Brian Brickler and Dave Porter, Lake Beulah Yacht Club, discuss Aha! Insights on setting jackstay tension for the thicker jackstays on a C-Scow with SailZing.com.
Loose Jackstays – Watch for Mast “Pulse”Brian asked Dave how you know when you’ve set the new, thicker jackstays correctly for a C-Scow. Dave explains what signs to look for in the mast during a breeze that hints that the stays are too loose. Dave said that with the thicker jackstays on a C-Scow, you can set them looser. You know that they are too loose if you’re sailing upwind in a breeze and you see the mast give a little pulse. If the mast gives a pulse, then the jackstays are too loose and the mast is going beyond center. This could lead to broken masts.
SailZing.com’s Rob Hudson de Tarnowsky was lucky to come across this insight being shared at the 2017 ILYA Championship Regatta hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club and Inland Lake Yachting Association. Lake Geneva, WI
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