Hartely 30 with Lee Helm. Helpfull suggestions please

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Andy Turner, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. PAR
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    Attach a small weight ( a few pounds) to the main halyard and let it dangle down as far as it will go. Swing the boom off to one side and measure the distance from the halyard to the mast base.
     
  2. Andy Turner
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    Mast foot attachment, if raking the mast back has helped but not enough e next step is to move the mast foot aft a little.

    I agree, cutting the bottom off the mast is another step but it's anothr large job involving removing the masta nd having the rigging substantially altered. If i have to i will do this over winter while the boat is aground but obviously i want to do everything i can before then so i can do sailing trials of each step to see what differnce has been made. During the winter she will be aground and parked up in the middle of 100 other boats so getting her back in the water to try her out isnt an option.
     

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  3. Andy Turner
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    Now that is why i am on this forum! Duh, why didn't i think of that!

    Will do that next time :)
     
  4. PAR
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    Naturally, the masthead sheave box will probably make the halyard stick out a bit, so subtract this from the distance from the base of the mast to the halyard.
     

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    When you 'bob' the mast with the weight as PAR outlines, don't forget to get the boat level athwartships so you can see if the mast is vertical in the other plane. If not, adjust shrouds, then you know it is even, from your new starting point.
     
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