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Tuning the rig on a boat is an important detail to racers on boats of all sizes. Depending on the wind and the specific tuning guide for your boat, you will want to adjust your shrouds. The tension on your rig will affect the mast bend, forestay tension and sail shape- crucial components in boat speed. Standing rigging tension is also important because of the load the wind puts on your sails, mast and shrouds. A well-tuned boat safely distributes the loads throughout.

 

As a tip, you should always record the conditions and your changes when adjusting your shrouds. Refer to your sail or boat manufacturer for tension guides specific to your needs. Most popular one-design sailboat classes have tuning guides detailing best practices on setting rig tension.

 

Tension gauges allow you to accurately and precisely adjust and tune your standing rigging. You should use these handy measuring tools often. Loos offers several different models of tension gauges. These different options fit various wire and rigging diameters. No matter the size of your boat, we sell a tension gauge to suit your needs.

 

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