Author Topic: New rig  (Read 94 times)

Venti

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New rig
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:33:24 PM »
I put new uppers, lowers and fore stay on the boat. Lowers  and forestay are 5/32wire, uppers are 3/16.
Do the numbers for the uppers stay the same for the larger wire.



Don Corey

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Re: New rig
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 02:45:16 PM »
U20s have always been supplied with 5/32" wire for all shrouds, uppers, lowers and forestay.  Some people did upgrade to 3/16" uppers during the mast failure "scare" days.  3/16" is fine for the uppers and I assume either size would be fine for the lowers but would require two different Loos gauges and wrenches for tuning if you mix them.
Don Corey   #25  fore 
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