rig research

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by recco, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. recco
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    recco New Member

    I was wondering if anyone out there had any ideas on possible ways to measure tensions in all parts of a yachts rig, i.e. measure shrould, forestay, mainsheet, gib sheet etc. forces electronically. The aim of which is to be able to calculate sail force and direction.
    also a discussion of the usefullness of this would be appricated. I am trying to evalute this problem for my final year dissertation project and hope to begin pratical testing of my theory's soon

    cheers
     
  2. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

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