[Rhodes22-list] Tuning the shrouds

Stephen Staum snstaum at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 19:21:10 EDT 2018

Yes Bob a loose rig is trouble. I lost a forestay early in my Rhodes tenure
thinking less tension is easier on the boat. Constant tension gives much
more longevity to the rigging. I don’t use a gauge but just tighten all
shrouds to equal tension.  The archives should provide tension #’s as I
remember the conversation years ago.

Stephen Staum
s/v Carol Lee 2
Needham, MA

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 7:02 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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> 1998 Rhodes 22 Recycled in 2014
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