Thanks for the input guys.
Yes, I checked and made sure there was no tension at all on the backstay adjuster when I took these pictures.
This rig doesn't have the typical chain plate arrangement at a bulkhead. The spreaders connect to a rod which runs down and attaches to a stiffner on the hull below the water line. I checked that and everything looked good. Didn't see any distortions or anything that looked out of sorts.
Last edited by Canadaler; 09-26-2011 at 07:19 AM.