forestay tension

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forestay tension

Postby sail2day » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:13 am

Does anyone know the correct forestay tension. I bought a used 1996 16.5 that come with the owners manual. I couldn't find a proper tension guide.
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Re: forestay tension

Postby DgS » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:58 pm

I'm not sure what the correct tension is. I just tighten it down enough to snug up the mast and there's good tension for the headsail.
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Re: forestay tension

Postby sail2day » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:24 pm

I live in west Texas and the winds on our lake of 15-25 are common. During one of these days, sailing all sail up, the mast had a very scarby bend, which thought may break. I reefed the main. and finally took the main and sailed on jib alone, my 16.5 handled very well. I tightened the forstay 'tight', this improved the mast situation. I don't want to push the mast thru the cabin or cause other damage.
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