Apr 21

Cutting the rigging, and hoping we cut it correctly

Tag: boat workjonny5waldman @ 8:34 pm

Matt and I spent a day last week cutting the new rigging for Syzygy, after we spent a day going over the numbers that we collected in Mexico. Why a whole day looking at 10 numbers? Because there were, uh, discrepancies between Jon’s measurements and Matt’s measurements. Sometimes those discrepancies were only 1/8 inch; sometimes those discrepancies were 1 1/4 inch. Fortunately, that’s why we have turnbuckles — so that we can tune the rig to the proper tautness, even if the shrouds are a bit long or short.

And if that’s no fun to look at, check out what Brion Toss has to say about rigging.

The wire: 3/8″, 1×19 braid, 316 stainless steel.

The fittings: Navtec Norseman (we spent the rest of the day installing them.)

The tool: dremel, w/diamond-coated cutting blades.

The results: we’ll find out when we put the mast back in…

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