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  1. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    The BlueWave fitting is a beautiful bit of kit!
  2. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    Ok, I'm getting a list of setting for the old alloy mast and the SS mast of Emmett.  We joked about the old mast and people chasing quite modest tensions and the boat simply bending. He gut WRT the alloy mast was 26 in very low, under 8knts.   27-28 is a far more "reasonable " number, up to 33...
  3. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    Feffe, +/-5mm, you x by approx 5 to get the movment at the hounds. So basically you move the hounds +/-25mm. Let me just clarify a few things re wires and placxments because names change across the world. First you have the "D" system.   D = Diagonals. D1's are the first set of "diagonal"...
  4. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    short answer is no. But as I did sail those rigs, I know that Forestay went up to 34 even 36 in a breeze, some went as far as 42, think the max I went was 37-38 but it had to be blowing oyster of the rocks to get to that. Caps went to 21, some took it higher but I thought that was pointless...
  5. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    Mast rake is defined by a class rule, so I can comment on that. Pole lenght is not, so I can't comment on that. But I would suggest you allow your pole to extend as far as you can without doing some dumb rigging idea to over extend it.   It will be limited by the hole the pole extension line...
  6. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    So your using a 10 year old spinnaker. Highly probably the luff has stretched and that has made the spinnaker "nervous ". 99% of people look at the luff line and shrug their shoulders, so there is a very high probability that one of the previous owners of the spinnaker did just that. There is...
  7. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    Mast heel position is all to do with D1 tension. 10mm in 5000mm is 0.2%, unless your chasing Gold then it's irelevant!               jB
  8. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    I have know lowers to be up in the low 30's, but it will also depend on primary stay tension. As long as the mast has a positive bend, then there is no "you cant exceed this" number. The 17 on the caps, FX go down to 14-15, but they make sure the mainsheet never goes out, so the leach acts as...
  9. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    BTW, rig tensions D1's too loose Main shrouds to tight, The rest is OK. Dont let the caps (uppers) go below 17, it become marginal.
  10. JulianB

    49er rigging problem

    Hi Guys, a 49er forestay is nominally about that length, it is never measured trhat way. What they do is they measure how far it extends past the mast plug, from memory it's 425-435mm from the bottom of the mast plug tallon, (the bit that sits in the mast-step,) to the the BP of the forestay...
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