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    Runner/Checkstay/Backstay Question

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    Runner/Checkstay/Backstay Question

    Just to add a comment, A full flat-top (or fat head) main really requires split topmast stays to get the benefit of sail shape control the set up offers. A flicker to clear a fat head main would have to be so long and stiff that easing and re-setting it would take more time and have the same...
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    Runner/Checkstay/Backstay Question

    I had a 40'er with that exact rig set up (exclusive of permanent topmast stay you show that won't clear the roach.)  It worked fine with both a-sails in lighter air and syms in heavy air.  But you could need an extra crew,   In light air, you are reaching so most of the shroud loads are lateral...
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