What am I looking at in this pic of an X-Yacht?

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photo 38 under full specs, what is that?

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2089622&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_id=1797&url=

2089622_66.jpg


 

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That's the 'Portal',

you go through it and you come out

on the other side...

and suddenly you are on a Wally 100 in the Med,

crewed by topless Super Models.

 

CowboyKell

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President Eisenhowler

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It's kind of cool because the amount of mechanical advantage changes as you pull on more backstay - I'm not sure what's in the innards - I think you are winding the primary line onto a cone or something like that.

 

Rain Man

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I had a similar POS backstay adjuster on my boat when I bought it. Getting rid of it and replacing with a standard multi-part purchase was the best thing I did. I was forever crawling into the transom to clear tangles when the rope fell off the drum.

Its a good idea, but it fails in the KISS department.

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Jambalaya

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First saw this on a X35 - struck me as a pain in the arse, something else to go wrong. What happens offshore if there is someone in the bunk or gear falls into it ?

 

SPORTSCAR

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We have just completed a successful Winter Series here on an X-35 and have never had any problem with the backstay adjustment system. My wife trims main and adjusts the backstay with no problem at all - it's a clever system and it works very well. Agree it should have a protective cover of some sort if sailing offshore and sleeping in the stbd quarter berth - an easy fix with some sailcloth and velcro.

 

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