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I may be misinterpreting what you mean. If so, I apologize, but you certainly can "tighten them more than needed".
Tighter is not necessarily better.
You can tighten them so much that you bend your boat and none of the doors open anymore. I did that once.
In the 80's C&C's used to develop a "smile" between the keel and the hull when the backstay was overly hardened.
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