Can't really see mast "rake", but certainly mast "bend".I have noticed the sag in my forestay under heavy load in photos. I never knew the cause. Cool.
You can see my mast rake and tension in the first pic and the second shows the sag under load. Sorry to see the poor tension on the jib luff. Conditions were poor and re adjusting the sail was not in the cards at that point. 2-5 off Monomy, Cape Cod. My brave daughter was riding the bronco!
Just a rant. Please forgive me.Not illegal in MA or RI as far as I know. She had her legs around the station. No slip. I actually had her come back to the cockpit after a few dousings.
Me, too.Bend? As far as I know rake is the amount of mast bent back to the stern. Not a nautical pro. Is rake the pre tensioned angle to the deck or what you see in the pic? I learn every day.
Good to know that the leeward shrouds get loose on other Macs. My shrouds get looser the longer it sits on the water. After it sits on the trailer for a while the shrouds are nice and tight(but still get loose to leeward under wind power). After it has been sitting in the water for a couple of months the shrouds appear to loosen up. They still look tight but after I start sailing I notice that they are not tight enough. Even looser than normal.BTW, the leward shrouds will almost always go slack under any kind of wind. Our boats dont have any kind of bulheads in them to keep the two sides apart. If you wanted, you could tighten the shrouds up and make the boat less beamy.