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    Posted: 25 Sep 09 at 12:00pm
I've got a tuning guide for a certain older style of 14 foot long dinghy which gives the rig tension figures in lbs.  Does anyone know how these convert to relate to the figures on my standard Loos rig tension gauge?
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Varies with wire diameter. There's a handy guide on their website wot I found using that there google...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fantasia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 09 at 12:32pm
My older style 16ft dinghy (Wayfarer) has 3mm wire and we set that to about 350lbs tension, measured mid height on the shroud reads just under 25 on the loos guage.
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I've got this from somewhere.  We use about 150kg on the 4000.

Loos Gauge conversion table

Old      kg       New
26        100      19
28        109      20
30        118      21
32        136      23
34        154      24/5
36        177      27
38        204      29

 

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