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Thread: Mast tuning and raise lower 25+

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    Mast tuning and raise lower 25+

    Tuning Mast:
    I have a 25 plus with a twist near the top of the mast. I followed the tuning directions from Ericson to a tee and didn't seem to improve the twist?
    My friend suggested checking the spreader lengths and angles. Any other thoughts?

    I also noticed that the chain plate for the upper and lower stays are about even (Bow & Stern) with the base of the mast. This really surprises me as the Ericson's directions say the aft stay does not increase forestay tension and to keep the rear lowers loose. (Then what counters the forestay tension?)

    Raise & Lower Mast:
    The only thing I can think of why they have the chain plate for the upper & lower stays located even with the center of the mast base is for use of a Gin pole to raise and lower the mast with the lower side stays still attached, but loosened. Any Experience with this practice?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Stringert; 09-08-2019 at 06:22 PM.

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    can you send a couple of pictures looking up main sail track ??

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