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Woah woah woah , easy there dragon . Hear ye the Big Red Pirate he has the sage advise ye be lookin fer. Mast straight . Go sail . Comes loose -thighten. Too tight - loosen . KISS . Keep the mast straight perpendicular to the waterline of your boat. Odds are your not going to find out what she really needs till you get the bugger out there and see what she does. I look forward to hearing some stories of adjustments you make in the conditions you come across in your new boat. Just to throw a quick tale your way . Many moons ago ,the rigg on my wee Bahama Islander was set wayyyy to loose on the aft port shrouds turnbuckle , and coming about , in the most awesome breeze ,heeled over on her rails, screamin like a freight train(thinkin this is probably a good time to set a reef) . POP as we tacked to port the bolt just worked her self out of the turnbuckle bounced on the gunwhale and plop into the drink. The good news was I had crew with me that particular trip and actually it turned out to be the woman I married ( nother story ,I digress). That dug deep into the stores and found the replacement bolt needed to fix said shroud. In with the bolt couple o turns o the buckle and..
"Perfect" yet again we cheat death me sez. Seriously tho just go out with your boat get used to what shes doing and or not doing and adjust accordingly . The fact is your going to make mistakes and your going to fix them on-the-run as we all have had to do. Bring as much replacement hardware as you can, tools and crew as needed (Otto counts as crew) till you know what she'll do and the advise about the tensiometer is sound also I fully agree.
Fair Winds and all the best Yarrrrrrr
Its hard trying to nap with that bilge pump alarm going off all the time