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post #4 of Old 09-03-2004
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How to stop a singing mast?

I doubt it''s your mast. It is part of your standing rigging vibrating through to your mast. Try tying on a tag line from the mast to the shrouds and the stays. A little experimenting with the position and tension should do the trick. I my case I use tag lines to keep my halyards from slapping against the mast and they also keep the shrouds from humming. I wish more people would do this as there''s nothing more unnerving then listening to the sounds of the wind whistling through the "aluminum forest" at 3:00 AM!
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