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    Posted: 05 July 2018 at 16:08
Today I went up with a Loose gauge.

Assuming the backstay has got a diameter of 8mm you have to pull hard to reach 20% of the breaking strenght. But again assuming it is 8mm and pulling untill the Loose gauge reeds almost 20% the mast looks really good with nice prebend.

Does anyone know how tight the backstay normally has te be? Say 10% or so?

And can anyone confirm the diameter of 8mm of the backstay?


Edited by Koppiekrou - 05 July 2018 at 16:11
Hanse 371 '05 - Karma - shoal draft - 2 cabin - 40hp - varifold -
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