Manual

M32 CATAMARAN

MANUAL SUMMARY

The instructions in this manual are made with the intention of making owners safely use the boat for training and racing. The M32 is a high performance competition boat designed and dimensioned for inshore racing and should be used accordingly.

We want to stress the importance of having the rig according to the recommended settings with the spreader angle, prebend, diamond tension and mast rake being the key parameters.

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• Spreader angle should be between 180-200mm

• Prebend should be a minimum of 70mm with full main and 80mm when sailing with a reef. When measuring the prebend the mast supports shall be placed 150cm above the bottom end of the mast and one 20cm above the upper diamond stay fitting

•The diamond tension using the Loos & Co. gauge RT-10M(3,2-7,1mm) with the base of the gauge in just above the mast winch is recommended to be in the interval 45-55. If the required prebend is not reached at 55 on the gauge the spreader angle needs to be adjusted

•Mast rake should be 480mm

Additional important information while sailing:

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• The recommendation is that a maximum of one person tensions the gennaker tack line. It is key that this is not tightened excessively as it is increasing the compression of the mast dramatically.

• The forestays and shrouds should be tight at all times so they need to be tightened if they stretch. The forestays take the majority of the load going upwind, not the gennaker luff.

• When not manuevering only one daggerboard should be fully down

• The mainsheet and traveler combined is supporting the mast both upwind and downwind and the gennaker needs to be eased prior to the mainsheet when depowering the sails.

• To prevent damage to the rudders do not let the tiller go while reversing, this is overloading the rudder head as well as the blade.

• Ensure that the cunningham line is not resting on the diamond stay, a dyneema can be put around the gooseneck to get a better angle for the ring/block

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