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Old 02-09-2010
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Yep, just like sailingdog said, it probably is a so called "baby stay" commonly found on mast top rigs and indispensable on spreaderless rigs...

I had to retrofit one to my Piver Nugget and I use it to induce some prebend to the mast and tension to the forestay under windy conditions... Some people alsow use to rig a heavy weather jib...

I control mine with a block reduction, though. Here's a pic:

Is this what you mean?




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