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The following covers basic setting up of the Supernova. Originally written some years ago by Richard Pakes, it has been updated more recently by Cliff Milliner to include alternative mast rake settings.
Mast Position Distance from forestay ring to from of mast should be 1120mm. Note that this may not be attainable on all Giles built boats as the foot plate position may vary a bit between boats.
|LIGHT||Just tensioned||Just tensioned||Just tensioned|
|MEDIUM||Gently on||Gently on||Gently on|
|HEAVY||Pulled very hard||Pulled hard||Medium on|
|MEDIUM||Off until overpowered||Off until overpowered||Off|
|LIGHT||Fully down||1/3rd up||1/2th up|
|MEDIUM||Fully down||1/3rd up||1/2th up|
|HEAVY||Fully down unless overpowered then 1/3rd up||1/3rd up||1/3rd up|
|FORESTAY ADJUSTER (Raked Rig used by National champions in 2009,2010,2012)|
|LIGHT||Mast upright 6010mm||Mast upright 6010mm||Mast upright 6010mm|
|MEDIUM||Raked to 5930mm||Mast upright 6010mm||Mast upright 6010mm|
|HEAVY||Raked to 5830mm||Raked to 5830mm||Raked to 5830mm|
|FORESTAY ADJUSTER (Upright Rig used by National champions in 2011,2013,2014)|
|LIGHT||Mast upright 6075mm||Mast upright 6075mm||Raked to 6000mm|
|MEDIUM||Raked to 6050mm||Raked to 6050mm||Raked to 6000mm|
|HEAVY||Raked to 6000mm||Raked to 6000mm||Raked to 6000mm|