I have my masts removed every year for warm Hall storage as I am based in Finland, and I think the rigging tension on the masts this year is less than last year. I ask the yard to Derik and re-rig for me.
Is there a precise rigging tension for the stays on my 1996 Nauticat 33 for amin mast and mizzenmast?
Is there an easy way for me to check this myself?
Also I have a couple of screws loose on fairleads and they do not seem to tighten using a screwdriver! Any suggestions?
Thanks Yvonne and Julie
They’re extremely simple to use; just hook the rigging wire through a notch in the gauge, then PULL on a simple piece of string and read off the tension on the printed scale.
Dunno about the fairleads ..if the screws just spin round without tightening, then EITHER the nut has dropped off the other end of the bolt (if it’s a bolt, and not a screw), or – if it really IS a screw – then the screw’s lost its grip on the wood which it’s screwed into, and I suggest pulling out the screw to see if the wood’s rotten, or if the wood’s OK but the screw’s hole is too wide, then just pack the screw hole with extra wood, re-insert the screw and tighten to a good, strong grip.