SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sailing without a BabyStay
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 09-25-2006
catamount's Avatar
catamount catamount is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Gulf of Maine
Posts: 598
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
catamount is on a distinguished road
I concur with Gary - skip the baby stay unless you decide you need it for shape or to control pumping. On my boat, we use the spin pole topping lift as the baby stay under those circumstances. We also have check stays. Just make sure you rig it up inside the jib sheets to avoid a problem when you tack. Don't ask me how I know this ;-)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook