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Giulietta does, doesn't she? I am sure Giu will be happy to post another pic.

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I like the photos that Ian points us to better...

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Quick question... is it my imagination or does the upper set of spreaders sweep forward?? Shouldn't both sets of spreaders be swept back?????
SD..what you see in the top of his mast is called a diamond. Its used often on race boats that have a "bendy" upper mast, causing severe bending and belly at the middle of the mast.

What they are doing is preventing the mast from bending backwards at the top, causing the backstay to be more effective and change the tension to the stay...

He has one of those, but looks like its an add on, as I couldn't see it in the other photos.

ZZ please note..YOU ARE CAUSING GREAT DAMAGE TO YOUR RIG SAILING WITH THE STAYS THAT LOOSE.
Please have that corrected, as you risk causing shock stress to your shrouds, deck plates and hull..the stays are so loos that if you tack or gybe, the mast will dance forward, causing impact to everything that is behind it.

You can break your mast, shrouds etc. Please..do not use your boat with the stays loose..even if they seem tense to you...they sure don't look.

Please have someone recheck all the rigging...you are damaging it, ok??
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I upgraded the rigging on my boat... take a look and let me know what you think.


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By looking at your photo...one can clearly conclude....

YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME IN YOUR HANDS!!!!
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Yeah, tensioning the new rig took forever..

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Is that a Catalina??

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It was, then I added a MacGregor on each side to make it a trimaran...that's why I needed the new rigging.

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It was, then I added a MacGregor on each side to make it a trimaran...that's why I needed the new rigging.
SD....shhhht...are you nuts???

Please don't give CD any ideas....we all know how much he loves to put stuff on his boat...next we will see him with USS EAGLE's Rigging, with 25 batteries hanging like Christams balls from the spars!!!!
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Hey Giu, never thought about that. I THINK IT CAN WORK!! I better call Defender. They put my own personal sales line, direct to the VP sales. It's great to be well-known, respected, and broke. (smile).

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