Re: Shroud attachment location at the chainplates
Thanx Jim and Gladl,
The spreaders were angled backwards and only location to attach was the aft chainplate. It appears as though at one point they where attached to be 90 degree's to the main sail sail track. We will be dropping the mast today and moving them back to what appears to be the original locations and then we can attach them to the chain plate opposite the mast and they should be opposite the mast on each side with the lowers attached aft of the mast which should counter act the pull of the 2nd forestay. I've seen on a number of sites that the angle between the wire and speader tip should be the same for the upper side and lower side of the upper shrouds. In working out some calculations it appears as though we will have to angle them upwards about 8.5 to 9 degree's to accomplish this.