Mast tension

Here are some example settings from Pogo #300 using a rig tension gauge model Loos  PT-2M (size 5mm, 6mm, 7mm).

Step the mast with one chock aft of and two chocks forward of the mast (see Owners Manual).

Measurements with slack backstays:

Cap shrouds (V1): 37
Lower shrouds (D1): 23
Intermediate shrouds (D2): 11
Headstay: 21

Small amount of pre-bend, and 20-30 cm rake measured at level of boom.

Comments and suggestions are very welcome!

  • Andrés -Novira 140- November 21, 2012 at 19:28

    Many thanks for this information, I’ve been installing the rigging again and it went perfect.