the mast
are designed to be roughly the same strength. If you want your rigging strong enough to survive a roll over you also need to replace the mast to be strong enough as well. Not to mention the deck
, chainplates and bulkheads need to be beefed up to handle the new design spec.
This is the same reason airplanes wings aren't designed to hit the dirt.