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Old 05-10-2015, 12:13   #1
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Forestay Tension

replace all my standing rugging and need help on how does one set forstay tension with a roller furling cover the cable.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:18   #2
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re: Forestay Tension

Possibly by measuring your backstay tension (when there is one). Your forestay tension is proportional. Look up Selden's pdf. All other things equal.

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Re: Forestay Tension

I take it your turnbuckle is not out in the open? I had one like that once, you needed to use the back stay for final tension.
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Re: Forestay Tension

I know one thing. If the forstay is too slack it will be very difficult to roll up the headsail. Very difficult.

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