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Mast bending tool

On the first event I joined I got some tips and tricks about rigging and tuning my IOM. The most important one was that I needed to bend the mast forwards (in neutral state, so no stays attached) due to lack of tension in the rig. But bending the mast after drilling the holes needed for the rig is not something SailsEtc is recommending. Therefore I made a small tool with a couple of bearings and 3D printed rollers to fit the mast profile. With this tool I have bent my masts successfully with the same radius over the total length.

Are you interested in building your own tool to bend your mast? Here is the shopping list: (more…)