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RussLeighton 06-04-2008 10:41 PM

N30 mast bend
I recently bought my 1986 N30 MkIII and noticed considerable mast prebend. On the advice of my sailmaker I reduced the prebend to 2 inches by easing off on the forward lower shrouds. However, I noticed that under sail I have about 4+ inches of bend. Can anyone comment on this? Is this normal for the boat? I need to know as I want to order a new main and the mast bend must be accounted for in the cut.

sailingfool 06-04-2008 10:58 PM

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I would expect that you need to tighten the aft lowers if you want to restrict the mast bending under load. Is there backstay tension while under sail?

RussLeighton 06-06-2008 08:21 AM

N30 Mast bend
There are no aft lowers on a Newport 30. Main and forwar lowers only and I have eased the forward lowers to reduce the prebend. What is normal fo a N30?

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