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post #11 of Old 02-13-2013
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Re: my boat dances on a ball

Originally Posted by hallucination View Post
I have thought about that. problem is she is a single backstay with a mast roller furl. I don't know if I have a spare halyard run. Probably don't want to drop the topping lift. Plus it has a VERY abundant Bimini.

I could rig a pulley up the backstay ~10 feet up if it turns out to be the only solution.
Do yourself a favor and install a Garhaurer rigid vang and re-reave your main topping lift as a spare main halyard. Someday you'll need it and in the mean time you have a solution to using a riding sail and, in future, a "Mainster" (once you learn a bit more about sailing).

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