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Topic Review (Newest First)
07-01-2011 01:12 AM
mitiempo I see it is a B&R rig. Shrouds too tight probably as posted by cruisingdream.
06-30-2011 03:43 PM
Dijon Thanks everyone for your assistance on this matter Dijon
06-30-2011 01:29 PM
overbored If there is no back stay then you would have a pre bend in the mast which is required to get proper sail shape. I would check with Hunter and get the exact forestay length and measure the one you have. If a furler is installed there may be an extra clevis link at the bottom that is required when adding a furler which would make the stay to long to get the proper mast rake unless you have it shortened.
06-30-2011 01:08 PM
Dijon Thanks Brian but Hunter did not include a backstay on this model. It is a B&R rig.
06-30-2011 01:06 PM
Dijon Thanks cruisingdream for your response. 6" is also the metric for this rig.
I currently have 11'' even with no tension on the shrouds and stays. I will retention the forestay (turnbuckle already quite short) within the furler but failing that was wondering if there is a way of taking the bend out of the mast without damaging it.
06-30-2011 12:56 PM
Dijon Thanks Brian but the trailerable Hunter 25 does not have a backstay. The rigger I consulted mentioned that Hunter on this particular model did not incorporate one.
06-30-2011 12:44 PM
cruisingdream Most Hunters have mast pre bend the larger ones are around 6" of bend with no tension, I'm not sure how much yours should be assuming it is a B&R rig with no back stay it is probably normal. if the mast is raked too far back this is due to shrouds & stays being too long/short not the pre bend in the mast. (try a shorter turn buckle on the forstay & retension)
06-30-2011 12:35 PM
Dijon Thanks Brian but the Hunter 25 trailerable does not have a backstay. The rigger mentioned that Hunter uses proprietary tech in the mast spreader and shrouds that eliminates the need on this model.
06-30-2011 12:31 PM
capnmoe
Help

Hi Folks
I'm new to POrt Charlotte and I'm looking for a place(yard) that will haul my boat out store it and let me work on it for a few months and not want too much money. Anyone know of such a place? I wouldn't mind sailing a little ways to get there. \

Thanks

John
06-30-2011 12:15 PM
mitiempo If the forestay was slack and was tightened with tension on the backstay the forward lowers would keep the mid mast section in place but the upper half would take a set aft.
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