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Yeah, I'm not going to sail with zip ties for sure. No, what I'm thinking is I saw another boat that had a tensioner affixed to the rear stainless steel handrail. I figure I can fabricate something like that as well, using stainless steel fittings and a pulley.

Also, I'm very cognizant of keeping an eye on the mast. So far, no pumping whatsoever.

Anyway, I will mull this over and maybe hold off until I have $$ to fix this. *Sigh* Gota be an adult. )
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Any idea why the backstay is so slack? Look at the boat from the side, preferable from a distance. How far aft is the mast leaning (raked)?
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I did that and the mast is pretty much at 90 degrees to the deck. Perhaps it is raked 1 or 2 degrees towards the bow, not the stern. (The chain plates for the shrouds are located slightly aft of the mast, centering it even without the backstay's tension.)
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The turnbuckles on one side were maxed out while the other side had some slack. I evened them out.
Did you check the turnbuckles for the forestay and the backstay, to see if one of them is maxed out while the other has some slack? I had that happen on my last boat, and couldn't get the proper tension on the backstay, and equalizing them solved the problem.
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No such luck. That was the case for the shrouds but not the back/forestay. And anyway, relieving the forestay tension would not fix this because the mast does not pivot on the sidestays-they attach to the deck slightly behind the mast.
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