[Rhodes22-list] Tuning the shrouds

Shawn Boles shawn.sustain at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 19:18:03 EDT 2018

If you look in the manual that came with a boat you will find advice on
tuning the shrouds. Fore and aft control rake and should be fairly tight.
There is a control on the port backstay to adjust tension.
Fore and aft side stays should be hand tight! This seems counter-intuitive
but it comports with the way the boat is designed. Trust Stan.

s/v Sweet Baboo

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 4:02 PM rweiss <rweiss at siu.edu> wrote:

> Has anyone tinkered with tuning the upper and lower shrouds? What I have
> read
> says that a slack rig will put stress on the system through excessive
> movement and shock. My shrouds all seem too loose. I have purchased a
> tension gauge to measure tension, but am unsure about how many pounds of
> pressure to use. I realize this may be overkill for casual sailing, but I
> enjoy finding ways of tweaking the boat and am always looking for ways the
> extend the life of my beloved Rhodes 22.
> Bob
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> Beach Spring
> 1998 Rhodes 22 Recycled in 2014
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