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Rig tension too tight?
Just had the 1/4" standing rigging replaced on my Yankee 30. The Rigger performed a static tune.
Just put my Loose 90 gauge on the rigging and it is MUCH tighter than I ever had it. In fact, most tensions are literally off the chart for 1/4" wire on the Loose scale.
For example, the backstay is reading 48.5, which converts to about 1350 lbs. on the 9/32" scale!
My Loose gauge is fairly old and may be out of calibration, but I doubt it's THAT much out. The rigging feels VERY tight (which is what brought my attention to it).
According to my notes from when I tuned the old rigging, Break load for 1/4" is 3200 lbs. 15% of breaking Would be 480 lbs.
I sailed the boat from the yard the other day and it seemed fine. However, it was an extremely gusty day so it's hard to tell.
Why would the rigger have tuned so tightly? And yes...I will ask him, but want to have my act together before I do as there have been other issues.
Last edited by L124C; 07-27-2015 at 01:54 PM.