Shroud Tension - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 09-14-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
john66 is on a distinguished road
Shroud Tension

How should the tension on the upper and lower shrouds differ and how much tension should there be on each?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-15-2002
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
gnorbury is on a distinguished road
Shroud Tension

Generally the cap shrouds will be the tightest, followed by the forward lowers and finally the aft lowers. The objective with rig tuning is to pre-stretch the wire so you don''t have excessive flop when you load up the rig under sail. (i.e. leeward shrouds should remain under slight tension when you are close hauled in a good blow.)

Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-16-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Shroud Tension

john66,
I like to keep mine so that when I''m close hauled fifteen to twenty kts.to weather,the leeward shrouds are slightly loose.That way when I''m not under sail the mast is not being drivin down as much,easing stress.

Dennis
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-17-2002
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
gnorbury is on a distinguished road
Shroud Tension

The problem with that approach is shock loading of the wire during the gusts/lulls. Riggers I''ve discussed this with all seem to agree that shock loading is bad for the overall life of the rig and should be avoided.

Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
high tension 36?? jeff H pjer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 10-26-2014 12:17 PM
Releasing tension on a winched line Jonathan316 Learning to Sail 4 05-06-2004 07:07 PM
chart for rigging tension KenD Gear & Maintenance 0 07-08-2003 09:56 AM
Replacing Shroud Lines RookieHunter Gear & Maintenance 1 11-28-2002 07:37 PM
Initial rig tension captain_jim Gear & Maintenance 1 10-16-2001 06:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:57 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.