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post #1 of Old 05-09-2011 Thread Starter
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rigging tension

I bought a 1977 hunter 27 last summer and I am getting ready to put her back in the water this morning. I bought a tension gauge, but it is elusive to tell me how much tension I should put in the fore & aft stays or the shrouds.

I did read a little one source said set the fore & aft stay at 10% of the boats displacement, so about 650 lbs. Another source said to set the fore & aft stay at 1000 lbs and the shrouds at 600 lbs.

Pretty large difference! Does anyone have any knowledge on setting the tension in the stays & shrouds?
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