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    Runner/Checkstay/Backstay Question

    Yes by dropping thew traveler prior to the tack or jibe you can ensure the batten pops before it tries to pass trough after.  So drop traveler and cleat so it stays high side out of tack wait until battens pop then drop traveler and ease main if needed to get it through.  On a jibe same but just...
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    Runner/Checkstay/Backstay Question

    He has masthead runners he is worried about what happens of the crew doesn't get them on in time.  He is looking for a belt and suspoenders set up with mast head runner and a perm backstay just in case.
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    Runner/Checkstay/Backstay Question

    Having raced with an oversized ORR main I have some experience.  If you do not drop the traveler and pin the main sheet to pop the battens on tacks and jibes before it goes through you are screwed.  If it inverts you will have to lower the main halyard same in light air not inverted or it will...
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