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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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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Last edited by Jeff_H; 08-16-2019 at 08:11 AM.