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Bob Harland
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It is normal to apply some pre-bend when tensioning the genoa halyard. If you are using a highfield lever one hand against the mast, the other pulling the lever will do this.
Hence the hounds move forward and downward.
if you dont apply pre-bend then you will not have the correct tension in the stays when you put the kicker on and the mast does bend.

bob