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post #23 of Old 10-15-2012
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Re: Question for those who sail cutters

Originally Posted by wingNwing View Post
Ours is a true cutter and we do what jrd does, fly the staysail to keep the jib from hanging up on the stay in a tack. We modified the inner forestay to be able to remove it and stow it against the lifelines when we're puttering about in the Chesapeake and doing lots of tacking; then we're just a sloop. What we love about the cutter is its flexibility - when the winds are heavier we roll up the jib and balance so sweetly with double-reefed main and staysail only.
On your inner forestay, what counter-balances on the aft end? Do you have running back stays?
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