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post #15 of Old 09-24-2007
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Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
..and since I don't have a backstay, I'd love to know how I'm going to get "weird bends in the mast".

If it was a really big blow, I could understand the shrouds parting and the whole thing going overboard, but I don't understand how the mast can be unsupported with only a jib up.

No backstay??? That definitely changes things.

Why no backstay???
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