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post #3 of Old 08-30-2010
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Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
A better solution might be a backstay whip, that will lift the backstay allowing the roach to clear. It may mean using high modulus rope for the backstay.
That's exactly what we did on our 3/4 fractional rig with single swept spreaders.. it works quite well except the Dyneema tends to set up a fairly loud whine when tensioned in a breeze.

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