If they're that slack when, it is probably causing the shrouds to shockload when you tack or gybe. Probably not a good idea and they probably need to be adjusted and tightened quite a bit If you aren't comfortable with adjusting them... hire a rigger to do so.
Originally Posted by ekenna
Yesterday I was out sailing in 20+ and I noticed the leeward shrouds where very loose. They were just dangling. Is this normal? I bought the boat last june and the prior owner stepped the mast. The only thing I have done since is mouse the threads so they will not come loose.
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