Originally Posted by sailingdog
JeffH... I probably should have said can, not will.
Depending on the design of the boat.
.... back stay tension doesnt always mean head stay tension especially on a 7/8 rig.
S/D....."Both mast bend and mast rake will tighten up the head stay and make the sail more powerful, by allowing it to have a deeper draft." .... This comment doesn't make much sense in my case.