How to Do Sailing Armada and Mast Maintenance?

  •  18/03/2019
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It is important to periodically control the sailpoles, which are a vital part of which many sailors neglect their maintenance. The falling of the sail pole on the course can cause serious injuries. Although it is not an easy possibility for a sailing pole to fall by breaking, we see poles broken by disrepair or easy deficiencies.

Especially the masts of the cruise sailboats are made of aluminum. In order to have resistance to external conditions, anodized coating is applied on them. Aluminium is an ideal mast building material in order to be light weight and not easily corrosive as corrosion. However, racing boats that require lightness and durability are fitted with carbon-made poles.

Control of the mast's connections

On the mast, gurcata connections, slavery and crucifixion wire outlets, navigationequipment and reinforcement supports are available. There are banners, scaffolding and especially wires in order for the mast to stand upright. Since the gurcataar on the mast is backwards, the ass is not important to the scaling wire.

Especially at the beginning of each season, all rope outlets, crucifixion wire connections, rivets, gurcatas and lifts on the mast should be checked. Sometimes, even as a result of a tiny severilya falling, the pin it is attached to can cause serious damage by removing it. That's why visual control is so important on the poles first.

The following links should be checked every year;

• Head straw connection pin and bridge (below)

• Head straw connection bridge (direct from the top)

• The breaks of starboard and sandzak lifts

• Breaks of diagonel connections

• Level difference of gurcatas (starboard-scaffolding should look flat)

• If there is a furling in the head of the shoal, the setuskurs on the profile should be bored every year.

• Starboard and scaffolding furlings should be moved with a hand tool every year. When they are not used for a long time, they prevent them from boiling.

• Pin and nut control between the mast and the boom connection.

Control of the Mast against Corrosion

Although aluminium poles are resistant to corrosion, they are soft metals, so they are easily corroded in contact with other active metals. Therefore, aluminium poles should be avoided from contact with other metals, and non-standard materials should not be installed by drilling holes in them.

Corrosion may occur if the masts entering the boat come into contact with stainless, casting, etc. on the snob. Therefore, the masts entering the boats should be checked every year to see if the mast has come into contact with another area. A grounding cable must be taken from the crucifixion wires or bottoms of the mast and transported to the sea.

Cables above the mast should be checked;

The cables of the iron lantern on the mast, electronics, radio antenna, etc. such as electronics should be checked very well. In the event of a leakage current, corrosion of the aluminum mast is possible. It should also land flawlessly under the mast or under the crucifixion wires to release the grounding cable. Otherwise, in the event of lightning strikes, the fiber or material under the mast will explode due to high current and start a fire.

Direct blood pressure should be checked;

The blood pressure of the wires on the mast should be well adjusted. In severe weather conditions, a correctly undone mast tirimi, can cause serious damage to the mast and its connections. A pole with excessive blood pressure on it will unnecessarily force the coat of arms and boat 24 hours a day. As a result, the fiber around the metals attached to the mast will be forced. In addition, the norsmen junctions or swed printing joints of the wires holding the mast will be constantly forced due to overload. Your boat will load both the crest and the hull as if it were constantly in the course of severe weather.

On the contrary, a very loose armada will cause problems when faced with strong winds. The wires, which are too empty, will have a camper effect on the swinging pole as a result of the shims of the sails. This effect will cause the force generated in all connection locations to hit suddenly. In a way, we're going to have to go through the effect of hitting the nail with a hammer every time the sail shimbles. As a result, there may be a wire that breaks off from the connection, and as a result, even the pole may break.

The backward reclining of the mast;

The more the sail pole is tilted back, the more your boat will be the original. But it's going to cause problems with boats that are wrapping sails into a dire that's too reclining. A winding main sail system that has not been trimted correctly and with crucifixion and dioganel unadjusted cannot function properly. It jams, the system casifies itself. Therefore, especially the pillars with the winding main sail system should be made correct and expert.

How do you tell the right mast tire?

When sailing, 12 knots are blowing when the real wind is blowing, and the crucifixion wires under the wind are ejaculating very lightly, you have the ideal mast trim. If 12 knots of wind, crucifixion wires, too swaying, your sail pole is too loose or the crucifixion wires are, as the opposite is too tense, your sail pole is very tense.

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