Yeah, I discovered after buying her that she had a problem with the area of the hull that supports the compression post. Apparantly there was originally a wooden support between the post and the hull that rotted away. Either the first or second owner replaced the wood with metal...no problem, but one of them tightened the hell out of the rigging, probably before they discovered the rotted wood and was experiencing sag. Anyway, that opened-up a whole new can of worms that I have fixed, and have tuned the rig to proper specs. What's wierd though is the mast is in the c-line fore and aft, and athwortship, but it is turned maybe a degree to port. The other strange thing is the mast has a slight bow in it that I can't get rid of unless all the rigging is loosed. The bow goes aft which causes the top of the mast to go forward ever so slightly. The funny thing is she points better than an irish setter. So, where are you on the west coast of Fla?
s/v Pirate Soul