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I am getting ready to rebed the bobstay including replacing the backing block on my tall rig, Catalina 27. Looking for advice on where/how to loosen up the rig. My instincts tell me to loosen up the the backstay (I have a rolling furler on the headstay) to take pressure off the bobstay/bowspirit before I loosen the bobstay.
I am however, concerned about messing up the roller furling and having one of the major rig elements loosened. If I loosen up the backstay I am planning on using a spinnaker halyard to act as a temporary forestay.
Keep in mind that the Cat 27 has forward and aft lowers so there is some support but that still makes me nervous. Any advice or thoughts?
I will likely cross-post this on a Catalina 27 specific mailing list, just FYI.
Thanks in advance