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Old 22-02-2011, 18:20   #1
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How Do I Know if My Rig Is a Lars Bergstrom ?

Hi there, I would like to know if my rig is a Lars Bergstrom. My mast has two sets of swept back spreaders and no backstay. The mainsail is big and full battened. The jib is kinda small. Does it mean that all rigs like that are Bergstrom inspired?? Thanks a lot!
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Re: How do I know if my rig is a Lars Bergstrom?

a photograph would help us determine whether it's a B&R rig.
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Re: How Do I Know if My Rig Is a Lars Bergstrom ?

There is a fine line there. The B&R rigs were first used, as I recall, in the early '70's. Over time we have gone to almost all frac rigs with our new boats with spreaders swept as much as 30 degrees. This allows the designer to eliminate the standing backstay and open up area for a square head main or lots of roach. It also allowws builders to get away with having one chainplate on each side instead of two or three and if you eliminate the backstay chainplate you have saved even more money. The swept spreader rig has less wire and fewer chainplates.

I would think that a royalty has to be paid to call a rig a B&R rig and I suspect your boat is not a licensed B&R rig. But you could say it was "inspired" by the B&R rigs.
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