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Re: standing rigging
There are three shrouds each side, the middle being the upper, the two lowers arent crossed if thats what you mean. But, are the fwd n aft lowers different lengths?
This is what I was getting at.. the fwd pair might be different lengths than the aft pair, and someone mixed up one of each.... could explain your issue, esp if the other turnbuckles seem in normal mid range adjustments when the mast is straight and centered.
A few hours of a rigger's time will likely be a good investment, for peace of mind if nothing else..
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