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post #3 of Old 10-04-2009
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This is not a healthy alternative. The inner forestay of the cutter rig should be reinforced by other stays to hold the mast. Normally the inner forestay of a cutter rigged boat is used alone in heavy weather. An inner forestay attached to a sloop rig will not be strong enough. You can use it with light air. Another alternative might be slutter rig which means you attach the top of the inner forestay to the top or near top of the mast. This way you will have an inner forestay which is strong enough.
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