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Re: Solent Inner Stay

Thinking about a solent stay verses an inner forestay. Since the inner forestay would need and have runners as opposed to the solent stay with no runners, seems the inner forestay would give added rig safety factor. If the backstay breaks, the runners could be used to stabilize the mast. And since the inner forestay would always be rigged, it could give a factor of safety if the main forestay broke.

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Permanent inner stays are a pain to tack the headsail through the now-obstructed foretriangle.. esp large genoas.

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Permanent inner stays are a pain to tack the headsail through the now-obstructed foretriangle.. esp large genoas.
Good point. I only sail with a 100% jib (generally winds here are 25k or more). I could partially furl in the jib then tack. Not too bad with the smaller jib I use.
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Good point. I only sail with a 100% jib (generally winds here are 25k or more). I could partially furl in the jib then tack. Not too bad with the smaller jib I use.
That makes it easier.. still kinda hard on the sail though.. and I think you'll tire of having to partially furl the sail on every tack... but maybe you don't actually sail long beats like we do...

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Permanent inner stays are a pain to tack the headsail through the now-obstructed foretriangle.. esp large genoas.
Definitely a PITA in tacking a genoa 'through' the foretraingle with a forestay/headstay combo, even with a stays'l flying on the forestay. Even with a 'tricing line' attached to the foot of a genoa to 'bunch' the genoa forward, it still occasionally gets 'fouled' on the forestay.

Other disadvantage is that when flying an Asymm., you MUST gybe it 'out and around' and cannot gybe it 'through' the foretriangle. 'Through the foretriangle' is probably 'best' when single handing.

As stated before, with the newer 'flying sail' furlers (for drifter, code 0, asymm, etc.) there's really no need for a solent rig. Example: Flying Sail Furlers*Furler & Top Swivel Sets**| Ronstan Marine Division
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