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Postby gord175 » Tue May 02, 2006 8:17 pm

I am a new owner and due to space restrictions at my club I will be dry sailing. I am wondering about the backstay rubbing against the listing cable. Do you undo one side of the split backstay to get it somewhat out of the way? Do you rig some form of shackle to make this easy to do? Any other suggestions?

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Postby gord175 » Tue May 02, 2006 8:23 pm

um, that would be "lifting"
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Postby Guest » Fri May 05, 2006 11:57 am

Gordon,
We replaced the clevis pins on the backstay with quick release pins. When hoisting, you can disconnect the backstay at both ends, and it will be out of the way. Works great.
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Postby gord175 » Fri May 05, 2006 10:13 pm

Thanks. Got the lifting package from Hall today. Tomorrow a bunch of us are raising masts. Should have her out for her first sail on Sunday.

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Postby gord175 » Thu May 11, 2006 8:20 am

First sail last week didn't happen. Crane unavailable. Finally put the boat in last night. The problem is going to be the electric motor and ballast on the crane stick out so far that they are against the mast and threaten to rip off the spreaders as the boat is raised. I have to crank in on the stern stabilizing lines so that the boat is raised more bow down to clear the mast. It is doable but a pain.

Doesn't matter. I have a boat and someday soon I am actually going to sail it.

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Postby sdbob » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:15 pm

We just throw all the sails on the bow, just put some weight forward on the deck and/or down below. It rocks the boat forward enough to clear the mast, but not so much that it collides with the backstay. We don't disconnect the backstay unless the mast is coming down.

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