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Swiebertje
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@Dave Barker wrote:

Just to clarify about the mast pin – it’s just to assist with raising and lowering the mast (after towing or during bridge shooting).

True if you are a cruiser.
For racers the pin limits the fore/aft mast movement to 20 mm max. The rules require us to sail with the (6mm minimum) pin inserted (holes 16 mm maximum). It is one of many measures to ensure we all have the same options.

@Dave Barker wrote:

This link http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/downloads/?s=73&ArticleNumber=17 takes you to one of the online tuning guides.

Actually it’s the mother of all other tuning guides. All others are copies from this article by Michael MacNamara, though many fail to credit the original author.