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Re: New Rigging
Some folks may disagree with this, but no shroud should not be loose/wobbly. .......
I'm guessing you meant to say that no shroud should be loose/wobbly...
Generally agree, but in reality it's not unusual for a leeward shroud to go visibly slack in 20+ knots of wind, and expect that an awful lot of boats will fall into that category without risk of imminent failure..
The OP isn't concerned about the last degree of pointing or 1/4 knot of speed, so he's probably OK.. but going through the exercise of removing some of that slack would be a good thing..
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