So hanging a bucket full of water off the main halyard, I get ~20″ of mast rake from the halyard to the mast. This is measured just above the furled mainsail, about 24″ above the boom.
Seems like a lot to me…What are you folks getting?
Does anybody have any rig tuning numbers or even guidelines? I’m just guessing about the rig tune at this point.
Thanks – Greg S. – Wailana
More on mast rake from Mark H. on Epiphany:
Regarding mast rake on the E34, I measured the rake of the mast at a point 70” up from the deck. This was done to get around the stacked mainsail. I hung an approximately 2 ib weight from the main halyard and (measuring from the back of the mast) recorded 20” with no backstay tension on and 24” with about 75% of max, backstay tension.
It was a lot more than I would have guessed just looking at the rig.
In thinking about this some more, clearly the perceived (and even measured) rake using this methodology would be influenced by the fore-aft trim of the vessel. As I look at the waterline, it looks fairly level to me.