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Old 06-11-2009
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Great question, Bill. I've just made up new uppers (with StayLock terminals). Our spreaders were held in place by nothing except the tape around a leather spreader boot. Is that normal? I've heard/read that you are supposed to "tap" the spreaders up or down till you get them so the bisect the angle. Any more specific instructions would be appreciated before I again climb the mast. BTW, the "Mast Mate" steps that came with our boat are easy and Very Secure feeling to someone who no longer likes heights.


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OK, so maybe the tuning wasn't quite so easy... it seems I have pretty excessive headstay sag. When close hauled in 15 kts with a 130% genoa, I'm getting about 10" of sag at the mid point of the headstay - seems like rather a lot... How much should I be getting?

I'm tempted to tighten the backstay a whole bunch to tighten the headstay - and it'll do wonders for the pretty loose forestay too...

Any pointers?

s/v Toodle-oo!
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