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  • #35941
    Nathan Griffiths
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    Hi everyone!

    I’m having trouble getting prebend on my old gold Proctor mast,

    The spreaders are set as the Wayfarer book recommends and I have the correct amount of tension on the rig, should I sweep the spreaders back more or do these old masts just not bend that much? In light winds I have a horrible vertical crease just behind the mast

    I have a 12:1 kicker.

    Hope someone can help!

    Nathan

     

     

    #35945
    turtle3854
    Participant

    Hi, Nathan:

    Uncle Al W3854 here. CWA Class Coach since 1979. I am not that much of a fan of mast-pre-bend and have had pretty spectacular Wayfarer racing success with a very simple approach to tuning: My latest thoughts are currently available for “proof-reading” on my CWA web site at http://wayfarer-canada.org/KISS_NA_proof10.2022.02.24_092.pdf – ch. 3 specifically. Hard copy of KISS Your Dinghy can be obtained by following instructions at http://wayfarer-canada.org/KISS/buy_KISS2022.html

    The horrible vertical crease comes from excessive luff tension, by the way

    uncle-al3854@cogeco.ca

    #35952
    Nathan Griffiths
    Participant

    Thanks Uncle Al! much appreciated I’ll have a read ASAP

    Nathan

    #35953
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    What an extraordinary bible!
    Thank you so much for being shared these links.

    Jérôme

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