Rigging Set Up Data Sheet
23 February 2007
|Mast Rake||Tape measure hauled up on main halyard, from top black band to underside of mainsheet track in centre of tiller port.||
23′ 5″ – 23′ 7″ 7135mm -7190mm
|Spreader Length||Measured from mast-wall to shroud||
1′ 8″ / 508mm
|Spreader Span||Measured from shroud to shroud||
3′ 2″ / 965mm
|Spreader Deflection||From luff groove to straight-edge across shrouds||
8″ / 203mm
|Pre-Bend||From luff groove to main halyard with halliard stretched taut from masthead to mast/gooseneckintersection with rig tension on.||
1″/25mm min.- 1½”/ 38mm max
|Shroud Tension||Light Winds||
|Centre of Fairlead Track||Bearing Surface of Fairlead to Transom||
7’9½” / 2375mm
|Centre of Fairlead Track||To centreline (NB track to be parallel with seat)||
1’8 7/8″ / 530mm
|Suggested fairlead type is HA 4274 or RWO 2500 (Fairleads) with RWO 2700 track and RWO 2770 end-stops. Track to be bolted to seats.|
|Length of Track||
11 7/8″ / 300mm
|Bearing Surface of Fairlead to Transom:||Light Winds||
7’10½” / 2400 mm
7’9¾” / 2380 mm
7’8 5/8″ / 2350 mm
|MARK THE GENOA SHEET near the fairlead, making sure that it is the same on both sides andIF IN DOUBT – EASE|
Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2007 22:29
Written by Paul Wren | 23 February 2007
Guide to setting up your Wayfarer rig
By Paul Wren
|TOOLS REQUIRED||Long Tape Measure|
Rig Tension Gauge
Rig Data SheetBOAT EQUIPMENTAdjustable Spreaders
Adjustable Mast Step
Highfield Lever or Similar Rig Control
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
With mast flat on floor set up the spreader deflection and length measurements.
N.B. Make sure that the spreader angle is the same on each side.
Stand the mast in the boat with the shrouds in position. The mast hard up against the mast step aft heel pin but without the pivot pin in position.
Now put the jib up and pull on the required tension. Check this on the shroud with the rig gauge metre
Now measure the rake
Hoist a tape measure up to the top of the mast until 19’ 3″/5867mm comes to the top of the gooseneck black band.
Fix halyard at this point.
Now swing the tape measure aft to the back of the boat and read the measurement at the underside of the mainsheet track (or where the track would be) at the centre of the tiller port.
If the measurement is correct go on to step 5.
Rake too much
Move the pins in the shroud adjusters up
Rake too little
Move the pins in the shroud adjusters down
After this adjustment of the shrouds go back to section 3 and carry on down the list until the required measurement is reached.
N.B. The rig tension will need to be eased each time the shroud adjusters are altered
Now the tricky bit. Does the pivot pin fit through the hole without touching the sides?
IF YES – go to section 6.
Answer the following questions.
When the pivot pin is pushed through the hole, does it jamb against the front or the back of the mast?
Move the mast step pin backwards
Move the mast step pin forwards.
The last thing to check is the mast bend.
Pull the main halyard tight against the mast at the gooseneck and measure from the back of the mast to the halyard at spreader height.
Too little bend
Adjust the spreaders backwards a small amount
Too much bend
Adjust the spreaders forward a small amount
After adjusting the spreaders go back to section 2 and check the measurements again.
Now set the jib fairleads as per the above setting up data sheet.
Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2007 22:28