Calculating stay and shroud sizes

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by BigCat, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. BigCat
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    BigCat Junior Member

    I have an old copy of Skene's Elements of Yacht Design that uses the breaking strength of wire instead of the working strength. The usual advice is to use 20% of the breaking strength of SS wire as a working strength. Is this an error in Skene's? Arthur Edmund's book uses the same concept - shroud loads are based on selecting a breaking strength equivalent to mast compression. :confused:
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    He says that 20% of the breaking strength is the working strength for the application.
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