I don''t have a babystay. Boats with babystays are deal killers for me. As a single-hander babystays are such a pain in the butt and represent a real hazzard that a boat that needed a babystay would be scratched from my list. ...........
This is a very old response of yours Jeff, but could you explain just what it is about baby stays that you don't like? I am thinking of adding one to my boat as a heavy air option (the rig does not require it).