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A quick question about mast rake
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Justin Butler
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19th March 2019 - 2:49 pm
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The title sums it up really. As some of you may know, splashdown is immanent. Does anyone have a standard setting for the mast rake on a twister? Is there variation between boats? Thank you in advance for your thoughts,

Justin

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Peter Mulville
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19th March 2019 - 3:46 pm
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Hi

Somewhere in the Newsletters - I think it was Christopher Hoare who was a very good racing man - recommends 6". I know that I remembered the figure because mine is a little more than that and more than most. I think it looks racey. I didn't set the mast up - it was set up by Rupert from the Elephant. He wins major competitions in 6 metres and I'd not dare change his settings.  

Go for 6" unless somebody overrules me.

Peter

PS See the Winter 2012 Magazine in the archive for tips on sailing her; also December 1992. Both in the Technical section.

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Justin Butler
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19th March 2019 - 4:02 pm
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Excellent, Thank you Peter,

Justin

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Allan Beswick
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24th March 2019 - 9:11 pm
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On the original drawings for ToM the rake is measured at 9 inches. Take your pick

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Justin Butler
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25th March 2019 - 2:32 pm
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Thanks Allan, due to the oversized main on my twister I went with six (ish) inches. She balanced beautifully on the way home. Reaching in 12 knots of wind, minimal heel averaging 5.5 knots with the Tiller lashed. A transformation. She went on for nearly 20 miles like that. So for now at least I'll stick with that. Sorted now, thanks for the info,

Regards,

JustinRoquetta

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