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Dave Bevan

@Adrian Pery wrote:

Whilst checking my rig tension

Tension is one of several checks for proper rig setup. Before you break-out the wire cutters or the credit card, make sure you do a complete check of the setup:-

    Mast rake
    pivot pin alignment
    spreader angle/length

Maybe a bit chicken/egg if you can’t get enough tension, but better to check you haven’t got too much mast rake before you chop the halyard.

If you still need to shorten the halyard, you may find that swaging a new hard-eye makes it too short. Moving your highfield down, or adding shackles may compensate, but getting one made-up as Fantasia and Mato suggest may be the best option.