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Topping Lift Vibration
When the wind is at just the right speed, it hums through the mast and is much louder than I'd like to tolerate. I figured out that the line that's causing the vibration hum is the topping lift, so I'm not sure how to make it stop (can't exactly remove tension from that one). But I'm still green to sailboats. Is there anyone out there who can help me get rid of the Humming Mast?
For reference, I have an Islander 30, and don't have anything to rest the boom on to relieve tension from the topping lift's line.
UPDATE: Tried manipulating and taking weight off the TL, but the mast is still humming, so that's not the issue after all. Any ideas what else could be making the humming, besides lines running through it? I've played with different tensions with the other lines and nothing is working. I'm going crazy here!
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Last edited by cktalons; 05-15-2012 at 07:37 PM.
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