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Author: Colin Browning (cbandfam...@yahoo.com) contact the author
Subject: Everstrom mast bending
Info: (6719 views) Posted: Tuesday 10-4-11 01:38:56 AM
I have a cool way of making adjustments to your spreaders. If you have a garage, put your mast and jib up in the driveway and move the transom into the garage until the mast is right next to the edge of the roof. Then go up on the roof and everything is right there where it's easily measured and adjusted. Works great for me.

:: Thanks again Dave,

:: Got my tape measure and will head for the boat when the
:: rain stops.

:: Seems like I have a lot of measuring to do.
:: ::
:: ::
:: :: :: I have a Everstrom mast on #3933 and it bends quite a
:: :: :: bit, 8-12", in brisk >15 mph wind. It kind of looks like
:: :: :: an unstayed mast.
:: ::
:: :: :: Is that normal?
:: ::
:: :: :: What can I do to reduce the bending as it really hampers
:: :: :: sail flattening.
:: ::
:: :: :: My sail is what I would call a medium cut and is old.
:: ::
:: :: :: Any suggestions would be appreciated
:: ::
:: :: Do you have spreaders between the mast and shrouds? If
:: :: not, you need them. Note the Articles section of the
:: :: website for how long and where to put them.
::
:: :: If you have spreaders, they apparently need to be longer
:: :: and less swept back.
::
:: :: Back in the day the wood masts had extreme bend, mostly
:: :: fore and aft. Sails were cut accordingly. But they had
:: :: no spreaders in the 50s and early 60s.
::
:: :: Dave Ellis
::
:: :: old guy

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