Sailing ships get their maximum propulsion from the optimal rig setting. To trim the sails, the mast profile can be bent more or less along the longitudinal axis over the backstay and forestay to make the sail surface either flatter or more bulbous. The mast profile can also be adjusted via the shrouds of aft-arrowed spreaders. With sailing the mainsail is also trimmed via the boom vang, on larger sailing yachts a fixed rod-kicker takes over the function. It has the advantage that it replaces a dirk so that the boom cannot fall on deck.
On the dinghy a simple tackle is driven. Mast fittings and deck fittings for dinghy and yacht are also part of the rig, for example latch stoppers, pulleys and clamps. Regular inspection and maintenance of the rig is crucial for safety, as all components of the rigging are exposed to great stress. On larger yachts, the entering into the mast is sometimes a mandatory requirement for repairs or a rig check. A telescopic mast lift system, with which you can climb into the mast alone, makes you independent of crane and crew.
Mast steps and mast ladders also make it easier to climb up the mast independently with the appropriate safety equipment. A stable boatman's chair is a must on board a seagoing yacht. It allows one person to be hoisted up the mast by the crew using power-saving winches. All parts of the rig are made of proven, first-class materials and workmanship. Furling systems, mast and stay are exposed to high pressure and tensile loads, vibrations and climatic influences, which can quickly lead to damage if the material is of inferior quality. High-quality equipment and accessories around the rigging for sailing boats, sailing yachts and surfboards the water sports specialist Compass offers under Compass24.com.