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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:17 pm
by gord175
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?


PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:23 pm
by gord175
um, that would be "lifting"

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:57 am
by Guest
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.
Walter Caldwell
USA537 "Cluster"

[Posted by: Cluster

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:13 pm
by gord175
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.


PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:20 am
by gord175
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.


PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:15 pm
by sdbob
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.

Bob Caldwell
USA 256, Sleekit