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Anyone use A Backstay Adjuster on their NA23?

Because our masts are deck stepped will a backstay adjuster put too much load on the deck? Would it be worth installing one if the deck will take it?
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Re: Anyone use A Backstay Adjuster on their NA23?

My 23K has a backstay adjuster and a stepped mast. No problems noted.
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Re: Anyone use A Backstay Adjuster on their NA23?

Itís a control that considerably reshapes both the headsail and mainsail at the same time. Since use of the backstay has almost no downside, itís an excellent tool to depower the sails.
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