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Re: Rigging whistles at what wind velocity?
This will vary considerably, depending on the rig tension, configuration, shroud and stay makeup etc. so will be different from boat to boat.
Our Dyneema backstay (when new and still having the original surface texture) throbbed like crazy in 18-20 apparent, after a few years of wear doesn't seem to do so anymore.
I remember spending 20 minutes on a chartered boat trying to find the pump or motor that was 'still running' after we tied up and shut down only to find it was the rig vibrating in the 20 knots of wind we had at the time.
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