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post #5 of Old 09-10-2010
killarney_sailor
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At the SSCA Gam in Annapolis last year they suggested a separate antenna as suggested here or a backstay one but with only insulator (at the top). I am replacing my standing rig in a few weeks and think I will go with the latter solution. The boat has the traditional rig with two insulators but these bits are quite expensive and if you don't need one of them ...

The rigger I am dealing with (Mack Sails in Florida) said he has never heard of an insulator failure.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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