Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kemah, TX
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Rigging stupid question # ??I stoped counting
It doesn't seem right to me but I could still see it being no big deal. I was out in the bay last weekend and sailing in some of the stonger winds(averaged 18-20) that I've stayed out in with both sails up, due to setting up my main reefing system I could now reef down. I noticed alot of salck in the leeward stays. They were moving under there own power maybe up to an inch or two back and forth.
Is this normal as the windward side is taking all the strain or should they be tight also? I had a local rigging company come out last summer and remove my roller furling system and they installed a new forward stay for my new hankon sail. I asked them to look over all the other rigging and tell me if any of it needed replacing. They said everything checked out, but I question if they did check it as this is an older boat and I figured something else would or could use replacing in the near future.
O yes, the boats a '72 Irwin 32.5 Center Cockpit Sloop.