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Old 03-15-2013
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Singlehanded Running Backs

I was looking at a 25 foot boat to take cruising Puget Sound this summer and it has running backstays.

How hard would these be for me to singlehand? And how dangerous are they? I don't want to lose the mast of course.

I guess I'm wondering if it would be completely impractical or if maybe it would be fun?

I used to do the running backs on some bigger race boats I crewed on, It's been a while though.
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