Members' Online Book: Sail Handling and Rigging Made Easy, Chapter 35 of 36

Rig Tuning, Part 4—Mast Blocking, Stay Tension, and Spreaders

In Part 3 we set the rake and bend and tightened all the rigging up just firm, which is the core part of doing a good mast tune.

Now let’s tidy up a few important details so we can get on with the sailing tune (Part 5).

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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