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Hydralic backstay pressure
I have #2 on roller furling, this is the only furling sail that came with the boat. All other jibs were used for racing and are non-furling. #2 has no problem tacking.
It seems to me that the mast is not a single piece but several smaller pieces screwed together. My main concern is not to tension the rig too much or introduce too much bend.
I have the boat for only 1 month so far and It seems I spent more time cleaning the teak deck than sailing.
The winds at the sound, around Port Washington where I keep the boat, are usually 10-15, sometimes 20. No waves to speak off, so I never really had a chance yet to "play" with the rig. I only used running backstays once in 20kn winds, and only for the sake of using them.
The boat is a beauty though, both on performance end and interior. I saw a bunch of boats and when I saw the Sweden it was LOVE! Now I am dreaming about SY45. There is no end!
Thanks for the replies. I''ll re-read, digest and try it when conditions are right.