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post #2 of Old 07-30-2007
Tartan34C
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A thirty foot boat is rather small to have running backstays unless she is gaff rigged but the drill when jibing is to pull the main in flat and tighten up the new weather side then loosen the new leeward side and pay out the main. When tacking you can usually have both running backstays set up and just tack without touching them.
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Robert Gainer
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