SailNet Community - View Single Post - Solent Stay?
Thread: Solent Stay?
View Single Post
post #32 of Old 04-29-2010
Senior Member
EO32's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fremont, WA
Posts: 165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8

You make an interesting point. I have a cutter with dedicated running back stays for the forestay.

It seems that if the solent stay was a tad bit shorter, It could carry 100% of the fore load, thus keeping it balanced. That is sailing only with the solent stay sail.

When released, the jib stay would return to 100% of the load.

If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps better than most. A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.

- E.B. White
EO32 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome