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?