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Restrainer for staysail forestay

My boat is a Pearson 367. Has a staysail. When not in use, that forestay is pulled back and restrained with a block system shown in the pic. But I am confused that the block system has so much line. Am I missing something? Why is the line so long? Or - no reason?

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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

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My boat is a Pearson 367. Has a staysail. When not in use, that forestay is pulled back and restrained with a block system shown in the pic. But I am confused that the block system has so much line. Am I missing something? Why is the line so long? Or - no reason?

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Does it have a cam cleat and can it be controlled from the cockpit?


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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

Hes talking about when in use...not off to the side

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Is it actually a babystay

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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

It does have a cam cleat. I don't think it can be controlled from the cockpit. And if I wanted to set it up, I would have to attach the stay to its contact point on the bow.
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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

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My boat is a Pearson 367. Has a staysail. When not in use, that forestay is pulled back and restrained with a block system shown in the pic. But I am confused that the block system has so much line. Am I missing something? Why is the line so long? Or - no reason?

Any ideas?

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That looks more like a tackle for a boom preventer system that someone started to use to restrain the baby stay. Our preventer tackle is nearly identical. The line length makes more sense in that usage, too.

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That looks more like a tackle for a boom preventer system that someone started to use to restrain the baby stay. Our preventer tackle is nearly identical. The line length makes more sense in that usage, too.

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That makes sense to me. But I'm curious how the stay is tensioned when attached to it's eye near bow? I see some toggles but not sure what i'm looking at.

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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

There were three rigs available on the Pearson 365, (sloop, cutter, and ketch). Only the cutter had a jibstay that was intended to fly a staysail. But that stay made tacking and jibing a pain in the butt so the jibstay was often set up to be removed when coastal cruising. Originally, there was a Highfield lever and turnbuckle. It looks like one of the owners switched to a block and tackle. While a block and tackle usually do not end up with enough tension, it allows the jibstay to be tensioned quickly with the staysail already attached.

My guess is that the extra line allows the tackle to remain attached to the chainplate while being pulled out of the way near the shrouds. This allows a quick and safer deployment.

It makes no sense that this tackle was meant as a boom vang or preventer.

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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

This is a common system, as Jeff said, and is available for exactly this purpose. It never was a boom vang or preventer.
Unfortunately, we cannot use it when we remove our staysail stay as we have a foil on it which won't make that bend.
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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

Yes - not able to control from the cockpit, and would not work with the stay attached to its chain plate as the stay is not long enough when the turnbuckles are loosed to max to be pulled out of the way
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Re: Restrainer for staysail forestay

I'll take a pic next time I'm on the boat
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