Originally Posted by barnakiel
Imagine tuning with loos every time you set up the mast
(that is every time you go sailing). At times such boats have no screws but only plates - nothing to tension there.
I break out the loos gague maybe once a year. For light air days I loosen two turns, for heavy air I tighten two turns. At the end of a day I reset to my base setting. It takes maybe two minutes. This covers my rig tune for everything between 5 and 20kn. If t is blowing less I go fishing
, if more then I am not going out for a daysail anyway.
I am much more likely to break out the set of digital calipers than the loos gague however. I have the distance noted between the screws for my base settings, so when I forget to reset them I can always get back to base quickly.