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Re: Topping Lift from shroud cleat on the backstay??
Our first boat, a 22', had the topping lift attached to the backstay...it did its job in holding the boom up. However, I completely agree with Minnesail...I also forgot to detach it from the backstay a few times, and it can be more of a pain than one would think to reattach it when it's time to take the sail down, and the wind and seas have kicked up. For a 28', which is what we currently own, I would also suggest a proper topping lift from the masthead, which is how ours is set up and it is a much more efficient setup. However, it will work...