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    Lazy Checkstay too Lazy

    My new-to-me boat has a bendy mast with both running backstays and checkstays. The running backstay and checkstay converge together to a single block and tackle. The checkstay is a braided line of some sort. The running backstay is a rubber coated line of some sort, and not nearly as flexible. I do know that the when tacking, whole block and tackle was detached from the working attachment point and moved forward amid the mast to a jib track truck with a padeye, pulled taught, and cleated secure. When I attempt this, the lazy running backstay is taught, but the checkstay is left loose. I'm missing a step in the process. Hoping for a clue what I am missing. Thanks -BC