If the mast buckles you know you had the rigging a bit
to tight!!! Yes I have seen that happen twice onces
when they were rigging a boat in the yard and the
other time someone was out sailing in light wind and
down every thing came! We did stop to offer help and
lifted the mast and boom onto their deck with our
crane. We also asked if they needed some bolt cutters
when we got there.
When I was at Marine Service Center I helped rig and
step masts. It's up to each skipper as to how they
like the sails to fill. But seeing how you have no
spreaders I would just tighten them till the cables
are firm and not a lot of slop and then tune from
Sorry I can't be of more help.
--- Sam Glasscock <glasscocklanding@...
> Here is a question that will sound stupid to the
> sailors out there, but has me puzzled. I am
> a 20' mast into a 31' motorsailor. The rigging is
> very simple, forestay and two shrouds--no spreaders.
> The rig is adjusted with turnbuckes on each stay.
> mast is stepped on the cabin top. There is a
> compression post from the step to the keel.
> Question--how tight should the stays be, and how
> I know when they are properly tightened? I have
> rigged anythig bigger than dinghy size, and any
> would be most appreciated. Thanks
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