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... But on that boat the mast bended like a banana with spinnaker and a broken baby stay. ..
The broken babystay would have had nothing to do with amount of mast bend, the likely explanation is a clueless skipper had left the backstay on at the windward mark.
The spinnaker pulls at the top of the mast on and on the sheets, it can't add mast bend, although it can do plenty of other nasty things...
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Last edited by sailingfool; 04-24-2009 at 04:38 PM.