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Lawrence and Mayumi Wheeler

Bud, I keep my standing rigging tight so that Evangeline does well when beating into our trade winds. However, I have noticed that the little step locker at the foot of the bunks in the fo'c'sle has started to separate from the bulkhead by 1/8', and the kingpost under my new compression post shows signs of being pressed down into the ballast. Is the rig too tight? To how many footpounds of compression should each wire be tuned? Where can I find a tuning gauge?

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