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Some folks may disagree with this, but no shroud should be loose/wobbly. When you get new rigging, they do it on land and the boat isn't in it's proper shape. It needs to be in the water for a few weeks before the final tune is done.
When properly tuned, when sailing in a light breeze and heeled, the leeward shrouds should not have any flop or sag in them. If you can move the shrouds without much effort with your hand, they need to be tensioned. Your mast should remain straight even in moderate/strong breezes. Having the shrouds too loose will allow the mast to flex when loaded.
The rigger should be able to properly fine tune your rig if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. It's not that hard, but it does require a few steps.
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Last edited by DrB; 10-30-2013 at 01:42 AM.
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