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|05-06-2008 07:58 PM|
You know what comes after too tight?
(works with nuts and bolts as well as rigging)
|05-06-2008 02:52 PM|
Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Guess seekers of information will have to resort to search engines to find the referenced material.
|05-06-2008 02:34 PM|
The issue is that you have rig with in the titles, something with in sailnets program, makes that word along with others, automatically link to the sailnet store with in this case, rig items.
At times, a major PITA when it comes to linking things such as in your instance.
|05-06-2008 12:44 PM|
For rig tuning: Read Alex' contribution: Adjusting Your Rig, step by step. and/or get yourself a copy of Ivar Dedekam's Sail and Rig Tuning. (I recommend doing both.)
I went round and round about the Loos gauge thing. Get one if it makes you happy. I might, some day, when I've money to burn. (Ha!) However Dedekam will show you a quick, easy and inexpensive way to measure wire tension as a percentage of breaking strength.
*sigh* Something must be b0rk3d with Sailnet's software's parsing code. Both of the links I tried to provide are all busted up. Good luck.
|05-06-2008 12:23 PM|
Originally Posted by CharlieCobra View Post
It's not a noticeably different gage, like a 16th off or something. I didn't ever notice until I was trying to measure it with a tension gauge.
|05-06-2008 11:28 AM|
|Watermelon||If you're really concerned about keeping in spec, you could get a Loos tension gauge or something of the same sort. For my particular boat, the stays and shrouds should have roughly 3-4 inches deflection when under bare poles. Generally, tight, but not too tight. I'm not sure what the numbers would be for the Pearson you have.|
|05-06-2008 11:22 AM|
I cant find the origional Video...The narrative has been overdubbed with music on this one and the fillming is not as good...If you turn it up lode you can hear some of the origional narrative under the music....
To much back stay pressure and probably a flaw in the hull or design...although the latter seems unlikely with the money , and quality control theses boats get..Didnt take long did it!!!!
YouTube - America's Cup - boat sinks and breaks
|05-06-2008 11:09 AM|
Originally Posted by dwightgry View Post
|05-06-2008 10:55 AM|
Originally Posted by erps View Post
This does require several tacks to get right and should be rechecked a time or two if recently stepped or new standing rigging has been installed..
|05-06-2008 10:38 AM|
|CharlieCobra||bee67, that would make me nervous. Of course, I have a tendency to sail when many won't. I suppose it'd be cool for fair weather stuff.|
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