i think i have made a bit of cock up with rigging my mast.

i renewed the standing rigging this year and refitted it myself, when i ran my cap shrouds thro the spreader end plugs, i did not tighten/lock the shroud in place with the clamp, i just tightened it enough so the shroud can run thro the clamp, assuming that is how you get the tension above the spreader to mast connection.

now i have a funny feeling i should have locked it off tight, is this correct and is my mast about to come tumbling down.

any advice on how i should have done it would be much appreciated.

thanks in anticipation

the mast is a fractional swept back single spreader on a hunter horizon 272