Żagle Pinnell & Bax – Selden ‘D’ rig

Wind Speed (Knots) 0-4 4-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-17 17-22 22-Up
Mast Rake Metric 7740 7735 7725 7695 7635 7570 7570 7565
Mast Rake Imperial 25’ 5” 25’ 4½” 25’ 4” 25’ 3” 25’ ½” 24’ 10¼” 24’ 10½” 24’ 9¾”
Rig Tension 470-490 430 350 300 300 280 260 260
State Still v. tight to open top of main leech Still v. tight to open leech Not slack, not tight – compress mast Slack, leeward shroud movement Slack Very slack wire can moe 4-5” sideways Very slack
Kicker No A bit Yes Loads
Reason To stop boom skying when tacking or easing To control twist To control twist and bend mast As much as you can handle
Cunningham No Yes
Jib Fairleads 450 450-500 520 530 570 570 610 610
Strut Neutral ¼” Down ½” Down
Jib Luff Tension No creases See creases Just a hint of creases No creases Tension – a little
Centreboard Position 10° fwd in the gybe 5° fwd in the gybe Straight down in the gybe Straight down or raise 5° Raise 5cm Choppy water raise more Raise 7cm Choppy water raise more Raise 10cm
Outhaul Very tight Tight Ease ½” Ease ¼” Tight
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