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General Boards => General National 12 chat => Topic started by: DomJ378 on May 30, 2019, 09:53:49 AM

Title: Lowers
Post by: DomJ378 on May 30, 2019, 09:53:49 AM
Hi, looking for abit of advice. I am rigging 3308 and having never sailed a 12 before or a boat with lowers, I just want to confirm they are in the right place or if I need to adjust the position. I've attached a couple of photos showing how I think they were on the boat before I purchased it, but after reading a few threads on the forum I'm not sure if this is correct.

Title: Re: Lowers
Post by: tom lee on May 30, 2019, 08:00:37 PM

The lowers job is to counteract the force of the kicker pushing the boom towards the mast so they need to be attached to the mast at goose-neck level.
You will need very strong rope and a lot of purchase in the control line as the loads can be huge (I use 4mm D12 rope and 24 or 32 to 1 purchase)