I have just a purchased hull # 3423 and I have some questions regarding the FS tuning guide:
"The measurement from the top of the mast to this point should be between 28’ 4” and 28’ 5 ½”. The next step is to measure the “slop”. Do this by pushing the mast forward until the shrouds prevent it from going any further and measure at the same point on the transom. This measurement should be between 2” – 5”."
Is the first measurment of 28'4" to 28' 5 1/2" done without much tension from the forestay? Mine measured 28' 10", I shortened the shrouds since they were pretty loose and I got to 28" 7"
To raise my mast I attach a rope to the forestay and cleat the rope once the mast is up. then I attach the jib halyard to the bow eye to bring the mast forward using the jib halyard winch, then I attach the forestay to the forestay extension. If the mast rake is at 28'4" to 28' 5 1/2" I am not able to conect the forestay extension to the forestay. I am about one inch short of it, even with toggle plate all the way up. I tried the adjuster under the front deck, but I don't want to leave less than six turns on each side. What am I doing wrong?