Is this the only driving rule for the mast rake?
(a) The forestay length is controlled by laying the forestay along the forward
face of the mast spar and measuring the extension of the forestay beyond
the mast heel. This distance shall be taken between the forward...
Thanks @JulianB for the good advice as always. I'll make a try next days! I also have a pretty good spinnaker from 2019 still never used by me, I can try it to clear my doubts.
And what about the lenght of the spinnaker pole? I can quickly modify it tweaking an eye splice and it can change a...
after some attempts the rig set up improved. The main sail shape seems fine and it get hoisted pretty smooth. The mast bent curve matches the main luff and the controls lines work nice as well to flatten the sail.
But I still have issues with the kite. While sailing downwind It is...
Thanks @JulianB and @allweather.
And what do you think guys aboout moving the mast foot a bit rearward? I have a spare new mast foot plate and replacing my actual with that the mast base would move approx. 10mm rearward. Is this sensible or not? (checking the distance between the mast front...
I checked the FS length in the proper way and it is more or less 432mm. So we can assume that it is OK.
I try make this changes this afternoon! Can I go up more than 20 with D1's tension?
I have noticed that my mast foot is approx 10mm more forward than another Mackay 49er (the pin hole for...
Actually I've just sailed it once with 8-12kts and the main issue is while sailing downwind the kite too nervous and unstable due to the excess of luff tension. But as @JulianB says this is most likely related to the old style kite fitted up to the mast head.
Ciao a tutti!
I've recently switched from an old 49er to a newer one with the full carbon rig.
I am finding hard rigging the mast in a correct way and I would need some suggestions to fit it better.
I am feeling that the mast has a too costant bending curve instead of having the bottom...