Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-05-2007, 12:37   #1
Registered User
 
Max Mariner's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Minnesota
Boat: Formosa Ketch C.C. 41'
Posts: 9
Balancing spruce Mast's with shims

I have a formosa 41 ketch C.C. with spruce mast's. I bought the boat in March of '06 and just recently stepped the mast's for the first time since she was delivered to me.

How are you sailors utilizing your shims when balancing your spruce mast's? Not to sound skeptical but I have been given two differing suggestions from sailors whose boats i know have alum. spars.
  • With loosened shrouds, Balance the mast using the shims and a halyard to measure symmetry port-to-strbd....if the mast needs to go to one side or the other, use a mallet or hammer to 'tap' the appropriate shim in further to move the mast to the eventual balance. Continue to balance by tuning the shrouds.
or
  • balance the mast with initial similar methods but, he insists, do not hammer in the shims as doing so will put undo stress on the cabin house. Only 'wedge' in the shims with my hands. He believes tightening just the rigging is the best and main method to balance the masts.
any thoughts, additional or completely different approaches?

help, i want to go Sailing!

Max
Duluth, MN
__________________
Max Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.