I have rigged up an odd device to restrict the rotation of my mast - should I? I get a bit uneasy when I see the shrouds twist, as they are connected to the sides of the mast. Is this wrong? Previously, when close-hauled, the mast twisted round so far that the spreaders where in line with the long axis of the boat. Can anyone help?
Unless you controll your mast rotation it will be a liability in strong winds, over rotation powers Up your mainsail just when you dont want the power. Take a look at the system on Tasers and A class cats, they work well. The effect on sail shape can be quite dramatic.