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|06-29-2006 06:45 PM|
What mast rake would you recommend for a Ranger 37 ? I intend to try to race it next season when I learn a bit more about how to handle the spinnaker. but this season will be learning , learning, & more learning. Thanks.
|06-28-2006 10:43 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog
S/D....."Both mast bend and mast rake will tighten up the head stay and make the sail more powerful, by allowing it to have a deeper draft." .... This comment doesn't make much sense in my case.
|06-28-2006 10:36 PM|
|sailingdog||JeffH... I probably should have said can, not will. Depending on the design of the boat.|
|06-28-2006 10:27 PM|
Originally Posted by Jeff_H
Try to take it back with the backstay and you induce lots of light air killing, flattening, in the upper part of the mast.
We're still learning, but I'm leaning towards 6-8" Rake 1-3" bend and runners to take the sag out off the head stay when the wind pipes up.
|06-28-2006 10:05 PM|
Originally Posted by infonote
|06-28-2006 09:46 PM|
For what it is worth, depending on the design of the boat neither mastbend nor rake automatically means greater forestay tension. Prebend can be induced into a spar with high amounts of shroud tension, or with babystay tension on a masthead rig, which in terms slightly shortens the length of the mast loosening the forestay. By the same token, a mast can be further raked by loosening the forestay.
|06-28-2006 05:48 PM|
|sailingdog||Both mast bend and mast rake will tighten up the headstay and make the sail more powerful, by allowing it to have a deeper draft.|
|06-28-2006 11:11 AM|
|CharlieCobra||I used 6 degrees of rake on mine. She seems to like it.|
|06-28-2006 06:13 AM|
My j/24 racing buddy in annapolis just reduced his rake slightly, which reduces tension on the headstay. This in turn allowed his jib to have a better shape, and it must have worked - he won the 2nd race saturday.
|06-28-2006 02:35 AM|
|infonote||On boats like H-Boats, having the mast lean forward is done. I agree that it improves performance.|
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