[Santana 22] rig tension tips

Garth Copenhaver lodrosangbo at hotmail.com
Tue May 27 18:32:19 EDT 2014

Hi Silas,
Oreo goes with about 480 lbs on the uppers and 380lbs on the lowers for the summer breezes. These pounds relate to the pounds of tension prior to  loads. On the Loos B gauge this is 22 on the uppers and 18 on the lowers. For the NAs I went up to 25 on the uppers for the 25 knot plus breezes. 

The lowers seem to always be slack when healing so I would not use that "heuristic" for the lowers. I find that a good rule is to make sure that you have some slight bend back in the mast and make sure you do not have inverted bend (bend forward).


Garth Copenhaver

On May 27, 2014, at 2:31 PM, "Silas Boyd-Wickizer" <silasbw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm tinkering with the shroud tension on dayspring.  I've read and
> heard contradictory advice on what good tension is for racing a
> Santana 22.  Can anyone share qualitative or quantitative tips that
> they use?  Is the heuristic "leeward shrouds shouldn't be slack when
> close hauled" a good one to use?  Does anyone know approximately how
> many pounds this corresponds to?
> Hope to see you all this Saturday,
> Silas
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