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post #7 of Old 11-15-2010 Thread Starter
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Thanks to all for your interest....
Ya....When I noticed the change in tension, I too had a SINKING feeling....I inspected the chain plates with tension off....all is well. The step looked good with pin in place. It may have something to do with the rebuild of my rodkicker. I replaced the piston, and now the boom is supported by the rodkicker rather than my topping lift, (dutchman furling).

Rob you were spot on....I was @2" out of plumb as measured by the halyard.

This is what I ended up doing....
Screwed an eye hook in the end of a 3lbs sledge and attached it to my halyard, then centered the stick from index marks on my toe rail measured from the roller furling fitting. Raised the halyard and plumbed it....dead on, so now I know she sits level...
No wind today on Charlotte Harbor, but tomorrow we'll have 10-12 out of the south, high of 84. Will get back to ya...Thanks again Gerry
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