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The owner has the yard tune the rigging at the beginning of the season, then we sail with the sailmaker early on and make the final adjustments. This year, the rig, as set by the yard, was very soft. going upwind in 15 kts apparent, the lee stays and shrouds were completely loose and the main was falling off to leeward by at least a foot. After the owner sailed with the sailmaker, they made a number of adjustments and now the rig is perfect. Unfortunately, i wasn't there so I don't know what was done, but I suspect it was just a simple matter of adjusting the turnbuckles.
This boat has rod rigging. I don't think that makes a difference, but that's what the boat has.
I think your idea of taking a rigger for a ride is a great idea and will really benefit you. When the mast was loose it really affected the pointing ability.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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