Actually, Karl, if that's the worst it gets, that's not bad at all!
About the wire lengths, I was thinking of posting this under Mike's parts topic on the Open Forum, but I think it's better here.
From the topic thread, mmiller said:
Jacques will be on this with France and our purchasing guy again Monday.
How about getting above-mentioned Jacques to add the FX and Tiger wire length guides to this? --
If you have the time, Karl, could you measure the spi forestay that you use, from tip-to-tip, and the spi bridles from tip-to-tip and post it here? Pre-thanks.
Whenever you get the chance. It would be nice to have a verification. You know. Measure twice, cut once type thing.
I am curious as to what angle the original designers preferred the mast set at with the shrouds/bridles -- vertical on the front crossbar, or back 2 degrees, or whatever. Yeah, yeah, I know about the stay adjusters... Hard to believe that they would stand back and say, "Just set the dam mast straight up, boy. Watdahell."
How would you translate all that into French, Jacques? Qu'est-ce que c'est, homme ?