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Re: Looking for rig tension numbers on a Crown 34
Please consider that the 'set' and 'shape' of your sails, especially those that are on a forestay, or headstay, etc. entirely depend the tension in that wire. Just about any loft will, 99% of the time, build your sails to these 'expected' tensions for normal routine sailing in 12-15kts of wind based on the normal 'sag' of the wire under those conditions; ..... unless one specifies other than this accepted 'normal' wind speed range for normal conditions of your sailing venue.
If the headstay/forestay tension are not 'close' to the 12-15%, when sailing in 12-15kts, don't expect to be able to 'point' as well as with a normal/spec. tensioning.
Also, just about 'any' sail loft will also consider the amount of normal expected 'pre-bend' of the mast .... if no pre-bend; then expect a mainsail that's s-l-o-w-e-r while causing greater heel than 'normal' - a 'cranky' boat thats more 'easily set on her ear' when in gusts, than with sails attached to 'spec' wire tensions, etc.
hope this helps