That's interesting. I spent all day yesterday adjusting my rigging for the first time. An issue with the mast
step had caused it to slacken over time, so I executed a temporary fix on the step and started researching rig tuning online.
Using advice about tension based on wire size, not boat model, I began adjusting to achieve a tension of 1000lbs on the uppers, 850 on the lowers (fronts slightly more and rears slightly less), 1200 the backstay, and 1400 on the forestay. I ended up at about 90% of these numbers because some turnbuckles were all in because the mast has shortened itself on the step due to corrosion
Feels good to me compared to other masthead rig sloops at the dock
. I asked permission to put my gauge another boat and it showed similar figures.
Why are your figures so low? Have I made a mistake?
Haven't been out yet after the adjustment.