Book on Rig loads and mast engineering?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Jcatmad, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Jcatmad
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    Jcatmad Junior Member

    Im interested to learn about Rig loads on Cats is there a good text.

    Im thinking Rotating wing 400 mm cord not big

    Im interested in forestay tension for upwind performance....
  2. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    You could have a look at purchasing the book Multihull Design Concepts by Chris Smith. It's $25 inc postage within Australia, contact Jenny Smith on email jcswings at It has a fairly detailed section displaying trial calculations for multihull rig loads/crossbeams etc.
  3. guzzis3
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    guzzis3 Senior Member

    Whatever you do DO NOT buy Rigging by Danilo Fabbroni.

    It may well be the worst book of any type I have ever bought. Yep it's cheap but it's an absolute waste of paper. As far as I can see he includes absolutely no useful information whatsoever. It is only remarkable in that he could write so many pages with so little content.

    Am I being too subtle ? :D
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