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Re: Running backstay on my PSC 34

Good info. Thanks everyone. We are waiting for our rigger to add the inner forestay and running backstays to our PSC 34.

Our 1989 PSC 34 came with the inner forestay removed. We did not like how the boat performed into winds above 15kts with a furled genoa so we asked our rigger to add it back. He recommended adding running backstays and using them any time we the staysail is up.
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Re: Running backstay on my PSC 34

I have laid at the base of my mast in 30+ of wind and saw no noticeable movement. The mast if a tree trunk for sure. I only use my runners in high winds or if on the same tack for a very long time. I cannot see any reason to use them in normal sailing conditions. The rig is just way overbuilt.

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Re: Running backstay on my PSC 34

Good to know Raindog! That's been my sense but I've never thought to eyeball my mast when the wind is blower a near gale.

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