Re: Shroud attachment location at the chainplates
I know the halyard trick. When she was on the cradle I had her level and used a plumb bob to set the mast true and have a 2 percent rake. When we put her in the water I re-gauged the rigging to check and ended up adding some tension to the aft stay, but didn't notice the bend in the mast.
If you look at my posts you will see some drawings showing where the shrouds are attached relative to the mast foot. Also again the 2nd forestay is basically loose and Not causing the bend in the mast. The aft stay has also been loosened almost to slack and the bend is still there. We did find that by pulling back on the lower shrouds that the bend will come out RE: my question about swapping the location where they attach to the chainplate.