SailNet Community - View Single Post - Lower shroud tension thoughts
View Single Post
  #11  
Old 10-24-2012
chucklesR's Avatar
chucklesR chucklesR is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
Re: Lower shroud tension thoughts

Loos gauges and pre-tension guidelines are for when you are dock side, not when you are sailing. You set them dockside, then go sailing and check.
As KH said, loose but not floppy, mast in column. Actual tension then doesn't matter unless you are near breaking strength (not likely).
__________________
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook