In Part 1 we got the mast upright so it was not leaning over to one side or the other.
Now let’s set the fore and aft rake and bend.
But before we set off on that long and winding road, we need to make sure we really understand the theory of tuning. That's what this chapter is about.
Yeah, I know, we would all much rather I just jumped into a step-by-step guide.
I get that but there are just too many variables to come at tuning that way.
Rather, each of us must clearly understand how all the different factors interact before we start twiddling turnbuckles.
The good news is that Part 3 is a step by step guide to setting rake, prebend and getting the mast straight...but first you need to read this.
Why? Because by understanding the theory each of us will be able to deal with pretty much any tuning situation—way better than monkey read, monkey tune.
Let's do it: