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Old 11-25-2009
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Wayne,

Summer sailing along Maine's Eastern coast can be beautiful and is more often than not. I look forward to having another level of rig "comfort" for those marginal days. I also want to sail a bit further East with confidence.

George
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Confused

You guys have confused this bumpkin. I have what I thought were running backs on my Santana 35, and the tangs for their attachment are on the stern below the toe rail and outside the lifelines - as far back on the boat as you can go. They are still in the way when in use, so I have disabled them since I singlehand in light winds most of the time, but I also thought that their purpose was to better control the mast bend when racing.
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drynoc,

Apparently the runners are used for sail shaping on the S-35. Basic Santana 35 Rig Tune

George - good luck on you project. You seem to be getting right down to "bare mettle" as firmware programmers used to say.

Wayne

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I think I see all the parts and placements now. I just came back from the boat. It is still on a mooring. I will locate the runners as far aft and outboard as I can to avoid a dodger. This will work well.

I have friends at Hinckley's and Morris Yacht so I should be able to get a look at a few installations. I like the pad eye in your photo, Wayne. That should make alignment easier for the backs.

Thanks again everyone. It was a great help.

George
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