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c&C 35 MKIII running backstay

The cars for the running backstay are broken (The eye is there, the other part is a hole with orange plastic from where a fitting broke) and the PO just tied off the stays. What is the right way to set these up? How essential are these for cruising and the occosional race?
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for gusts of wind or sudden wind velocity increases, the backstay adjuster can be used to quickly and efficiently depower the mainsail without letting out the mainsheet. I have found it to be very helpful on numerous occasions while cruising (i dont race my boat, just other people's boats).

I would bet that you could contact south shore yachts in canada (South Shore Yachts | Certified Yacht Broker | C&C Parts and Service) to get the specs on a replacement plate/block/etc. Or, contact the cnc photo album site (C&C Yachts - C&C Photo Album & Resource Center) and look there.
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Thanks. The part I am having problems with is not the hydraulic backstay, but the adjustable shrouds/stays. Sorry about the poor description.
On the backstay, any idea how hard it is to add hydraulic fluid?
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Mine's manual with ropes, so I have no idea on hydraulic fluid. I know there was a lively discussion about you question within the last few weeks on the C&C email discussion group. As for where the shrouds connect to the deck with the backstay, i would ask a rigger or southshore yachts for the proper tension.

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