I have a 55 year old wooden boat so I read a lot of old books
. Most recommend that you tension your rig by sailing, sighting up the mast
, and adjusting it as necessary to obtain the desired set of your mast. Set it no tighter than necessary to keep your mast straight. I've raced with guys, on plastic boats, that kept their rigs tuned to about a mandolin pitch
. One guy had to take the door to the head
off as it wouldn't open and close do to the stress on the hull
. You do that with your wooden boat & you'll shove your stick thru the bottom. Also, slack your rig if it's going to sit for an extended period.