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Shroud and stay tension when climbing the mast
I loosened my backstay and forestay (actually, I removed the forestay and replaced it with a halyard) before climbing the mast. I didn't loosen the cap shrouds or the inner shrouds.
It occurs to me that this might have been a good idea, and since I have to go up again next week to attach the new forestay, I thought I'd ask.
Should I loosen the shrouds in this situation? Why?
Boat is a Newport 30 mkii