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Running backstay chainplate placement

I am adding running backstays.

When I install the chainplates, what governs their placement athwart ship? I have the bulkheads half done and want to make chainplates. I assume the angle the chainplate is attached should line its running back stay up with the tangs. Since the chainplates are about 5' aft of the mast I will need to either build them with an offset plate for bolting to the bulkhead or build up the mounting surface to accept a flat plate at the appropriate angle. Since I will be building these plates I can design them to exit the deck very close to the toe rail. One thing that occurs to me is stay storage when not in use. How much stress will I create for the wire if they are stored with the lower backs? I have no experience with runningbackstays,yet, and will appreciate any insight.

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