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Thread: "Boomkin - Rig Tension"

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Boomkin - Rig Tension

Rene Ekeheien

i'm about to take off the boomkin to replace the wood support blocks (can't afford the s/s version at the moment).

i obviously have to disconnect the aft stay for the time being... how much should i release tension on the forestay?

i'm thinking one or two turns on the turnbuckle should do it??

thanks for any feedback!!

Bud Taplin

Rene, No need to change the tension on the headstay. The mast may bend forward slightly at the top, but it will come back in line again when you reinstall the backstay.

Rene Ekeheien

thanks for the valuable advice Bud, as always!

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