Mizzen standing rigging tensions

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September 25, 2017 at 11:54 #26163
John Tyler
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I will look in the manual, but any idea as to the mizzen standing rigging tensions?

October 13, 2017 at 05:57 #26175
Van
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I don’t recall the manual giving specific values.

The rule of thumb is intermediates are tensioned to 10% or so of breaking strain, and caps to 15%. The Caps on our boat are 7/32″ or about 6mm and and the Intermediates are 5/32″, 4mm. The breaking strains vary by manufacturer, but are about 2800 lbs and 5400 lbs respectively. (I got these from Ronstans web site).

So, you want about 280 lbs and 540 lbs.

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