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I have NavTec rod rigging on my 40' boat. Should the lower shrouds have the same level of tension at rest as wire shrouds or should there be more tension? I noticed this summer that the lee shrouds were flopping around when we were sailing.
Usually, the uppers are tightest, next the intermediates and then the lowers. This can vary with the type of rig. A good rule of thumb is that the larger the diameter, the more tension.
Your lee shrouds, in my opinion, should not be flopping around.
Last edited by knothead; 12-23-2008 at 09:48 AM.