Originally Posted by SloopJonB
This method is, in my experience, near universal. I wouldn't have to take my socks off to count the number of times I have seen anyone setting up a rig with any kind of tension gauge, even one as simple as a Loos.
I have a Loos guage just because of the "slightly loose" statement... I have no idea how loose that really is. Can I flex that with my hand? Is that starting to flap in the breeze? I like hard and fast numbers... I wish they had those for all rigs.
My Hall Spar doesn't seem to bend much at all. I kept loosening the shrouds, but it never seemed to bend either way.