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Old 06-09-2003
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Sailing Cutters

I heard of a removable inner forestays, called a Solent Stay, that when attached allows you to furl your roller furled genoa and carry a smaller heavy weather headsail. When not in use, the Solent Stay is carried close to the mast tensioned with something like a pelican hook. Depending on the boat, such stays can be retrofitted to existing masthead rigs, offering some of the benefits of a cutter without most of the disadvantages.

Larry
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