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post #4 of Old 12-10-2012
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Re: Adjustable backstay on a masthead rig? Totally worth it!

I second the advise from Sailorman. I installed a backstay adjuster on my previous boat, a Catalina 22, and the effect was dramatic. Even though the C22 is a masthead rig, I was able to induce some bend that positively influenced performance upwind.

Now I'm in the process of purchasing a Caliber 33 (11 foot-itis), and wondering if I need to concern myself with such matters. This boat won't be raced. Or should I start a new thread on the subject?

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