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Re: Review Your Own Boat

Reading comprehension.”balanced spade rudder”.
Dyneema is sheeved. No friction. Hanks are uncoated dyneema as well. Stay tensioned with device that looks like a rigging screw but has two handles that flip out. One prevents stay from turning. The other tightens screw. They both fold in to prevent it from loosening. Tight as a drum. No sag. Several companies make variations of this device. Had a J hook to do the same thing on a prior boat. Not nearly as effective. On this boat loosen backstay. Set up storm stay. Then a pump or two on the backstay. Go back to stay and another twist or two. Now have a flat mainsail as well. Clever. Seen this set up on masthead and fractional sloops as well as other solents.

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