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locking the backstay

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW THE BACKSTAY ADJUSTER KEEPS ITS TENSION ON ONCE THE WINCH HANDLE HAS BEEN REMOVED? IS THERE AN INTERNAL LOCKING MECHANISM? OR IF IT EVEN KEEPS THE TENSION WHILST THE WINCH HANDLE IS ABSENT?
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locking the backstay

Simple backstay adjusters use a ''non-overhauling screw'' lead .... which means angle of the lead on the screw pitch is such that it wont turn when the winch handle, etc. is removed. Any movement must be by an ''external source''.
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