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Post: "Staysail Setup"

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Michael Dougan

Hey Norm,

Thanks. I'm not exactly sure what "broke" originally. The track looks fine, and there is a sort of puney car on the track. Maybe it was a small shackle that broke? If I were to rig it I'd get a better car, beefier shackles, though, I'd probably want something else to fail before ripping the track out of the deck ;-)

Anyway, I haven't really felt the need to get it working because I do exactly as you suggested for longer runs, ie rig a preventer to a cleat which gives me some downward pull and gives the staysail a nice shape. That system works perfectly for me.

When tacking around the harbor on a daysail, I don't get very good sail shape though.

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