Good Day all,
I recently purchased a 76' Pearson
10M. I am new to boat ownership
so I need some direction.
A friend of mine ( long time sailor) who nicely helped me mount the genoa
told me I should install mast
wedges. There is nearly an inch between the deck
and the mast
. (I would likely install spar-tite next year anyway.) Further I was told to get the spec and buy a tension gauge to verify the standing rigging
. Regardless I will be taking the boat out at the end of the summer to cut off the corroded section of the mast and rebuild
So the questions are:
Do I need the mast wedges, I see nothing in the owners manual about them being required.
Is re-tensioning the rigging
needed or can I get through a season as is and let the rigger get all set up properly over the winter? The last guy who owned the boat was not too technical from my estimation. So if needed I doubt he did it recently.