Morgan Nelson Marek running backstays
In communicating with an owner of the 1983 "R" racer version of the Morgan Nelson Marek (larger cockpit, shorter cabin, simple interior) he questioned why a specific standard version (smaller cockpit, larger cabin, very elegant interior) did not. The particular boat has attachments on the transom for running back stays but did not have any included. In looking at other standard versions none seem to have running back stays...is that correct? Would having them be an advantage when racing or even necessary?
In looking at the the boat there seem to be three versions..."R", and two standard (one with closed fore and aft berth and one with closed forward but simply an open quarter berth aft). Are there any other versions? What is the PHRF for the standard model?
Any insight would be most welcome as I am considering purchasing one.