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  1. Backstay tensioner - just a fancy turnbuckle?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I've got to believe that my old 28' sailboat once came with a backstay adjuster. I say that because between the backstay and the chain plate is about 30 inches of CHAIN .. ugly old galvanized chain. The chain is completely incongruous with what is otherwise a nicely rigged boat. Clearly...