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Catalina 22 back stay
Hi, just bought a C22 and the system for the back stay is different. Is has adjustable tension with a line and cleat. In a v-shape attached on either side of the track for the boom on the transom. Also there is another wire split off that is attached to the back of the boom. My questions before I go sail:
1. Do I leave the wire attached to the boom while sailing and this gives more tension to the stay the more wind you get? Or do I remove it and the raised sail holds the boom up so I don't need the wire.
2. Where the 2 wires attach to the transom, the port one is a bit loose. However, if you look in the locker to try to see the bolt on the bottom, it is blocked and only with a mirror, can you barely see it, how do you work on it?