For a geeky rigging question like this, I would refer you to our
(un)official class rigger, Steve Seals (Spars and Rigging) - he's been
working on Tuna masts (and lots of others of course) for decades.
Carlos, Hull 320
On 3/5/2012 9:40 PM, Keay Edwards wrote:
> Hola folks,
>> Major geek question. Any one have any cogent thoughts on the lateral forces applied to the mast step on the Santana 22? I am curious if the mast base plate needs to be through bolted to the underside of the support beam.
>> I heard somewhere that the force for every 1 lb applied to forward motion of the boat there are 4 lbs applied laterally. This is close hauled.
>> On further reflection the ratio of 1 to 4 might be for an unstayed mast.
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