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Old 10-04-2010, 10:47   #1
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Gulfstar 44 Ketch Rigging

Hi all,
Can anyone help or does anyone have any information on a 1973 Gulfstar 44 Ketch.
I am trying to find out any information on the mizzen mast, regarding the backstays.
The spreaders are swept back on the mizzen mast, and it looks to me as if the backstays have been altered.
So my question is this, does my mizzen require backstays or not.
At the moment the boat has one single fixed backstay on the mizzen and there is no way possible for the boom to be able to swing past it.
If anyone has any information on this rig or any information in general if they could please let me know, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:58   #2
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Old 13-04-2010, 06:11   #3
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GS44 MS Mizzen Backstays

I also have a 1973 Gulfstar 44 MS Ketch. Mine uses twin mizzen backstays but they have simple tackle that allows me to remove tension to the leeward stay when I tack/gybe. The gear is similar to small mainsheet rigging (3-to-1 purchase with locking gear). I think it is normal to have both backstays drawn tight when the mizzen is down and release the leward stay only when flying the mizzen.

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Hi all,
Can anyone help or does anyone have any information on a 1973 Gulfstar 44 Ketch.
I am trying to find out any information on the mizzen mast, regarding the backstays.
The spreaders are swept back on the mizzen mast, and it looks to me as if the backstays have been altered.
So my question is this, does my mizzen require backstays or not.
At the moment the boat has one single fixed backstay on the mizzen and there is no way possible for the boom to be able to swing past it.
If anyone has any information on this rig or any information in general if they could please let me know, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 11-05-2010, 19:03   #4
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Hi Ray,
Thanks for your reply, I was beginning to think I had the only GUlfstar 44 MS.
Would it be possible for you to post some photos of your mizzen mast and mizzen rigging so that I can take a look at the setup, if you could do this it would be much appreciated.
Thanks again
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