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post #2 of Old 07-17-2004
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Standing Rigging Cal 33

The best advice I''ve gotten on that subject is just tight enough to keep the stick straight and in the middle of the boat. (I''m assuming you do not have a "bendy" mast with baby stays, etc.) Go to windward in a brisk breeze and just take the slack out of the leeward shrouds. Make the uppers a little tighter than the lowers. Use a tensiometer to make the two sides equal after you are back at the dock. A lot of people like to set them up tight as possible, but I don''t know what good it does to put a lot of unnecessary strain on everything
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