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Re: what am I doing now
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2018, 01:26:11 AM »
Both should have an aft rake, if the stay between the mast is correctly tensioned, the mizzen more than the main.
Photographs like this invite distortion which makes that a bit difficult to illustrate, adding to that is a little trim down by the bow.

The only discourse Ive been able to find from the designer is that the halyard on the main should fall to the deck 6" to 8" aft of the mast. My own mast has had its step replaced with a stainless steel one, during that replacement because I fitted the new step where the old one was there wasn't enough rake on the mast, so the step had to be hammered forward about an inch. Once the mast was pulled back using the backstay everything just fell into place.

Its interesting to watch a rigger at work on a mast, theyre so ductile the thing can be bent all over the place.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 01:41:36 AM by ZULU40 »
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