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12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Backstay Tension

Anyone know the numbers for what the backstay tension should be for 9/32 wire? I suspect that my forestay tension is insufficient but they both may be loose and it's difficult with the roller furler to check the tension on the headstay. If the mast is aligned and I know the backstay tension is close then I'll probably be close to where it should be.

s/v xapic w32

Norm Rhines

Good day All:

I tried this a while back, but Nada? I will try agian.
There is a nice way of listing the standing rigging tension information in a Table form.

see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westsail/database look in the "rig tension database". It would be grand if some of the rest of the group could input there standing rig info as this should help us all +/- .

I know this is not part of the WAO, but hopefuly when we get enough data, Mike can import it into the WAO Members area. or have it appear in the next windblown.

Please note there is no personal info in the rig database = no chance of spam.

The other database is for vendors

So if you own a rig tension gauge go take a look and please send on the info to the database and your fellow Westsailors.

Aloha for Now
Norm W32 #564

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