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Date Posted: - Thursday - 07/ 5/12 - 5:21pm
Author: Bill Miller
Subject: Rigging tension/deck compression
In reply to: Paul M31 # 106, nj 's message, "New tensions" on - Thursday - 07/ 5/12 - 9:04am

Hi Guys,
This is a great discussion and I mostly agree with Paul on a compromise between shrouds being too slack and too tight that would cause deck compression. I kept tightening mine over and over until finally had to go for more support. Refer to "completed projects" main mast support. I chose to copy Bruce Allen's version of the T flange stainless beam. Quite a project but works like a dream. No sticking of head or locker doors while only losing 1 1/2" of headroom in the doorway. I feel I've got it dialed on Natsukaze and agree with Bill on just taking up a little on the leewards while reaching in 10kts. I don't have a guage but would also be very interested in your final numbers on the tension.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> T-Flange -- Bruce (M31#95), - Thursday - 07/ 5/12 - 6:22pm

I have more photos of my mainmast support beam, as it has been updated, even since Randall wrote the article. Email me if you want additional information on my installation. Bill is right - it works like a dream, and makes tuning the rig easy.

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