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Originally Posted by lapworth View Post
I have a 24' sloop and I'm not trying to push the limits on my rigging. Is there a general rule on how tight your stays should be? Thanks
Lap, welcome to Sailnet..

Please read this thread here

The info is very good, and its easy to follow..I know the idiot that wrote it.

He is an idiot, but is a good guy..

But normally it should be around 20% of the breaking load of your wire


Last edited by Giulietta; 01-24-2009 at 03:15 PM.
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