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Old 02-06-2013, 09:18   #1
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Uneven shrouds?

If the shrouds aren't tightened evenly so that the mast bends slightly to one side or the other, does the boat point higher to the tight/short side?

How much is performance affected by this with boats under 40'?
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Re: Uneven shrouds?

with most cruiser type boats it will probably not matter......
even race boats can be a little off without noticable differences from tack to tack.
of course I am speaking in inches and not feet.
it is however esthetically displeasing to eye up a rig and find it not to be plumb. (definitly psychologically damaging on the race course)

I would expect the affect to be slower on both tacks and not so much closer to the wind on the "short side"

mast rake, forestay tension relatiive to back stay /runner tension and the type of rig you have will have more to play on pointing ability. then comes more racing adjustments like twist/draft position etc.etc

but why ask such a question when you can simply do it right in the first place?
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Re: Uneven shrouds?

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but why ask such a question when you can simply do it right in the first place?
Just curious
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