First proper sail on my new Sonata today. Great fun and well balanced in 15+kts of steady breeze. I had recently tensioned the shrouds (using a Loos gauge) as per the Goacher tuning guide. So I was surprised to find that the leeward shrouds were quite slack going upwind.
QUESTION: Is this normal. On other boats I would add tension on both sides until the leeward shrouds were hand tight. What should I do?
I sail on BOB out of Whitby and we find that the leeward shrouds go loose
When you are looking at 15 knots of wind there is a lot of pressure on the windward ones.
We tie a small piece of para cord between the turn buckles to stop them turning when loose, recking you settings
Hope this helps