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Old 10-29-2013
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Loose shrouds

I recently got the 40 year old standing rigging replaced on my 24 footer here in Seattle (by CSR Marine). Everything seems fine, happy with their work.

But the shrouds are noticeably looser than the old ones were. For instance while on a starboard tack, the aft-most port shroud wobbles like a big guitar string (or maybe a bass guitar - slowly).

My questions are:
1. How tight should they be? How much tension? It looks like one could adjust them.
2. I think I have seen tension measuring devices... do they exist?
3. Does anyone in Seattle want to loan/rent me theres?

BTW, again very happy with CSR. Also got a new mainsail from Ballard Sails. Very happy with that as well.
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