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Re: Shroud and stay tension when climbing the mast

Fair enough. My thought was that since I loosened the forestay and backstay (in order to remove and replace the forestay), that the mast will have more forward and backward play. When that occurs, depending on the location of the chain plates, you could end up pulling on the cap shrouds in a way that does not occur under normal conditions. Any time anything happens to a rig that is outside of normal conditions, I ask more questions and take more care .

I am not worried that my shrouds will break, but that the boat could be stressed in a bad way. From the answers here I don't see any indication of that. I'll probably double check with the rigger when I pick up my new furler and forestay next week.

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