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Terminology question about standing rigging

Hello all

I own a contessa 26, which has a single back stay. It does not connect to the rear of the boat directly but rather connects to two wires/cables that form a inverted V which is connected to chain plates at the rear of the boat.




Not the best picture but the only one I have.

What is the correct term to describe this inverted V ?
Technically it is not the backstay proper but I don't know what to call it??


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Re: Terminology question about standing rigging

Split backstay
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Re: Terminology question about standing rigging

Split backstay



Really common as it is a really simple to set up and adjustable backstay with the setup
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Re: Terminology question about standing rigging

Its called a delta plate. AKA split backstay plate.

Delta (triangle) Plates
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Re: Terminology question about standing rigging

It's quite clearly a quantum nebuliser. Mine is fitted with one too. I call it a split backstay though so that salty types know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Terminology question about standing rigging

They don't look like chainplates, they look like pad eyes.
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