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Thanks Rich for the reply. I made a copy of your response to have when I re-tune the rig. I don't go through it that often and without an adjustable back stay I can't adjust easily while underway.

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Its quite easy to go forward and adjust the forestay tension ....just 'ease it'. I find when cruising its the simplest and most effective way to 'balance' all the tensions.
But I insist on a clubfooted staysail .... and I wont go there because of all the controversy about the 'safety' of a clubfoot.
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Simply looking to see if the leeward shrouds are loose/slack/etc. when on a heel is ........ 'nothing' sensible.
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To each their own... over many years of racing and cruising, I've found setting the rig by eye to work fine....%s mean nothing if the mast isn't in column, and if the mast is in column, why mess with gauges? I admit to using a Loos gauge on one designs for the convenience of quickly re-tuning at the dock.

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