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Hello all

I have a catalina 250 , my wife and i go sailing on Long island sound CT ,NY,RI.
and would like to rig up a stay sail .
we dont go out in bad weather but have come home /found shelter plenty of times .
i would like to have the top just above the spreaders , and below a quik fitting just behind my furler there is a place to attach it .

the upper i plan to rivit ot the mast with a bracket (westmarine #129502)page 1018 , and below that a block for the the halyard .

i dont know how to figure the load to match the hardware with out spending big money on over sized , and wanting to keep it simple .

would a dingy quick release shroud leaver work ? (westmarine #246167)page 1005

also i am figuring to have a hank on sail made to the size i need .

also what do you think about the high strengh line verses wire ??
when not in use i plan to run it down the mast and to the side .


A bigger boat would be nice but for now just working with what i have , thanks for any thoughts

new guy tring to make it home :hammer
:puke

also i have 2 reef points on the main
 

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thanks for the responses ,

i have a roller furl 130 now .

and i have inner shrouds just below the sweped back spreaders so im thinking the mast might be supported ...

furling works but seems i could do better , switching a sail on my furler is a pain at anchor , so thats out .
I have thought about ATN
Gale sail looks good too .

then i read a artical on how a low-inner stay makes a big differance and the new lines make them easyer to rig .
so started looking into that ..

looks like $400 for the rigging i havent looked at sail prices yet ..
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
I have a shaffer 500 snap furler , the cheapest one with no bearings.
it came with the boat .
the 130 sail has reef foam in the front part of the sail . its a newer sail

and yes there is no room up front ..and the window is slippery !

I have a place were my furler attches to add a stay with room ..

with a outbourd motor it helps to have some jib out when motorsailing in bad weather
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
the foam strips in the sail make the sail stiff ..

and the feed into the track is pretty tight it doesnt pull up , you have to had feed every foot .

did you say there is a quick feed to add ?

a storm stay i figure would be easyer if you need more power just unfurl the 130 ,
i have room on my jib track for 2 cars to have both lines ready ..

i dont mind going forward but it is a nice day boat so bad weather i would reather not
im 42 pretty fit
i also have radar on the phone and a ipad to get the weather .
we use the boat ,and you always get caught in something if you go anywhere ..
 
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