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Post: "Running Backstays For The Staysail?"

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Norm Rhines

The title trew me :

But I think the answer is yes.
I have running back stays which I employ when I go to a second reef in the main and roll up the jib. One reasion is, if you look up the mast the stay sail stay is pulling forward on the mast and there is no countering force (Less the running backs and the main sail) so the mast bows a bit without the back stays in place. i.e. I believe they (running backs) are a good thing.

A side note: below 18Kts I don't bother with them (they are just parked in eye bolts just behind the lower aft stays) I guess I am a bit of a lazy sailor but hey it is the way I am.

They do kind of get in the way but Mid ocean it is more important to keep the rig than serve drinks.

Hope this helps:
Norm

P.s I think Bud sells these?

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