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post #3 of Old 09-03-2004 Thread Starter
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How to stop a singing mast?

Thanks for the towel idea. The other suggestions I got where:

1) turn and lock the rudder to changer the angle of the wind on the mast

2) loosen or tighten a turnbuckle to change the "tuning" of the mast, although, my luck the wind speed would also change, and I would be up all night "playing" the rig.

3) Wrap the spinnaker halyard multiple time around the mast, disrupting the airflow.

I will try one of these the next time I''m out and am kept awake by my boat''s concert. Sailing with a two year old and three year old, I have found "looking stupid" takes a back seat to functional sanity.

Doug
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