Mast stay tension

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Mast stay tension

Postby Wayne G on Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:10 pm

I have been slowly tuning the stays so that the leeward one does not go loose, but dont want to over-tension.
The stays are now at 320lbs when measured with a Loos gauge and the leeward shroud still goes a little slack in about 10 knots of wind. The Loos gauge suggests 420lbs for the 5/32 stay but I am concerned that this is too much. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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