The importance of a properly tuned rig is often overlooked during the manifold tasks of getting a boat ready for the season.
At North Spar, we believe in the necessity of a properly tuned rig. A poorly tuned rig will not only dramatically reduce the life of your standing rigging, but will add unnecessary stresses to your mast that can cause early failure. Not only will a correctly tuned rig extend the life of your standing rigging and mast, but will help with issues such as weather and lee helm, sail set and trim and overall sailing efficiency.
In short, for a very modest outlay, considerable gains can be made in both performance and rig longevity.