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Hey All,
Went out this weekend in good wind and first let me say....this boat sails itself on just the headsail but I noticed my stbd lowers are really slack on a port tack. Is there a good tutorial out there for static tuning of the rig? The stbd lowers do seem to have slightly less tension when static but they are not "loose".

I haven't even googled yet, just looking for recommedations first

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Britontoss.com. Used his DVD for years and very good. Lots of explanation. Also his book "Riggers Apprentice" helps assess your rig.

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Re: Tuning the rig....

Thanks

I also just noticed a sticky titled "adjusting your rig" ...doh!!

I should probably look at that
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Re: Tuning the rig....

I second the Brion Toss recommendation.
Generally, if the stick is straight you can tighten the lowers just to where they don't sag, but it's pretty easy to do the whole rig and get everything right. Buying a Loos gauge is a good investment (duct tape some flotation foam to it and you'll have it for life:-))
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Re: Tuning the rig....

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I second the Brion Toss recommendation.
Generally, if the stick is straight you can tighten the lowers just to where they don't sag, but it's pretty easy to do the whole rig and get everything right. Buying a Loos gauge is a good investment (duct tape some flotation foam to it and you'll have it for life:-))
I think that I will grab that DVD to get into the condition a bit deeper. It looks straight and I am getting no indications of poor adjustment based on helm feedback at this time. I think that you are dead on here so I will take up the slack on the leeward lowers to avoid shock loads and leave it at that for now.
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Re: Tuning the rig....

I found this book very helpful:
Sail and Rig Tuning: Ivar Dedekam: 9781898660675: Amazon.com: Books Sail and Rig Tuning: Ivar Dedekam: 9781898660675: Amazon.com: Books



It is also very good on sail trim.
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