- So, I stepped away from the build.
- Or possibly a mount to run a small halyard to the lower spreaders for hoisting a flag.
- Making that may be the tricky part for me to get this thing.
- It is a simple, standard single spreader rig, with two lower shrouds fore and aft and an upper shroud that is swept and attached alongside the lower aft.
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On the contrary the masthead will now act as a shock absorber in the gusts, flattening the main and open the leech, when the top of the mast falls to leeward and the midsection is forced to windward. Poorly written but pretty simple, medebach huh? No tools or knot tying are needed for my system and any one of them works in seconds and stows easily either onboard or in my pickup. The distance a should be approx.
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Compression Tubes Compression Tubes are often used with bolted Tangs. It makes sense, and gybes with what Martin King indicated. Had to have new end fitting made in nylon.
An adjustment log It is very useful to mark and note down all the adjustments you make. Rubber Retaining Plugs are also available for some of these Backing Plates. The deck itself in this area is just balsa cored though and will not take the load on it's own.
- From past posts I have read here it seems it is only good for stubbing your toe.
- This rig has either forward lower shrouds or a baby-stay.
- Check first the upper shroud tension by looking at leeward upper shroud.
- They had a nice sheerline, swept back fin, a bit of a bustle, pretty overhangs and droopy boom.
- The lines were then wrapped around the lower mast, right above the trestle tree and seized together.
- Fractional rig with in line spreaders using runners The pre-bend should be adjusted in the same way as for the masthead rig.
All I need to put away are the two accessory cords. Could you send a pic of quick release on forward shrouds and forstay and the pin you spoke of in vid. You must therefore regularly re-check the rig. This method is more accurate than the first one.
They reduce crew fatigue, widen the skippers options and improve reputation. The good news is, you can put in the forestay lever and try it out before cutting down the forestay. Another way to find maximum backstay tension than described above, is to sail upwind with your largest genoa in a breeze that heels your boat o. Anyway, using sound reason will help you set up the mast correctly. The line then runs down to the corresponding hole on the lower deadeye, singles tanzkurse going through the front outboard side and out the back inboard side.
They are also suited for other applications where the tang should not be allowed to pivot. This adjustments are described on the next pages. Easier to install than standard slotted Backing Plate Tangs, single party hamburg they require only a round hole not a slot in the Mast. Accuracy will improve with the sample length.
Then the upper shrouds begin to tighten and they hold it centered the rest of the way up. This is the way it's supposed to be and this makes sense, as I'm sure you've realized too. One or more Stemball Cup Washers are often required. Yes, replacing your forestay turnbuckle with a quick release lever could result in an overall longer assembly than before.
Those are just guesses and if anyone has a definitive answer I would love to know! The mast is back in tune and requires no further adjustment. It is however in the same location.
Notify me of new posts via email. Note that you will not be able to over tighten a wire with hand tools of about cm length fig. Go back to the beta groups experience. Mine are seized solid and i currently have them soaking in oil in a hope it helps.
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But do not exceed this tension by adjustment while sailing or in harbour. Now I fine tune the mast rake with the adjustment holes in the quick release lever or with the backstay turnbuckle. If the shroud tension becomes high enough, the shroud may be ripped off the mast fitting or the spreader may break down. The mast can wander side to side some until its raised about halfway, then the upper shrouds come taught and keep it centered.
Only approximate values are given. Excellent report and diagram on the mast stepper. The cap shrouds are finally adjusted.
What do you really need once you have the mast bolted to the step? To hold the boom vertical during raising, I use two pieces of pre-tied accessory cord. Keep soaking them and try twisting the spreaders in different directions. This helps to wrap the rigging line thread.
You will then have effectively made an angle bracket that takes the load off the deck and transfers it to the hull sides. All Tangs and other fittings listed are Stainless Steel unless otherwise noted. One crew member should pull on a line tied securely to the forestay while another pushes up on the mast and walks from the cockpit forward. Adjust with the lower shrouds. Adjusting the lower shrouds Windward lower is to tight.
The lower shrouds should then be adjusted until you have the desired pre-bend. But at this time you have checked and performed the final adjustments of the cap shrouds, so the problem must be elsewhere. Enter your email address below to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Vessel was reportedly raced hard.
This may lead to acceptable results but the methods described above, while taking some time, are more certain and reliable. My mast step has welded loops fore and aft. It's not exactly clear to me what the lowers are for.
Can we raise and lower the mast single-handed with the main sheet and the boom? The floaters commonly were a single pin through a stamped sheet steel bracket. This post is a companion to my previous post How to step a mast single-handed with or without using the boom as a gin pole. This short video shows how it helps me to quickly detach the forestay and connect the main sheet with snap shackles in preparation for lowering the mast as shown in the previous post. Hi Has anyone managed to get there spreaders apart to replace the lower shrouds?