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A Survey of A30 Rig Tensions


These measurements were made by Mike Lehman at Chesapeake Appreciation Days on October 26, 1991. These are real, observed measurements, not recommendations.
Boat # Forestay
(or Backstay
if Roller Furling)
Uppers Forward
Lowers
*211BA13401200
*129BA13401000
*277BA1340600
*2775851150520
*43378010001100
*US17890890640
*2271520890480
*247BA780320
89710780320
252RF 1520780192
*244BA710928
*76264710640
*5481340710600
196RF 300710600
584RF 460710520
451495530640
543780460240
138RF 890440416
488RF 890380320
450RF 300380320
*484300380120
454460380120
262460300168
416780264168
505890240520
584780216192
Notes:
Upper Shrouds - 1/4"
Lower Shrouds - 3/16"
RF - Roller Furling Head Sail - tension taken on backstay
BA - Backstay Adjuster - Tension not available
* - Indicates Racing Boat


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