[Rhodes22-list] adjusting forestay tension with GB jib furler
roger_pihlaja at msn.com
Tue Aug 6 21:24:52 EDT 2019
You use the backstay adjuster to set the tension in the forestay. When trying to point to windward, you tighten the backstay until there is minimal sag in the forestay. When sailing downwind, you want some forestay sag ( think parachute! ). So, you let off on the backstay adjuster.
S/V Dynamic Equilbrium
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> On Aug 6, 2019, at 8:16 PM, Shawn Boles <shawn.sustain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> I rely on the backstay tensioner.
> s/v Sweet Baboo
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 5:33 PM Jesse Shumaker <jesse.laten.shumaker at gmail.com>
>> I believe I have the standard GB jib furler. How could I go about
>> forestay tension with the setup shown in the attached photos? Or is that
>> fixed and simply controlled by the angle of the mast as a result of the
>> backstay tension? Or perhaps an adjustment where the forestay connects to
>> the mast?
>> Sent from: http://rhodes-22.1065344.n5.nabble.com/
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