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Mast rake and rig tension R32

Posted: 3 Apr 2006 - By: Dave Wray
I'm just setting up the mast on my R32 and was wondering what rake and rig tension others used. On the forum there is a topic date from 2002 on mast rake - can the contributors add any updates?

I've set my rake to 1 degree (18 cm at the gooseneck), the shrouds to 10% of breaking strain and the backstay to 15%. At 10% the leeward shrouds do not become slack. Reading a book on modern rig tuning it seems that a higher value for the backstay is desireable but I am slightly wary about overloading the rig (probably paranoia on my part).


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