Loos Pro Gauge 5-7mm
An inexpensive yet accurate method of checking cable tension. Ideal for determining loads on sailboat rigging, guy wires, fences, or any application where cable or wires are installed under load.
Manufactured of rugged anodized aluminum, this gauge is corrosive resistant and will give years of service. Detailed operating instructions are included with each tension gauge. Higher accuracy (consistent accuracy to 3%) and easier to use than standard models. The cable can be adjusted while the gauge remains on the cable. "Just watch the pointer move."
Professional Models - Higher accuracy and easier to use than standard models. The cable can be adjusted while the gauge remains on the cable. "Just watch the pointer move." All readings are based on 302/304 1x19 S.S breaking strengths.
Rigging tension is becoming more important as a result of the trend toward the use of mast bend to control mainsail shape under different wind conditions.
Mast bend will also affect the shape and trim of the jib, since mast adjustment generally affects forestay tension. The expert skipper will benefit by maintaining consistent rigging tension while developing the optimum sail shape and sailing tactics.