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Is this normal rake

Forgot model of boat but was surprised to see so much rake.
Is this normal for any boat?
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That's not RAKE, that's mast bend...
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Looks like he forgot to release the boomjack and has the topping lift pulling the mast back...

SD's right it's mast bend not rake
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So apparently that much bend can be normal. Looks like yours is bent about the same amount.
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depends..it's hard to tell from the photo...

with the mast at rest, it is not normal..but looks like he forgot the main sheet in and/or boom vang and pulled the toping lift..

It can be normal under sail..as I showed you mine
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It looks like he's got too much tension on the backstay. That would cause the amount of mast bend you see there... and it probably isn't normal. You might see that much mast bend in a boat when they're out sailing in heavy winds, since that would help depower the sails, by reducing sag in the forestay and flattening the mainsail.
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Laser 28s, Hotfoot 27s and other performance designs often put that much (or more) prebend in the rig - but they need to have mainsails designed/cut to match.

I wouldn't be surprised if that's normal, but it is also possible the backstay was left tensioned up .....
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Hi there ! I'm new here.. but here's my 2 cents..

I'm a pro photographer and that could easily be a photo of a normal mast taken with any DSLR and a wideangle lens and then inadvertently cropped, or possibly even full frame...(but that just be my take because i know more about photography than sailing.. )

Giulietta, that is an fantastic photo up a mast.. was that bent as far during the sail, or was the view compounded by a wide angle lens.?? either way, awesome shot..


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Hi there ! I'm new here.. but here's my 2 cents..

I'm a pro photographer and that could easily be a photo of a normal mast taken with any DSLR and a wideangle lens and then inadvertently cropped, or possibly even full frame...(but that just be my take because i know more about photography than sailing.. )

Giulietta, that is an fantastic photo up a mast.. was that bent as far during the sail, or was the view compounded by a wide angle lens.?? either way, awesome shot..


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Joey...we're sailors...not that smart with thech stuff...that I don't even know what you are talking about...

Believe me..if we show a bent mast..it is really bent....
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was that bent as far during the sail, or was the view compounded by a wide angle lens.?? either way, awesome shot..
By a what??? HEy I don't compound anything....especially a wide angle lens..OK??

It adds weight and drag...

I have a Sony Cybershot..good?? I point..the image shows in the little TV thing..I post....
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