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I'm far from an expert, but our 34 is set up with a staysail on roller furling.
1. Sheeting - My cars stay in the same place most of the time, but I would adjust them if I were to roller reef the staysail in a blow, in order to get a better sheet angle.
2. Sheeting 2 - I have a single set of sheets and rarely use the staysail when downwind. When I do I just let the sheet out like you would the jib.
3. I think you mean backstays - they have their own track on the deck (near the scupper drains). Mine are spectra with a 5-1 block. Unless I'm hard on the wind with the boom hauled in tight, they are disconnected from the deck and are moved forward and stowed next to the standing rigging - attached to a ring on the aft turnbuckle. They can't be permenantly attached because the boom cannot swing out very far when they are rigged.
Hope this helps.
Brian & Marya
Pacific Seacraft 34
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