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...Tighter is not necessarily better...
celenoglu's suggestion of unlimited tightening is potentially dangerous.
Some people have adjustable backstays to optimize things for light vs. heavy winds.
Also, many rigs with swept back spreaders have special rules that need to be followed for uppers vs. lowers. Sometimes the lowers are in opposition to the uppers, and can create reverse bend in the mast and other undesirable shapes if tightened too much. I don't think this applies to the C27's, but realize that other boat owners read these threads too.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
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