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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Hi All,
We have a question for all you wonderful other SJ owners! Our SJ came to us with the rigging set up with baby running back stays (attached at the toe rail with at padeyes or slide eyes) located about two feet aft of the base of the shrouds and halfway down from the top of the mast to the cross trees. We are unsure of how these adjustable stays are to be used. Why are they positioned so close to the mast then what we're used to seeing? We've been told by some that at this location they help to straighten the mast when sailing to weather. But their so far up the mast? Maybe their used to support the staysail? Any input most welcome!
Best regards,
Judy + Kusuru

Judy and Kusuru
s/v Juju, 1978 Morgan-45 (Starratt-Jenks)
San Francisco, CA

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