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Storm jib on baby stay, Gladiateur/Pretorien?

I am the new owner of a Gladiateur. I am wondering if other owners of Gladiateurs, Pretoriens, and other Wauquiez's with a baby stay just fore of the mast have used that stay for hoisting a small storm jib.

Is it possible to use the baby stay for a small storm jib? Have any of you done that? Did you need to add a backing plate or other reinforcement? Did you need to use running backs?

Thanks!

Brian Stipak
Portland, Oregon
Gladiateur 33, "Northwest Passage", 1984, #247
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